Time to do a round up of awesome local artists, sewers, crafters, photographers and fashion gurus. Check us out as we band together and invite you to get to know us.

Katie Stafinaik

Owner and creator of Prairie Rose & Marigold. She is an ecocentric textile artist with a budding funky comfort clothing line. Her brightly colored work spans from new and upcycled clothing, jewelry, and for other sewists: sewing labels and spoonflower fabric prints. Based in West Milton, she is open for custom dyeing and sewing projects. See more on Instagram @prairieroseandmarigold or find her work in store at Ivy 5571 Far Hills Avenue in Dayton.

Jenna Stettler

Owner of Jenna’s Handmade Masks. I started making masks 3 years ago for myself due to having multiple sclerosis and a friend’s daughter who has a immune compromised disease.
When covid-19 hit we became more popular and grew into more things than just masks. We now make blankets, cat toys, towels, heating pads, hair scrunchies, and soon: Easter bunnys and cloth baskets.
I personally love it because I didn’t set up to make a profit, I set it up to help others and to support our local rescues and foster kittens/cats we were had.
1/4 of money made goes to supplies and repair, rest goes to our fosters and a rescue/tnr program of our choosing.

We are based out of Springboro, Ohio but we ship all over the US only.

Samantha Hughes

Lady boss of Riley Street Photography which specializes in lifestyle, fine art and product photography. Also a merchant at Riley Street Market which offers a carefully curated selection of vintage and handcrafted wares.

Anna Baltes

I am the owner of HelloClarice Designs, and I do custom sewing/alterations. In my shop I sell handmade masks, napkins, doll clothes and earrings. I love to up-cycle clothing, and hope to add more up-cycled creations to my shop in the future.

Amy Kollar Anderson


Amy is a Dayton artist who paints Surreal narrative images and also sews wearable art. Her newest sewing project is a series of one-of-a-kind experimental wedding dresses that use upcycled materials and focus on unique textures and color. She has original art and prints available on her site, or contact her if you would like to discuss a custom creation.

Liane Wagner


Owner of Fairy Godmother Creations, LLC , where we take people’s heirloom garments and re-task them for the next generation. Our three most popular services are: Turning Wedding Dresses into Christening Outfits, Memory Bears from clothing or fur coats and Memory Quilts.

Gwen Vo

Gwendolyn Vo aka Lady Tactic is a model turned Fashion designer. She makes one of a kind custom fitted fashion. Each piece is uniquely crafted for the customer. Lady Tactic’s has a sexy, comfortable fashionable style that is sure to please all ages. She is open for custom orders and collaborations! You can follow her creations over at her Instagram @lady_tactic or Facebook

Lady Tactic – G.Vo

For a list of available items head over to

Pamela Jackson

Pam Jackson is owner/operator of I’m Sew Blessed-Alterations, Custom Sewing and Machine Embroidery. She is a self-taught sewist and has been sewing for 53+ years. I’m Sew Blessed has been serving the Miami Valley region since 2009. Services offered: ALTERATIONS from bridal to casual. Dresses, skirts, pants, suits. CUSTOM SEWING Curtains, pillows, patches sewn, memory/memorial items, zipper replacement and more. MACHINE EMBROIDERY Digitizing services and personalized embroidery: bridal, holiday, special occasion, clothing, linen and towels, caps and more.
“I’ve always had a love for creativity. Deep in my soul, I know my talent is a spiritual gift. What I do is not a job because I love what I do.”

Follow I’m Sew Blessed on Instagram @imsewblessed1 or at


Pene Miller

Pene Miller is a visual artist based in Kettering OH. Her work may involve wire, glass, paint or textiles, always leaning toward the creative use of found and repurposed objects. She also has a line of beaded glass wear. Photos available on Instagram as millerpene.

Tracy McElfresh



Hi, I’m Tracy and this is my sewing blog. My favorite things to create and sell are time period dresses, dress replicas and swimwear. My primary job is alterations, mending, and fit – although I also teach group sewing classes, serve on the Kettering Arts Council, make sewing tips videos on YouTube and facilitate The Dayton Garment Designers Meet Up Group. These are just a few of our members which I also now call friends! If your like to be crafty also please look for us in Facebook groups.

Almost forgot, I design awesome fabric you can buy through Spoonflower.

Thank you to all that took the time to submit to this weeks story and thank you for reading,

Tracy McElfresh

Dream it! Sew it!


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