KATHY WILLIAMSON - Grand Rapids, MI
Starting with four friends in 1990 and sharing the expenses, KATHY WILLIAMSON of Grand Rapids recalls it as a “great way to start and this progressed to all of us getting our own booth.” “When I first started,” Kathy continues, “ I made soft dolls and their clothes.” Having daughters who relished her creations for their doll play, they also got older and spent the night at friends. Kathy then started making overnight totes. “I try to make things that I would buy,” she relates, and as with her baby music boxes – it has become her top seller. Her favorite customer story is that she places a container on her front porch for customers to pickup custom orders. One day, the container was missing. Kathy proceeded to call everyone who had orders to pick up. When she found the troublemaker, the wife said in a loud voice, “Someone doesn’t listen.” Kathy’s reaction was “it worked for twenty years.” She enjoys doing personalization and custom work so come meet Kathy in Saline. Her booth is always exciting as she has a variety of soft products for children and adults, and her creations feature beautiful fabrics to enhance her creations.