Small Business Saturday Maker Spotlight

Small Business Saturday Maker Spotlight

In a world often dominated by big-box stores and online retail giants, there’s a day that shines a spotlight on the heart and soul of communities: Small Business Saturday. Founded in 2010 by American Express, this annual event is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Small Business Saturday is a day to support local businesses and celebrate the unique charm they bring to our lives.

Small Business Saturday Maker Spotlight

As the holiday season kicks off with bustling crowds and frenzied shopping sprees, we invite you to take a look at several small businesses that have caught our attention. These shops run by creative individuals enrich our lives in ways that go beyond mere transactions! Fairfield World is thrilled and honored that our products fuel many small businesses, and we want to spotlight several of these makers.

Small Business Saturday Maker Spotlight

Hooks and Rounds

Sharon, the creative behind Hooks and Rounds, describes herself this way: “I’m a wife, sister, daughter etc but most importantly, I am a mom of 3 boys. At my day job, I am a bookkeeper but at night I turn yarn into the coolest things. Thank you for being here, supporting my small business.” We think her handmade plushies are super sweet and would make wonderful gifts!

sewing patterns

Sewing Illustration

This shop sells a variety of patterns, along with some sewing notions. Handmade gifts are always a hit, and the patterns available include many popular items such as Christmas stockings, gift cards holders, and much more!

handmade bags

JeNoelle Boutique

These handmade bags are both functional and stylish! Your bag will truly be one of a kind when you shop a small handmade business. This Etsy shop offers a variety of bag styles and sizes, ranging from large tote bags to wristlet minis.

machine embroidery patterns

Parker on the Porch

This small business takes it’s name from the owner’s daughter, Parker, who often posed for pictures with her mom’s makes on the porch! Any one who enjoys machine embroidery, from new learners to advanced experts, will find something to love at this online shop.

hooked by natalie Small Business Saturday Maker Spotlight

Hooked by Natalie

The adorable Poly-Fil stuffed mini Frida stuffie is what caught our eye on Instagram! This small business sells several cute handmade crochet items, from cute beanies to fun little plush items.

tiny friends crochet

Tiny Friends Crochet

If you’re looking for the cutest amigurumi patterns then look no further! The creative behind Tiny Friends Crochet dreams up the sweetest little designs and then turns them into easy to follow patterns, complete with lots of instructions, photos, and extras to make your project as special and unique as you are!

amigurimi gifts

Lolly May Crochet

If you’re looking for adorable little handmade stocking stuffers or other cute little gift ideas, check out Lolly May Crochet! She has a variety of cute crochet plushies, fidget toys, and more. She also offers patterns!

Small Business Saturday Maker Spotlight gifts

Stubbornly Crafty

This small business sells “Fun Whimsical PDF Sewing Pattern Designs” that are perfect for making gifts! You can find patterns for bags, bibs, plushies, and many other items that make great gifts.

creative crochet patterns

Yarn Girl Liv

Enter the world of an artist who blends her background in sculpture with her love for crochet to create fantastic patterns! These pop art inspired creations are whimsical and unique. You can use the patterns to make handmade gifts, or purchase the patterns for your favorite crochet maker.

crochet gifts to give

Yarn Hook Crochet Paola

This small business owner makes the cutest crochet creations that are perfect for gift giving. She makes adorable critters, plants that never die, drink bottle holders, and much more! You might be tempted to buy something for yourself after perusing her shop! Act fast while she has a Black Friday discount available so you can get your handmade gifts in time for the holidays.

Small Business Saturday Maker Spotlight

Small Business Saturday isn’t just about the transactions. It’s also about the lives touched by your decision to #ShopSmall. Every purchase made from a small, handmade business isn’t just a product bought; it’s an investment in dreams and an endorsement of creativity. We invite and encourage you to shop small more often than just this Saturday. Every day presents an opportunity to champion the dreams and aspirations of our local entrepreneurs. Here’s to the magic they bring to our world, one creation at a time!

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