I’m Meghan Stout, the owner and designer of Megalo Designs – an eclectic jewelry
collection made with repurposed and upcycled materials. I have a shop on Etsy
and also love to feature my work in local art festivals. I think it’s the best compliment in the world when someone enjoys and wears my jewelry.
I make rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in designs that are fun to wear. I usually stray away from the norm and design my jewelry to make a statement. I use salvaged guitar strings, make covered buttons with repurposed fabric and use bright colored crystals, vintage charms and antiqued chain. My
favorite materials are random found objects like bottle caps, guitar picks,
hardware and other objects I discover.
A Connecticut native, I've lived in Columbus for 15 years. I now live in Worthington and aside from my marketing career and jewelry business, I enjoy watching baseball, seeing live music and spending time with my husband and our dog Murphy.
I’m very excited to be represented at Simply Vague and to be among so many talented Ohio artisans.
I'm a stay home mom with an amazing family. I've lived in Central Ohio for several years
and am proud to call Ohio home.
When I began thinking about starting my company I was inspired by the idea of one product for everyone to feel welcome and invited. I wanted to offer something that was really special, that was unique in that it was created for everyone at every age, every style, every statement. I felt like I was seeing so many products that were made
exclusively for children, for adults, or for just one type of person, but not something that would appeal to anyone. I think most of us want the same things - quality we don't have to question and something we can be proud to wear. My polishes are 5-Free, they are vegan & cruelty free, and they are helping local charities raise money and awareness. I wanted to make a statement to the world that whoever you are should be celebrated rather than trying to fit into the ideas and stereotypes of what we are told is beautiful.
We are all beautiful, and my goal is to say that to the world.
I officially started my business in the summer of 2013. I was born in Tennessee and grew up in Tennessee and North Carolina, but I've called Ohio home for years.
I started my business to make my vision a reality with the hope that I could share what I love with everyone.
I have learned by doing, by asking lots of questions, and by making some mistakes along
the way. I'm always learning!
We are a small family-owned business. We started out with a vision to live a healthy whole life. We started growing our own garden to produce food free of chemicals. We also invested in a few chickens to feed our family fresh healthy
eggs. We didn’t stop there. We decided to get a dairy goat so we could produce our own milk free of hormones and the unwanted side effects of chemical treatments. From there we started making our own body products, made with pure ingredients that are beneficial to our skin.
We’ve had the pleasure of owning a goat farm for over 18 years and
have been making goat milk soap for over 10 years. We never use water in soap just pure milk with pure oils. Milk has the natural
ability to moisturize, nourish and retain its goodness in your skin. Milk is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. It’s important to us what ingredients go into our products and our goats. We feed our goats’ certified Non-GMO grains. All our soaps and body products are made with Non-GMO oils to moisturize and cleanse. We choose oils that are very mild for your skin. Milk-based soaps are among the most luxurious soaps you will ever use.
Our farm is located in Williamsport, Ohio in Pickaway county. We started our business 2003
We started our business by accident. We wanted to raise our own chicken for fresh, free-range eggs and decided to get a milk goat for fresh whole milk. With all the extra milk we decided to make our own body products with pure healthy ingredients. Since chickens started it all and with a last name like Mash that’s how we became Chickenmash Farm.
We use an old fashion soap process called cold process. We use lye in our soap to produce a hard bar of soap. There is no lye in the finished product. We have a long cure time that allows the lye to cure out of the soap and produces a hard bar that lasts a long time. We researched and made soap for almost two years before we sold that first bar. We developed our own recipes and used it ourselves and on friends and family before selling that first bar.
We are David-Flischel Enterprises, LLC of Cincinnati, OH!
David-Flischel Enterprises was formed in 2011, we are a boutique publisher
specializing in art-driven coffee table books. We also have products that
feature the art out of the books. Look for our beautiful postcards, note cards,
and art prints at the Made LOCAL Marketplace! All of our products will make
gorgeous holiday gifts.
At David-Flischel Enterprises, we are passionate about the art of everyday moments and the inspiration it can bring. We are focused on art, community, preservation, and faith.
