WHAT IS DREAM MAKER CREATIVE?
- A small boutique featuring artisan quality craft/DIY kits featuring our own product lines as well as unique kits from indie artisans and makers. We'll also offer gift items that promote creativity.
- A creative studio space for small/intimate crafting classes (maximum 8 people), and larger creative gatherings in rented classroom spaces throughout Kitsap County.
- The designer and producer for several brands of crafting subscription boxes. Currently on the 4th year for Terra Create, and soon launching HomeChandlr.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Dream Maker has existed for several years in the Santa Cruz area of California where I (Sara Lorien Smith), offered classes and creative events and made craft kits. Covid shutdown my in-person events. I didn't want to go online as I didn't feel that I could offer the same experience. Zoom is fine for teaching, but not great for socializing. The crafts I teach could be found on YouTube videos if all you wanted was crafting tutorials. But what I offer is the interactive community experience and personalized help. Dream Maker is about bringing people together to craft.
Luckily, craft kit sales have been booming and that has kept my small business dreams afloat. As it turned out, the pandemic also presented my family with the perfect opportunity to relocate, something I had been pushing for a while. We arrived in Nov. 2020 and are almost done unpacking!
With businesses starting to re-open, it is the perfect time to re-launch Dream Maker 2.0. I've secured a cute retail location in the Manette area of Bremerton and am busy putting all the pieces in place. Our open date is still tentative, but targeting sometime around May 1st, 2021.