My name is Kristi. I am the founder, owner, maker behind Crafty Dogwood. I was born in Colorado, but have lived in Germany and Georgia and now call Cody, Wyoming my home. I am the wife of an amazing husband and have two small boys that keep me on my toes when I’m not juggling hot wax. For the record I don’t recommend juggling hot wax.


Me and one of the little people in my life. At least one of us is smiling?


The Crafty Dogwood story begins back in December of 2016. Our large extended family has always done a gift exchange but we knew this Christmas would be different because the gifts would have to be handmade. I worked my way through several different crafting disasters before I landed on candle making. Those first candles were not the best. But I was addicted. What was more exciting is that people were willing to pay for my candles for enjoyment in their own homes!


One of my first not-so-great candles. Can I get an A for effort?


A year later, after a big move and a couple job changes Crafty Dogwood continues to exceed all expectations. Wyoming is now home and the children and the business continue to grow.

2018 will be a big year for Crafty Dogwood. I’m bringing candles to farmer’s markets and local crafting events that will help connect me with a city and state that I hope will be my forever home.

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!



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