Tell us about your business.Making Newborn hats and kids hats for photo props and every day use is our business. Stitch by stitch, hat by hat, we have made Boondocks Babies Shop the place to go for handmade knitted hats for babies and toddlers. Custom orders and coming up with new patterns is the best part of my work week. The business is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan right on the border with Canada. We come from a small town and with family legacy of artists and down right crafty people. Where we come from we still “do it yourself”. We join 4-H, bake bread, grow gardens, work hard and most of all find great joy in creating things with our bare hands. Knitting is a craft Angela has learned over time from her family, and especially her mother Nancy. She remembers as a girl bringing her her one set of long knitting needles and asking her to cast on enough stitches to get started. The birth of Angela's daughter sparked Boondocks Babies where a loved craft has turned into a business.
What makes your business stand out?Two words: Custom Orders! Just about anything you dream up can be created. Clients come to Boondocks Babies because each hat is made by hand and is unique. We shop local and use Michigan made yarn whenever possible. To learn more about our store visit boondocksbabies.blogspot.com This small business equals one on one customer service and attention to detail that just can't be found from a box store.
Mark Your Calendar
NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.
JudgingJune 23–Sept. 8, 2014
Judges will select finalists throughout this period.
Online VotingSept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
Vote for your favorite American makers.
Winners AnnouncedOct. 17, 2014
2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.
American Made EventNov. 7–8, 2014
Join us for our annual event in New York City.