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Always Baked
Sweets and Treats

Hi, my name is Elida Wiseman and I'm the owner of Always Baked-Sweets and Treats. I was born in Bosnia (Europe) and moved to Des Moines after the Bosnian war in 1993. I've lived in Iowa since the age of 5. I've always had a passion for baking and I remember being in the kitchen as a kid watching my mom and grandma bake. I was so fascinated with the outcome (delicious goodies) I'd rather help them bake than play with my sisters. I'm so happy and extremely blessed that I've been able to turn my passion into a full-time business. Always Baked is a licensed and insured home-based bakery. We specialize in flavor infusion. We work with local breweries, wineries, distilleries and farms to create delicious and fresh baked goods using mostly local ingredients. We have a variety of regular and boozy (alcohol-infused) cupcakes, cake cups, cheesecakes, hot chocolate bombs, pies, and brownies. The alcohol used is infused into the fillings and frostings therefore does not cook out.
We specialize in tasty treats you can enjoy any time of day!

Cedar Ridge Blooms

Hello! My name is Melissa Ledbetter, owner of Cedar Ridge Blooms. I am a native Iowan and live 20 miles west of Waukee. I have always loved crafts & flowers. So when I stumbled across sola wood flowers in the summer of 2020, I knew that I wanted to give them a try! One order of these flowers & I was hooked.

Sola wood flowers are made from the shola plant. They are eco-friendly & sustainable- plus they last forever! Their natural color is ivory & some flowers include the rustic brown bark of the shola plant, making for a beautiful contrast! The flowers are gorgeous, realistic and can be painted or dyed any color. You aren't limited to the flower type due to the season, so if you want peonies in the winter or sunflowers in the spring, it's no problem!

I love painting these flowers and creating arrangements, wall décor, centerpieces, and wedding flowers. This was a perfect hobby during the pandemic! However, I soon ran out of room for all of the creations I wanted to make. I decided to make my hobby into a side business & started selling on Etsy and Facebook. While I love selling online, nothing can beat seeing the flowers in person! I am grateful for the opportunity to sell in JnM Marketplace.

I am also available for custom orders, including wedding flowers. If there are certain colors or flowers you would like, please feel free to reach out to me for a custom request. I would love to make your vision a reality!

Cotton N Canvas

Crafting has always been part of my life.  Starting when I was 9 yrs. old and my mother taught me to make Barbie Doll clothes, hand stitching with scraps of fabric.  Later, while sitting with the men in my house watching ball game after ball game, I had to do something constructive; embroidery, knitting and crocheting, etc.  Now my most fun craft involves my Cricut, along with my sewing machine. I even get out into my husband’s wood working shop from time to time. I enjoy crafting to express myself.  I find it fun, productive and satisfying and sometimes money saving. I find that crafting has been a lifetime of personal enjoyment.


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Daisy Mae Designs

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Dee vinyl

Hello and welcome to Dee Vinyl! I (Holly) and my husband, James currently reside in Altoona, Iowa. We were both born and raised in the Denver area, and moved out here four years ago to get away from the hustle and bustle of Colorado congestion and to raise our two beautiful children. Upon moving out here, one thing became apparent: small, independent craft vinyl stores just do not exist in Iowa. We wanted to be able to bring selection and affordability local, but also to be able to support our friends abroad.

We are continuing to expand our selection of high-quality craft vinyl and craft supplies. We currently carry Siser, Oracal and StarCraft vinyl in sheets and rolls, as well as glitter, blanks, and tools! We pride ourselves in excellent customer service, and love helping you perfect your projects! We are here to help you!

I use a Cricut Maker, and enjoy all things vinyl! James loves working in the shop in his spare time and making wood blanks for my creations.

Devan Design & Glitter

My husband and I started out in 2018 with mainly signs, Christmas ornaments, birth stat animals, and various gifts for family members. In 2020, we expanded to tumblers and resin items. In mid-2021, sublimation products were added to the business. I enjoy crafting because I become a part of so many lives- especially when I personalize the product. Last year, I made several gifts for family members who lost a loved one. I hope the gift I made brought a small bit of joy to people during hard times.


