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About our business:

Welcome!!

We are a small local business that creates handmade crafts and custom gifts, and who doesn’t love handmade? Handmade or custom crafts make the perfect gifts to give your loved ones! Our products are high quality, not to mention they can be customized! We specialize in Amigurumi and String Art, but create other crochet items and jewelry as well. I carefully create each product with love from a smoke free and pet free home. I love custom orders, so please feel free to contact me with your special request!

We make many types of handmade crafts and gift items, but specialize in Amigurumi and Custom String Arts!! There are endless possibilities to what we can make. If you have an idea for a custom string art, contact us for pricing and availability! Our amigurumi and string arts make the perfect gifts for any occasion: Weddings, baby showers, birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even just because!

Note to International Shoppers:

If you are outside of the United States and are interested in purchasing something, please contact me about shipping costs or head over to our Etsy shop and purchase there! I’ll be happy to help you!

 

 

A little about me, the owner: 

Hi, I’m Jennifer! I grew up doing lots of arts and crafts in my free time. I would spend hours making all kinds of things from plastic canvas, to beaded items, crochet, and more. As I got older, the variety of things I would create increased. I do such a wide variety of crafts, but definitely enjoy some things more than others.

I was an elementary school teacher for 7 years until budget cuts hit, but now I substitute teach. In the summer especially, I find myself with nothing much to do other than my beloved crafts. With everything I made, a friend kept telling me that I should sell them. So after much encouragement, I decided to open a craft shop online to sell my crafts.

Somewhere during the last few years, I became fascinated with Penguins. I have no clue what even started it! I just find them to be cute! My students would even bring me penguin stuffed animals and other penguin items! I kept many of them at school as to not drive my hubby crazy with them at home even though I already have a bunch of penguins there too since family and friends buy penguin things for me too!

After creating my shop, I decided it needed a name. After thinking about it for a looooong time, I decided The Craft Penguin fit just right since I am selling handmade crafts and I love Penguins!!

I’ve been married to my wonderful husband since 2009. He is truly my inspiration and is super supportive! I don’t know what I’d do without him!