This month we are very pleased to introduce you to Karlee Miller, the Michigan based maker behind Maiden Hands. Karlee was born/raised and still resides in our great state of Michigan. She grew up with a mom and grandmother that crocheted beautiful afghans and it was a skill that Karlee had always wanted to learn. About five years ago, while on maternity leave, Karlee got her mom to show her the in's and out's of crocheting and it finally stuck, she says "I just can't seem to put down my crochet hook!"
About a year after learning this new craft friends and family members started asking about hats and scarves and she decided to start selling them at that point. A friend came up with the name for her business. Karlee explains, "if you haven’t caught on its “made in hands” (aka Michigan) with a womanly twist." (Ahhhh, we get it now)! Her favorite parts in the process are the very beginning stages when a customer sends her a request, the end when she gets to see and hold the final product, and also being able to see a customers response to what she has made special just for them!
Karlee has a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design which has come in handy in her small business. She works full-time and Maiden Hands is very much a creative outlet for her at the current time. In addition to crochet items, she also gets several requests for custom wooden signs. Maiden Hands joined the Half Mile Handmade family in the summer of 2017 when we opened our booth inside City Market and we have been so happy to stock her adorable cup cozy's!