Episode 49 - Amy with Bison Valley Carving

Amy is a wife, mom of 4, and spoon carver. Amy has only been carving spoons for 2 years, but she has already made her mark in the space by creating her infamous sauce spoon. She also loves to cook, so really, the job of a spoon carver is married perfectly with someone who loves to cook!

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Episode 48 - Sarah with Tool Girls Garage

Sarah, is a wife and Mom of two. Currently the primary focus of the content she produces are tool reviews, but she is also an avid builder and DIYer. As she juggles the busy life of marriage with two kids, one with special needs, she plans to increase what she offers as far as sharing more on the building projects that she is working on.

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Episode 47 - Elisha with Pneumatic Addict

Elisha is a wife, mom of identical twin boys, furniture maker and content creator. From her start as a hairstylist to making her first projects out of necessity of things for her home to now content creator extraordinaire, Elisha seems to have something for everyone! This episode is packed full of tips and tricks, especially for those looking to grow their business.

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Episode 46 - Lia with Parker Place

Lia is a wife, mom of two with one on the way, former mascot and now woodworker. While staying at home with her kids she manages to squeeze in commissioned builds for her local community. With a third on the way in a few months she is finishing up her commissions and then planning to focus on build projects around the house.

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Episode 45 - Cecilia with @theshop_wooddesigns

Cecilia is a wife, mom to triplets (that's right, I said triplets), woodworker, and power carver. Before getting into woodworking and carving she was a graphic designer. So, it's fair to say that Cecilia is a creative person to her core. She found woodworking after having troubles finding furniture for her young triplets. She quickly realized that all those years watching her Dad make as a kid had really sunk in and she grew to love woodworking.

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Episode 44 - Ashley with Build Like a Chick

Ashley is a single Mom of twin boys and running her own furniture business in Utah. Right from the start Ashley gave it a go at turning her making into a business by starting with painting furniture first. She no long paints or refinishes furniture, but she makes pieces from small to large.

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Episode 43 - Katie with The Vinyl Peach

Katie is a wife, boy Mom, and maker of custom onesies, cozies, and tumblers. She is really killing it at her business, so much so, it's hard to believe she has only been in business since May of this year! Katie shares all, including going from someone she didn't think was the type to actually run her own business, to being that person and succeeding at it.

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Episode 42 - Chiara with Chiara DIY What

Chiara is a wife, mom of a 16 month old, full time worker, ex bounty hunter, AND crafter and DIYer of all things for the home. Chiara really shines when it comes to taking items found at the Dollar Tree and turning them into super fun home décor items. On top of all this, she is also currently putting out one video a day on her YouTube channel.

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Episode 41 - Katie with @handmadekatie

Katie is a wife, Mom of twin boys, and maker, carpenter, aspiring plumber. Currently she is remodeling her kitchen which she has turned into a family affair. Though she has done quite a bit of making with different materials, Katie really enjoys wood working.

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Episode 40 - Celena Camp with Down to Earth Woodworks

Celena is a single Mom, works a full time job in the gun industry, and is running her own woodworking business. She is a self proclaimed tinkerer from a young age. She got into woodworking because she needed a piece of furniture for her entryway where she can drop her stuff off at the end of a long day of work. She still has that first table in her home and it serves as a reminder of just how far her skills have come since then.

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Episode 39 - Kate with @see.k8.saw

Kate is a wife, mom to a 3.5 year old, English teacher (dreaded by some, aka me), and wood worker. Kate and really her whole family had an interest in making, or as Kate calls it "doing" when she was a child. Her and her 3 sisters also had a love for music and musical instruments. She talked about wanting to do woodworking for quite some time until the perfect opportunity arose where she had the space and her brother-in-law had the tools, and the rest as they say is herstory.

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Episode 38 - Emily with Rooted Leather

Emily is a wife, stay at home mom to 3 boys, and leather bag maker extraordinaire. The idea for the leather bag started from wanting to preserve precious memories of her little ones in the form of using a special piece of clothing as the liner for one of her bags. Now she does this for others.

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Episode 36 - Timisha with Toolbox Divas

Timisha is a wife, mom to be, and DIY blogger. Timisha has been making and building since she was a kid.  It is her passion. So much so, that she wants to share that passion with others. She shares her projects and plans on her website in addition to teaching classes. Oh, and she also has a full-time job. Though she is constantly on the go, she is learning to listen to her body and take needed rest as she is in the last leg of her first pregnancy.

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Episode 35 - Katie with Addicted 2 DIY

Katie is a wife, mom of 2 boys, and DIY blogger.  She started making at first out of necessity.  Being in a one income home, they simply could not afford to buy the furniture and home décor they wanted, so why not just build it. Katie has come a long way, from at first texting her husband before and after using a tool, to now being fully confident in any build.

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Episode 34 - Jessie with Built by Jessie

Jessie is a wife, Mom of 3, works a full-time job, and fits making and DIY in where she can.  She loves being able to completely transform a space all on her own. Though she didn't really start making or doing DIY until she was an adult, expecting child number two, she really enjoys it and shares that joy with the rest of her family, including her sister.

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Episode 33 - Cortnie with White Rabbit

Cortnie is a wife, mom of two, screen printer, and retail shop owner in Iowa City. Making the decision to go into art after three years of studying biology at the University of Iowa seems to be absolutely the right decision for Cortnie. From there, she started making art and showing in small gallery spaces.  With some positive feedback, she took the leap into retail.  Starting with selling her own pieces as well as other local artists works.  Though it wasn't her plan to start, she feels this is exactly what she is meant to do.

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Episode 32 - Amy with Her Tool Belt

Amy is a wife, mom of 3, part-time mechanical engineer, woodworker, and part-time blogger.  Phew!  That made me tired just writing it! Amy has been working with her hands from the time she was small, working on her family farm.  She built her first project when she was six, a table for her kittens. Now she builds things from small to large.  The largest being a full house replica playhouse with pop-outs and all.

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Episode 31 - Carson with @itotallyhaveaworkshop

Carson is a wife, Mom of 3, and beginner woodworking.  She is not however a beginner maker. She has enjoyed making in several different areas, including quilting.  Her and her husband and oldest child moved just a week before her second was born.  Being away from a community she knew she struggled with postpartum depression.  With her husbands urging and encouragement she took a couple of classes at a local community college and fell in love with woodworking.

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Episode 30 - Sarah and Rachel with Sticks, Inc.

Sarah started Sticks almost by accident.  She is a degreed artist who really enjoys creating abstract paintings.  A friend of hers aske her to create a nativity set, and basically the rest is history.  As a Mom of 3 young girls she built up Sticks from work she was creating on her own, to now a company that employees 50 people, most of them artists continuing that work on. Her daughter Rachel joined sticks first as an events coordinator 16 years ago, and now is the CEO of sticks and has helped get Sticks through the recession and continue to grow the business.

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Episode 29 - Alma with Pink Soul Studios

Alma is a wife, stay at home boy Mom, and amazing woodworker. She has always had an interest in art and creativity that eventually became focused on woodworking. She uses those woodworking skills and creativity to create custom mallets, push sticks and other items for other members of the maker community.

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