Paula Hissom-Stover
& Cindi Perkins


Love of Crocheting Started With Grandma’s Influence

Paula Hissom-Stover owner Nana’s Primitives and Cindi Perkins owner Finishing Touch Gifts are both from East Liverpool Ohio. They have been artisans for many years.

When Paula was just five years old her Grandmother taught her to crochet and as she got older to sew. Most of her adult years her hobby was making articles for her home and gifts for others. That all changed in 2012 when she decided to take her handcrafted items to a local show at Thompson Park. She loaded two truck loads of items for the show and returned home with only a small basket of items left unsold. From that small start a business began.

Cindi was also influenced by her Grandmother who taught her to crochet and embroidery at an early age. After retirement, she got bored and Finishing Touch Gifts was born. It evolved from local craft shows into a 10 booth store at The Holmes County Amish Flea Market in Walnut Creek Ohio. When the flea market closed it’s doors she retired again. A few years later she was talked into restarting the business and becoming a vendor at various local craft stores.

Paula and Cindi met when Cindi wandered into Nana’s Primitives and struck up a conversation about renting vendor space. It was the beginning of the holiday season and Paula was impressed with her work. Since that time they have become close friends.

It was Paula who approached Cindi with the idea of a joint venture to apply for “Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Woods.” Paula is the seamstress. She can take a piece of fabric and turn it into anything.   She just starts cutting and a snowman, Santa, deer or any other creature comes forward. Cindi is the builder and decorator and brings life to the arrangements. The combined results are attractive and decorative for any home.

Stop by and visit Paula and Cindi in booth 142.


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