The photographer, Robert A. Flischel, has been inspired by many moments in time. For our first book, he was inspired by wedding and ceremonial photo shoots. For the coffee table book on Ohio State, Mr. Flischel was inspired by the beauty and community that surrounds OSU.
My mom, Sherri and I co-own and operate Sol Heritage, using a skill that was passed on from one generation to another. Sherri is a newly retired, creative genius. She has spent the better part of her life helping others and assisting however and whenever she can, whether it is for her career or a friend. She is a crochet mastermind, if you can dream it up; chances are she can crochet it. Sherri is also an avid reader. She enjoys cuddling up on the couch with her black lab, husband and a crochet project to enjoy a good movie.
I am her youngest child, Heather. I have a degree in Forensic Science and dream of opening a boutique with my mom one day, filled with delicious
crocheted scarves and cowls, toasty hats and mittens, fresh local coffee and
sweet treats. I am newly married and became a bonus mom (aka step mom) to an adorable and bright 9 year old boy. When I’m not working my 9-5, you can find me running a crochet club with my mom, crocheting in my favorite vintage chair, creating all natural bath and body products, partaking in fun activities with my husband and bonus son, reading, planning craft shows and attending leadership meetings with Etsy Team Columbus, watching just about any sport or playing in a co-ed soccer league with my husband. I am told I drink obscene amounts of coffee and really, I’m okay with that.
Sherri and I crochet. It is hard for me to narrow it down because we
experiment with so many different patterns and items but I’ll give it a whirl.
We make scarves, neckwarmers, cowls, mobius’ (a cowl with a twist), afghans, dishcloths, coffee cup cozies, hats, fingerless gloves, bags, clutch purses, headbands, ear warmers, earrings, bookmarks and more.
Our products tell a story. If you listen closely you can hear the stitches whisper. You can hear the faint memory of a crochet hook humming through the yarn, creating a calming song. You can hear the laughter of its creator. You can see the pride in every carefully planned stitch. You can feel the warmth of the creator’s love wrap around your neck like a hug from a familiar friend.
Our items are memories. They create memories. They are front and center and yet a subtle piece of the background. They keep you warm during the
blustery days of winter. They are with you at the bon fire where your eyes meet with that special someone. It is our item that you shyly pull your lips into to hide your smile. It is our item that you wear as you briskly walk down the sidewalk, window shopping at Christmas time. It is our item that holds the smell of the one you love after a long embrace. It is our item that you purchase for that special loved one in your life as a perfect gift. It is our item that is delicately woven into your routine each and every day. They are our memories and our legacy that you carry with you as you create your own.
Everything inspires me. Fashion, nature, architecture, colors, the list goes on. Often, I get inspired by my previous project, whether in texture so I use a different yarn, color or just a whole other spin off. But truly, my main source of inspiration is Sherri. She is so creative and talented. As I said above, she can crochet anything. Just last week I asked her how to crochet a certain stitch, it looked like broomstick lace but I could tell it wasn’t done the same way. Hours later she emailed me a photo with the caption “Like this?” It was perfect. Sherri inspires me to try the hard projects, to get out of my comfort
We opened our Etsy shop in January 2010 and started selling at craft
shows later that same year.
We are both from the Kissimmee, Florida area. When I was 10 years old, we
moved to Columbus and while I’ve lived in other states for college, I always come home.
Sherri has been crocheting for 53 years and I have been crocheting for
5 years. When I started bringing finished projects into work, my co-workers
would ask if we could make them one or ask if we could crochet a completely
different product. I had been urging Sherri for years to sell her crocheted
goods at craft shows but by this time I had been shopping on Etsy. It was an
So, we started with just yarn, crochet hooks and very little knowledge of owning a business. Together we have navigated the world of on-line selling,
craft/art shows, consignment and have discovered just how much hard work goes into owning a business. Our passion and love has driven us forward because we are creating so much more than a business. We are creating a life of crochet.
Sherri was taught to crochet by her grandmother when she was just 9
years old and then Sherri taught me to crochet when I was 23 years old. (I had a brief lesson when I was 16 years old but that didn’t go well. I needed a few years to learn some patience.)
