Heather Donohue has been crafting since childhood. If social media had existed, you could look up posts about the pom pom business budding from her fourth-grade school desk. Or pin a pic of her latest polymer clay Santa face magnets. Or watch a reel about the craft sale where she’s selling miniature polymer clay food. With her mom.

These days, she's making vintage-inspired Christmas stockings and tree skirts from felt and sequins, and other creative commissions. She creates original content and craft projects for companies including Handmade Charlotte and Benzie Design.

Heather’s work has been in magazines, on stage, and online. Select pieces have been available at John Derian Company, Quirk Gallery, {verdigreen}, Parcel, and I Like You. She's mostly worked through being an introvert and now loves leading in-person craft workshops.  (They usually include sequins…and treats.)

Her craft lab is in Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband, their twins, and cavalier king charles spaniel.

Photo: Caitlin Abrams