My name is Delia. I am a native of Iowa and love this state and the people. I have created art ever since I can remember. I recall when I was a little girl, I drew a woman cooking in the kitchen and my family raved about it after seeing it. I think that gave me the drive to create more.

I started painting “Kindness Rocks;" if you are not familiar, that is painting hopeful messages or encouragement onto rocks and hiding them in public for people to find. I still do that, but it was the start of a whole new medium for me to explore. I do a lot of “foiling” technique onto my rocks. Sometimes it’s challenging, but I love the finished product. I have three art degrees and love to create digital art as well.

Get Personalized

I have been crafting and creating for over 40 years. Our home-based family business allowed me to work from home while we raised our two sons. Now I spend my time in my shop at Valley West Mall, continuing to make personalized crafts and gifts for others. The shop in the mall is mainly dedicated to personalized custom items and I consign general gift items at two other locations that allows me to get creative with my own ideas. I just love sharing my joy of creating that special item for someone.

Hey Fia

The Hey Fia! family consists of Lynnette (me), Kevin (husband), Sophia (Fia - first born) and Derek (second born).  Hey Fia! was a family idea that we came up with during quarantine of 2020.  We each had our own roles while we built the company- from creating the website, making the products, taking product pictures, inventorying items, marketing, and much more.  It was amazing to work with the family on a project like this.

We continue to expand our product lines and currently offer earrings, leather cuffs, and keychains.  The products were created to inspire a fun and unique twist on the handmaid jewelry market. "Hey, Fia! Cool earrings, where did you get them?" is something I've heard over and over again. Now you can help us say "I got them at hey fia!".

From our family to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention in each item. We hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy bringing it to you!

Iron & Mahogany
Wood Co

Maker and craft artisan Qwanna Mosley found her love for wood working in 2005 while refurbishing furniture. She now blends a love for woodworking, event props, home décor, and candles to her passion of building an atmosphere of calm beautiful spaces. She is a wife and mother of four. Her family has been a great asset to the success of her business. On any given day you will find her designing a piece for an event planner or crafting a beautiful design for a clients home. Qwanna’s favorite part of being the owner of Iron & Mahogany Wood Co is the feedback from her clients that light the path to her creativity. 

Jeff E Pop

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Jordan Creek Creations

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Karen's Kreations

I began doing crafts as a child and I am now 80 years old. I get bored at times, so I quite often change what crafts I do. Right now, I am doing macramé, crocheting, and sewing. I make macramé wall hangings, shelves, Christmas décor, signs, etc. I also sew cloth purses (not on display at this time). The crafts keep me busy so I do not get bored.


Passionately making personalized items, working with adhesive and heat transfer vinyl. The custom options are endless, with tumblers, picture frames, and superhero capes in stock year-round.

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KJM Design & Woodworking

KJM Design & Woodworking is a family owned and operated business located just outside of Mingo, Iowa. After losing her full time job in 2020, owner Kelly Maggard, decided to take this as an opportunity to pursue a lifelong passion of hers- woodworking. With the help of her son and co-owner, Jake Maggard, they have been able to successfully combine their talents and passions to make KJM Design & Woodworking a reputable small business.

KJM Design & Woodworking specializes in custom woodworking orders, primarily consisting of home décor items and furniture. They strive to make their customers’ ideas come to life through quality craftsmanship and creativity. This family business takes pride in presenting meaningful, affordable products that can be cherished and enjoyed throughout time.

Leety Delights

LeeTy started when their local cinnamon roll shop shut down. Determined to re-create the flavor loved for years, they created a recipe, and built their own following. LeeTy is delighted to share specialty cinnamon rolls with you!

Lettered Life Studio

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"My name is Jacqueline, but most of my friends and family call me Jackie. I was born and raised in Arizona, but moved to Iowa and married the love of my life. We have two wonderful labs named Daisy and Tucker…they complete our little family!
There are many things that I’m passionate about in my life including family, friends, reading a good book, being a movie buff, singing in my car, and of course FOOD!!  One of my earliest passions started when I was young and got to help my grandmother in the kitchen.  I absolutely love to cook and try new recipes, but I would have to say my favorite is baking desserts!
Love and a Cupcake Home Bakery is just my side job right now, but I’m hoping to turn it into my full time job!  I absolutely love making people smile when they try my desserts. My desserts include cupcakes, cookies, brownies, donuts, cream puffs, and many more."

