Mother. Wife. Entreprenuer.
The Story Behind Heart & Soul Market
I’ve been creating and sewing for as long as I can remember. Fifteen years ago, I was lucky
enough to turn my passion into my career when I began working for an upholsterer. I didn’t
really know anything about the business, all I knew was that I was going to get paid to sew, and it seemed like a dream. In 2012 we moved from MN to FL, and 9 months later I started my upholstery and drapery workroom in my garage. Over the past 6 years I’ve had opportunities to work with several designers and upholsterers in the area, and fine tune my craft. My work is featured in many beautiful homes along Florida’s east coast, including several model homes.
Although I feel blessed to have had so many wonderful opportunities, my favorite thing to do is to refinish or repurpose old pieces of furniture and give them new life.
I’ve often heard people say that they wish they knew how to sew, or that they just don’t know
how to operate their machines. I’ve also heard people say that they are just not creative, or
crafty enough to make something. I believe that anyone can learn to sew, and with help, they can learn how to create cute, and fun home décor items of their own. This is where the
inspiration for the DIY studio comes from. I want to create a space where people can feel free to experiment with their creativity. I always say that part of what makes you great at
something is having the right tools to do the job. The studio will have all of the tools needed
when you take part in one of our workshops, or come in during our open crafting sessions and use what you need.
Being a small business owner, and understanding the struggles of growing a business, I want to help other local business owners by providing a place where they have an opportunity to showcase and sell their goods. I understand that within the heart and soul of every artisan lies a desire to create something that will inspire and delight others. The market features handmade and locally sourced items, as well as fair trade products from impoverished nations. The heart & soul of the business is to support and encourage others to bring their dreams to life.
The Heart & Soul Market is a multi-faceted business that includes a custom upholstery
workshop, a DIY studio, and artisan market. I want Heart & Soul to be a place where customers experience integrity, honesty and quality. There are plenty of other places where you can get cute things to put in your home, but Heart & Soul is about shopping small, shopping local, and supporting others in your community.
So, if you’re looking for that small-town shopping experience, come in and say “hello.” We’ll always have hot coffee or tea, and cold water for you to sip as you shop.
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“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” ~ William Butler Yeats