Welcome Our New Maker Team!


Each year we seek out a select group of makers to collaborate with our staff and share their talents with the Benzie community. We are thrilled to introduce those crafters who make up our new Benzie Design Maker Team! Over the next year, we will be working together with each of these creatives to bring you exciting new tutorials, blog posts, videos, and social media content. We already have some fun projects in the works! Please give a warm welcome to...

Alexis of Felt Happy Sewing
Instagram: @felthappysewing

"Though I love to crochet, bead, and weave, my main love is sewing. Sewing is my creative outlet. It's been a hobby and it's been a business. In 2021, I started sewing primarily with felt, Benzie felt, and it's been a field day ever since. Felt is a simple material to work with, and I love that I can sew by hand or machine with ease. I'm excited to create content that helps crafters make pretty things. As a Benzie shopper, it's too perfect that I now have the opportunity to work with the exact felt supplier I've used for my small business for years. I hope to inspire others to create with felt and learn from this year's lovely Maker team myself."

Cat of YukiKo Fiber Creations
Instagram: @yukikofibercreations

"Hello, my name is Cat. I reside with my husband and son in beautiful NY. I was artistic from the time I feverishly drew fashion illustrations and displayed them in my father’s factory in NYC’s garment district. I have experimented and taken classes in all types of mediums. When I became a SAHM, I discovered weaving. I learned how to weave through YouTube, books, and my own experimentation. I continue to grow and expand using various fibers for my art and small shop business. I am excited and honored to be part of the Maker team. I get to share with the craft community what I have discovered thus far! Sometimes it can be daunting to learn a new craft or technique. I am here to help take some of that away with my DIYs using the beautiful items from Benzie Design. And perhaps spark someone’s artistic journey!"

Deborah of Fish Museum and Circus
Instagram: @fishmuseum

"I have always been a mixed media maker. As part of the Benzie Design Maker Team, I am excited to dive in and play with all of the materials that Benzie has to offer! I look forward to connecting with the entire community."

Gracie of Hello Gracie Makes
Instagram: @hellograciemakes

"Hi friends! I am so excited to be a part of the Benzie Maker Team this upcoming year! I have used Benzie felt for years now, so getting to collaborate with them along with other creatives is a dream come true! Creating is a huge part of my life; I love using and incorporating different mediums and techniques into what I make. I get so much joy from making things that just can’t help but make you smile! I am so grateful and excited for this new adventure!"

Kristina of MiaBabyMobile
Instagram: @miababymobile

"Joining the Benzie Design Maker Team excites me because it's an opportunity to be part of a community that shares my passion for creativity and craftsmanship. I look forward to collaborating with like-minded individuals, sharing ideas, and bringing beautiful designs to life together."

Lucy of Mosey Creative
Instagram: @moseycreative

"Hi everyone, I'm Lucy! I am a music educator and designer, whose current projects include directing a children's choir and developing digital resources for fellow makers, creatives, and teachers. I am especially inspired by projects that help children experience the joy of music, play, and creativity. I'm tickled to have the opportunity to join the Benzie Maker family and collaborate with so many talented artists!"

Mallory of Rabbit Brook Toys
Instagram: @rabbitbrooktoys

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this year's Benzie Maker Team! I love creating whimsical projects that are sure to captivate imaginations, young and old. I look forward to connecting with and learning from the fellow steller makers!"