Knoxville business sparks your creativity for homemade crafts

Knoxville business sparks your creativity for homemade crafts

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A project was underway when Made in Tennessee arrived. A project was underway when Made in Tennessee arrived.
The shop is filled with almost anything you would need for almost any paper project. The shop is filled with almost anything you would need for almost any paper project.
You can make cards, homemade gifts for your friends and even wall hangings. You can make cards, homemade gifts for your friends and even wall hangings.
Projects for family members are perennial favorites. Projects for family members are perennial favorites.
"Everyone can be creative. It is amazing the ones that think they aren't creative what they come up with and make," Sara Preston said. "Everyone can be creative. It is amazing the ones that think they aren't creative what they come up with and make," Sara Preston said.

By KRISTIN FARLEY 
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - One of your projects could be a Made in Tennessee highlight, and we met the women in Knoxville who could help you make that happen.

Scrappin' in the City sparks creativity, leading to all kinds of locally made crafts.

The possibilities at Scrappin are endless. From painting to holiday cards, you can do it all with their help.

Owner Sara Preston says it best. "Everyone can be creative. It is amazing the ones that think they aren't creative what they come up with and make!"

Scrappin' in the City

Sara says this was once just a hobby, but now she spends her time helping others perfect or even find their hidden passion for crafting.

"We teach classes. We do women's retreats," she said. "We also sell all the products and we teach how to use them."

The shop at 777 N. Hall of Fame Drive is filled with almost anything you would need for almost any paper project. They get ribbons, beads, stencils, paints and more from over 200 vendors.

One of their favorites is Jenni Bolin, who's from right here in Tennessee. Sara says Jenni's supplies fit right in with her shop's style. "She had a unique, vintage style. I think she calls it fresh vintage."

Despite the name, don't be fooled into thinking that Scrappin' is all about scrapbooking. While Sara and most of her design team are mothers who often scrapbook family photos, you can make cards, homemade gifts for your friends and even wall hangings.

"We see a lot of scrap booking of their pets, their animals and travels," Preston said. "A lot of customers are stamping and card making."

It's really no coincidence that this business is located in an inviting, 100-year-old house. The house has been in Sara's family for more than 20 years, and it's a perfect fit for their creative environment.

"The customers really do kick off their shoes at the front door and walk around barefoot," Sara said. "We just hang out and have fun together."

You can even plan birthday parties for adult or kids, but no matter what you do you'll see results.

"It's kind of instant gratification. You get an end product," Sara said. "We love to teach women and see that ah ha moment that they just learned something new."

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