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Love 2 Play Creations

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"Sewing for me started out as something practical to learn to hem my own clothes and mend some small flaws or tears. I received my first basic sewing machine as a birthday gift from my grandmother in high school, but did not really learn to use it. Years later, my husband's mother started to show me different things to use the machine for. Then, the Covid pandemic hit and I started to sew a ton of facemasks. This was great practice to learn how to keep a straight line, read a pattern, and different uses for stitches. It made me want to make something else but still practical. I had been wanting a fun apron to bake with but wasn't able to find much that wasn't standard, one color or way too frilly. So at the fabric store one day, I found a pattern to take home and try. Off I went! I loved picking my fabric pattern and making an apron for myself and one for my daughter to match me with! These aprons will mark some great memories for my daughter and I over the years and I want to share that with others!"


MJ's Hometown Honey is a small apiary in central Iowa. Offers a variety of raw honey products and also sell nuc hives that have overwintered as a colony in Iowa.

Mom's Crafty Cards

I have scrapbooked for as long as I can remember! Between the role of mom and full-time teacher, designing and completing scrapbooks shifted to a few-and-far-between hobby. Since I have retired, I have rediscovered scrapbooks and have discovered the craft of making cards.  Card-making started when my first child was getting married and we decided to make our own bridal shower invites; Mom's Crafty Cards was created! Being newly retired, I was thrilled at the opportunity to make these cards for my daughter.

Throughout making and selling cards, I have met amazing friends and mentors along the way. I had a great neighbor at the time that also made cards and she was a great friend and resource! I love to learn new techniques! I enjoy making cards and feel that I can provide a beautiful, quality product at a more reasonable price than many box stores. I am available for custom orders, bulk orders, or personalized cards. To get cards in a timely order, I am always thinking ahead to the next calendar event (holidays, time of year) that a greeting card may be used. My cards are blank on the inside (unless requested otherwise) and come with an envelope.


Hello! My name is Melissa and I started Monster Knots Creations right before the fantastic chaos of COVID-19. It has been my dream to create something I could use to inspire creativity and innovation in others, and crafting is my weapon of choice. I have always wanted to share my crafting with others, mainly to use it as a tool to instill confidence in their skills and teach them the calming side effects of creating.

In my spare time I wrangle my 3 monster boys, manage my home garden, and work with children to build their confidence in their interactions in the world around them. It is also a love of mine to tackle difficult new projects large and small. I appreciate the challenge in finding solutions to create beautiful and unique pieces of commissioned art.


Pampered Chef's local consultant, providing cooking tools that give people more confidence in the kitchen and experiences that help families enjoy mealtimes together.

Precious Blessings

"Hi! My name is Jennifer Shoemaker and I’m the owner and operator of Precious Blessings by Jennifer! My husband and I are new parents to twin boys, Judah and Asher and in my “free” time I sew for my business.

"Precious Blessings has been around for 3 years and was a staple at the Altoona Outlets shows before the pandemic. As the “blanket lady” I love creating your little ones new favorite blanket or lovey. I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember and was taught by my mom when I was younger. After inheriting her sewing machine I began sewing blankets for my friends' little ones and Precious Blessings was born! I enjoy creating my stock of fabrics but love creating custom orders."

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Precocious Dandelion Designs

Hi, my name is Brandi Long. I own Precocious Dandelion Designs. I started my business in the summer of 2020. I make epoxy tumblers and resin art. I offer a wide selection of resin art, ready to-go tumblers, and I take special request for custom designs. 

