Handmade gift shop owner, Jodikai, has been helping other small businesses make their own handmade gifts since her business opened in 2012.
“I feel very fortunate that we’re in a position where we have a lot of friends, and a lot more people that we can really help out with a lot,” she said.
“And so we’re kind of like a big family, so it’s great that we have people that want to support us.”
Jodiki has been making handmade gifts for couples for the past 10 years.
It all started with a simple thought, said Jodika, who also works as a teacher and is also the founder of the Small Business Inspiration Network.
“When I first started out, I wanted to make something simple that could hold my kids,” she explained.
“Everytime I have to make a gift for somebody, I have these little things in my drawer,” she continued. “
“It just keeps growing. “
Everytime I have to make a gift for somebody, I have these little things in my drawer,” she continued.
“It just keeps growing.
And every time I make something, I want to make it bigger.”
Jodi said the more she makes, the more they love it, so she wants to keep making things, just like she always wanted to do.
“The most important thing is to make things that they love,” she added.
“If I could give something to anyone, I would.”
Handmade wedding gifts and DIY gifts are a big part of Jodiky’s business.
“We make everything in our shop, but if we need to, we can make things for wedding guests, too,” she shared.
“Our first wedding was held in New York City, so we made everything from the bride’s wedding dress to the wedding ring to the bridesmaid’s bridal veil, so everybody could wear the wedding dress.
So it was really a lot.”
Jodyi has always made her handmade gifts with love and care.
“As much as we are making things for ourselves, we also make things to give to other people,” she concluded.
“Just because you make something that you love, doesn’t mean you can’t use it for someone else.”
Joda is also an accomplished craftswoman, so Jodikey loves making custom handmade gifts.
“This is the only shop that I work at, and I love that,” she laughed.
For the first time in my life, I had a wedding dress that I couldn’t wear because I couldn