In our opinion, it’s the unexpected gifts that make the biggest impression. The ones that are handmade; the ones that are from the heart; the ones that tell a story. Buying local and handcrafted is rewarding for the gift-giver, the recipient, and the maker.
When you walk into a store like This & That Craft Mill in Geneses Depot, you can find a plethora of handmade gift ideas. You are sure to find something unique for everyone on your list. Susan, the owner, has always had a passion for crafting and all things “DIY.” Her passion turned into a dream of creating a place where local artisans could showcase their work, and friends could gather to craft and learn about other types of media. This dream became a reality when Susan opened This & That Craft Mill in 2015 in The Old Mill building. The Old Mill is rich in history, and makes for a great backdrop for featuring The Mill’s 45+ artists.
Joining Susan, Nicole came to This & That Craft Mill as a vendor making “Smittens” (sweater mittens) in the winter of 2017-2018. When the season changed into spring Nicole noticed an increase of customers inquiring about refinished furniture. The demand for refinished furniture became so great, that when the opportunity to take on the building directly in front of The Old Mill (on HWY 83, previously Body Engineering and The Pink Shopping Bag) became an option, Susan and Nicole couldn’t say no! Nicole’s unique style and passion as a maker is evident in her furniture pieces located in the newly opened building. With the recent addition of the second building, Susan and Nicole have continued to build their team to include others with experience in merchandising and staging.
In addition to the fascinating and well-organized retail locations, this duo also hosts many fun events for the community.
Visit their website for more events.
The Mill also features how to classes, such as crocheting and sewing and furniture painting classes. This would be a great gift for a love one too this holiday.
Happy Holiday Shopping Fellow Junkers,
Tara and Becca