Are you a maker? Show us what you’re up to!

We’re interested in learning about what our Ohio neighbors are making in their free time. There’s so much creativity happening outside of the 8 to 5, a way for folks to help with the household budget or just express themselves in a way their jobs don’t ask of them.

Send a photo of a finished item, cost, social media info and your contact info to


Nicolin Haines, of Wilmington

“Over the winter I needed a hobby. I took empty wine bottles that I got from friends and family (maybe one or two myself), cleaned, removed some labels and then added beads, stones, flowers, greenery and such and then put in tiny cork lights. I also took special orders from some who had a sentimental wine bottle they were keeping from a special occasion to display.

“I enjoyed making them so much. The cost of the bottles — $0. Items in bottles were bought at craft stores. Lights I bought on Amazon. Total cost of one bottle ranged from $10 to $15 depending on the amount of work going into one.”

Facebook: Nicolin Haines



Pam Bills, of Martinsville

Crocheted flower pillows. Made in a variety of fall colors or can make in color of your choice. Fabric and zippered back for easy removal/cleaning. Cost $25.

Pam Bills at or call/text 602-377-0031.


Rhonda Butler-Newsome, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

I make suncatchers wind chimes and sell them for $25, as well as decorative lawn ladders.


Martha Worstine, of Wilmington

I make quilts for baby gifts. Colors vary as per each request. $45.

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