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.
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!
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!