Toledo Area Moms Flexing Creativity and Entrepreneurship

There are plenty of options when it comes to shopping local in Toledo. In addition to well known shops such as Handmade Toledo, there are multiple moms in the Toledo area offering goods through Etsy, Facebook or Shopify, while also popping up at local shops and markets. Here’s a list to keep on your radar!

Made with Love by Tine

Former English teacher Christine “Tine” Wuwert’s home decor shop has been serving customers with handmade signs and more since 2015. Her pieces aim to be encouraging and uplifting. She provides frequent updates and sales on her Facebook page and Etsy. Wuwert brings to life custom pieces for multiple occasions and creates pieces for each season. She also offers an option for local pick-up. 

Holly K Whitney

In the pieces created at hollykwhitney, you’ll find original designs, illustrations, photographs, carefully curated papers and prints to create handcrafted journals, planners, cards, magnets, buttons, and more that are often limited edition or one-of-a-kind. Whitney’s background in photography, image-making, graphic design and education combines various disciplines, creating work that is both fun and functional.

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Jayne & CO. Creations

Katelynn Smith, mother of two, has a degree in interior design and experience working in kitchen and bath design. As she began to explore more DIY decor and art, Jayne & Co. Creations was born. She specializes in t-shirt and vinyl crafts but also makes signs, doormats and – more recently – cake toppers. Custom orders are available upon request as she is willing to try to make just about anything!  Find her on Facebook at Jayne & CO. Creations.

Lin & Mae Designs

Kala Barcus operates Lin & Mae Designs, which boasts a wide variety of earrings, necklaces and hand-stamped jewelry. This has allowed Barcus the flexibility to work from home while giving her space to be creative. The first pieces added to the shop started out as gifts for friends and family, and it quickly grew from there! From online to shops and markets, Barcus offers a mixture of affordable handmade and hand-selected designs that represent her brand. She works hard to create pieces that can be given, worn, and loved. Find her here at

Novel Design by Deidre

For the past decade, Deidre Anderson has been creating and selling fun and comfortable headbands. This mother of three creates headbands for every occasion. Her inventory is not limited to headbands, though. She also carries a collection of sunglasses, hats and beanies, and scrunchies. Anderson’s pieces are also available at several local shops. To check the listings and browse her products go to


Owned by Theresa Lewis, Mamas Milestone Markers sells truth, reminders, declarations, blessings and encouragement. These come in the form of metal-stamped rings, necklaces, and bracelets.  Gifts are customized to match the meaning of the customer’s life experiences. Whether it’s to commemorate a loved one or a child going off to college, there are plenty of options to bring your gift idea to life! Lewis works mostly with hypoallergenic steel and aluminum. Check out her creations here at MamasMilestoneMarker or her Facebook page.


Jamlefevre is a one-woman-run-shop based in Toledo. What started as an easy way to sell a limited run of buttons grew into a pun-filled and pop-culture-influenced good shop on Etsy, jamlefevre, for nearly seven years now. The owner, Jamie Lefevre, runs it as her side hustle business, giving her the chance to flex her creative muscle and put her design and illustration skills to good use. After all of this time, hearing gifting stories from customers around the country continues to be her favorite aspect of managing the online shop.

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