Many times I have a project in mind so I sketch it in my idea book. From there I think about the season, yarn and the color(s) that would best fit that particular item. When I have everything decided, I brew a piping hot cup of
coffee or tea, settle into my vintage “crochet chair” and either watch a show or sporting event with my husband or pop in an old movie and get to
Sherri’s process is similar to mine. She graphs out her more intricate
patterns and then picks a yarn and color she feels is best for the project. She
then gets comfortable on her couch (which is often shared by her lab) and
watches movies with her husband or if she’s alone, she prefers Murder She Wrote and Poirot movies.
Inspiration for OHIO LOYAL TEES started when our alma mater (Kent State) had a team in the CWS. Pride flowed through not only fellow Kent Staters but all of Ohio! It made us realize what great sports fans everyone that lives in Ohio are! We are NOT fair weather fans! We LOVE our Ohio teams and will always stay LOYAL to them!
Be proud of your state. Be proud of your teams. Be LOYAL!
OHIO LOYAL TEES are super soft, unique t-shirts designed specifically for the loyal sports fans of Ohio!
Originally from Northeast Ohio but reside in Columbus… O-H…
We opened our online store August of 2012
Our mission is to share our passion for our sports teams with the loyal fans of
My name is Eric Mehl of Sawdust Industries. I am from Plain City,
Ohio. I am an Aquatics Director of a large water park by day and a furniture designer by night. I have always been interested in art, and my unique designs are my creative outlet. I originally started my business in 2011 when I needed a new desk for my office. After completing it, my family convinced me to start selling them online in my Etsy shop. From there, I have just been adding more and more ideas and designs to my portfolio.
I'm one of those rare male crafters, so of course my projects require me to use as many power tools as possible. My designs are a mixture of industrial and modern style. My main source of materials is black gas piping combined with reclaimed wood. I'll also take anything old and beat-up I can get my hands on to re-purpose into unique and functional items. My main business is drawn from custom orders for desks and bar stools.
My greatest inspiration is from working in my grandfather’s workshop as a child. He used to let me sit on a stool and work the drill press while we worked on craft projects for my grandmother. He slowly graduated me to the band saw when I was older. He always had an appreciation for good furniture. An older, sturdy, real wood piece of furniture. This has inspired me to start building solid pieces, made from real materials and shaped by hand.
I really enjoy the look of rustic pieces with a hint of modern thrown in. Hard lines and little flare can make a real statement in a room. I like things with character; a dent here and there, chipped paint, rust. These make a piece truly unique. So much better than buying prefab items from a big chain store.
My creative process usually consists of getting dirty in my workshop. I
start out with a general concept formed from a need I usually have for my
own uses. My first project came from a need to build a new desk for my home
office. I take that concept and just start messing around with different materials. If something doesn't work, I throw it in the corner to use later and
start over. Eventually I get what I picture in my head. No two items I make are ever exactly the same. The materials I use don't allow me to make exact copies. Sometimes the materials are a rare find, making that piece a one of a
As for me...I began my business 11 years ago in Dublin, Ohio. I loved glass beads, but didn't want to go the jewelry route. I wanted to create pieces that were user friendly but lovely! I began decorating serving pieces and gave them as gifts to all my friends - and it was a friend who actually suggested she host a party and I sell my wares. Hence, a business was born!
My pieces include pastry servers, casserole servers, spreaders, spoons, salad sets, olive spoons...the list is extensive. Some of my most popular pieces are the buckeye items - they are used at many a tailgate, but make great gifts, too.
Hello! I am Sarah Smith, owner, designer, screener and idea thinker-upper of
Milkweed Design. I draw and hand-screenprint children’s clothes. I strive to make items that are of the highest quality, handmade with love, and full of whimsy. Each new onesie or tee begins with play-on-words artwork, which I draw in pencil, generally at my kitchen table. I then burn my drawing into a screen and hand-screen each and every bib, onesie, tee and tote. I believe strongly in producing hand-made, high quality products, but also in leaving this planet a little better for the next generation, so I only use water-based, non-toxic inks, as well as primarily organic fabrics.
I have loved creating items by hand for as long as I can remember.
Growing up I was always making something. Thankfully, my parents had relatively loose standards for what was considered “good” and what materials around the house I could use! My love of screen-printing began one hot July. My mom had volunteered to screenprint vacation bible school t-shirts and said that I could help. We set up a screening station in our family’s old grocery store, which had closed years earlier. I was amazed at how the process worked. It seemed like magic, the way the ink moved through the screen and came out onto the shirts. I am not a neat creator, and the messiness of the ink was incredibly appealing! Years later, when I would first try my hand at screening shirts for my kids, I could still vividly remember the smell of the ink, the dusty wood floors and the clean lines of those first
Life often takes us in many directions, but mine has always had an undercurrent of art. Over time, that current has taken on many forms. Often it was in pencil drawings, sometimes in mosaics, but after a while it was with my hands as a manual Physical Therapist. I firmly believe that we can find inspiration and beauty in many places, whether it is nature, man-made structures, trash or the human body. For Milkweed Design I draw inspiration from everything in life, but mostly it is
my children. There’s nothing so inspiring as watching a two-year-old examine a bug with complete and total awe.
I began Milkweed Design in 2012. I had screened lots of things for my
children at that point and wanted to try my hand at selling some too. I felt, and still feel, that kids are just way too creative, crazy and fun to be wearing unimaginative clothes. So I try to make each design one that kids will like and adults will chuckle at.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. To find out more and see my
full product line, please visit my website at: www.milkweed-design.com and “like” Milkweed Design on Facebook
(www.facebook.com/MilkweedDesign) to keep up to date on new products.
Hi, I'm Liza Grandy designer and creator of Little Moose By Liza. I am 26 years old and am originally from upstate New York. I went to college at Spring Arbor University and graduated with a degree in Psychology. I met my husband, John, there and we got married and moved to Orrville, OH (home of
Smucker's). I decided to pursue a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling at Malone University and then a little guy named Noah came along and interrupted that track for the time being. My long time dream was to be a stay-at-home wife and mom and so I became one. I started working from home as a virtual transcriptionist for a psychologist in Texas. I continue to work for him and love being able to stay relevant with the psychology world and hope that I will return one day when my kid(s) are grown.
The story of Little Moose goes like this. My husband and I started
praying that we would find a way to make some more money. I believed that my calling was to be at home raising my son. I tried babysitting and contemplated getting a part-time job. Nothing worked out. Then about 11 months ago, I randomly learned how to sew a pillow from a dear lady in town! I immediately fell in love with sewing (and buying fabric), but I never dreamed I would have a business designing and making baby accessories. I started making gifts for Christmas and then baby showers. Several people suggested to me that I should start selling my items. I continued to teach myself how to sew new items, learning a lot from tutorials on YouTube and blogs. Another designer encouraged me to create my own original designs and look for ways to create items that no one else is creating. Out of that came my reversible portable crib sheets, the handle on my blanket (my husband’s idea, actually), the contrasting stripe on all my accessories and other ways to make age-old products become thicker, more durable, more practical and of course way cuter! Most of my original ideas came
from mistakes! The first time I made a changing pad cover for a baby shower I made it about 5 inches too short, oops! Thus the stripe was born, and now is one of my trademarks. One thing led to another and my prayer was answered, in April I started Little Moose By Liza LLC named for this little guy (who has been in the 97th percentile or above since the day he was born and lovingly called Moose by my brother)
In March I started a Facebook page and started selling by private custom orders and was surprised at how quickly things took off. I created my Etsy site in April but did not develop it until September. In June Simply Vague found me on Etsy and then the adventure really began! My husband also has an artsy side and built my display table for Simply Vague at Tuttle Crossing as well as designed all my graphics, fabric, tags, business cards, signs, etc. He even made me my own coffee cup (he sure does know the way to this mama’s heart!) I could not do any of this without him. He is my hero:
It has been a wild ride this year and I would not change a thing. I often feel
like I am living someone else’s life and cannot believe that I am living out my