Before I started my business, I was over my head with stress. I was working full-time, going to school full-time, and taking care of a special needs adult child as a single parent. I needed a creative outlet to relieve my stress. Then I saw a tumbler someone made with glitter and epoxy; I was in awe. I knew that was what I wanted to do. I cut my classes down to part-time and bought a cup turner on Amazon and some glitter. After a few YouTube videos, I gave it a whirl. Now- almost a year later- I have 11 cup turners and a lot of glitter. I have found my artistic niche! I have now made over 200 tumblers, and I still love it! It provides the decompression and relief from stress that I was looking for.

I love to make custom cups for people and watch their face light up with joy when they see it. I am always looking for new designs and styles to try.  I decided to start selling my tumblers because, well… how many cups does one person need? 

The Queen of

"Hello! I'm Nichole Conner, owner of The Queen of Cheesecakes. The Queen of Cheesecakes specializes in small batch cheesecakes and other desserts.

"I began baking for friends and family about 10 years ago, then graduated to church dinners and picnics. After much pressure, I have finally decided to share our baking goodness with the rest of the world, by opening a licensed in-home bakery in Ankeny.  

"I'm also a wife and mother of six; the youngest two are
3-year-old boy/girl twins."

Raw to Refined

After ten years of working at The Iowa Children's Museum in Iowa City and in retail, Dylan Vaughan  finally took the plunge and decided it was time to use his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Iowa by starting his own makers business in small town Newhall, Iowa. So, in August of 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, he quit his job as an assistant manager in building materials at Menards and moved home to Newhall, Iowa to remake his father's old shop to his needs and start “Dylan's Designs: Raw to Refined.”  Dylan converted a largely wood working shop to accommodate the metal working that he specializes in. By the end of the year, Dylan was beginning to place items on Etsy and at the Pourville gallery in Vinton, Iowa. Dylan is also teaching classes in metalworking at Pourville.

Currently Dylan is taking classes through Kirkwood Community College in welding and loving expanding his knowledge of metal working.  With welding, casting, and forging he feels like he will have it all. Though Vaughan's greatest love lies in metals and smithing, he works in other mediums as well creating wooden bowls, small furniture, forged can-openers, bracelets, pendants, animal figures, metal boxes and more. “I am fascinated by making things of beauty from inexpensive and reclaimed materials,” he says.

Sarcastic Mama Decor

Hello! My name is Diana and I am the owner of Sarcastic Mama Decor. I make handmade shadow boxes of all types, the possibilities are endless! Ever since I was little, I have had a passion for crafts of all kinds. Starting this shop means the world to me because it is truly something I love to do. I am excited to share my handmade items and hope they bring as much joy to you as they do for me!

Schulte Specialties

"My mother taught me to sew as her mother taught her. Sewing seems to sooth my soul and fuel my passion for creativity. I love to seek out new and different fabric patterns and match different color combinations.

My notebooks and journals are my own creations that have been refined over the years. I make practical items that can be used for many different purposes. Most items are machine washable and will last a long time. I pride myself on the time and quality I put into making each item. I have made many custom items like book covers, Bible covers, and special table runners."

SG Art, Craft, & Design

My name is Stephanie Greedy, and I’m a business systems analyst by day and avid artist and crafter in the early morning hours and weekends. I am a native central-Iowan. I grew up in rural west-central Iowa with my parents and younger sister.  I attended Panorama Community School, and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001, majoring in Anthropology and Sociology.  I currently live in West Des Moines with my husband and three daughters, ages 16, 15, and 11.   My family is amazingly supportive of my creative endeavors, and I would not be where I am today without them.

I am a life-long artist and crafter, and I’ve always had a strong creative drive.  I began selling my polymer clay crafts at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market when I was 12 years old, working in my dad’s booth where he sold his barnwood birdhouses.  I owned an art and craft boutique for a time in Jefferson, Iowa.  I’ve worked as a freelance artist and my artwork was the first rooftop art installment in Jefferson, visible from the historic Mahanay Belltower.  I’ve taken on some interesting projects such as sculpting a 6-foot-tall Audrey II puppet for a production of Little Shop of Horrors, and painting an impressionist “rug” on the floor of a hip little coffee house, Crafting has always held a very special place in my creative life, and I most enjoy working with wood, fabric, and clay.

Simply Glam Boutique

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Tail Wagging Collars

Your pet’s personality is unique and finding the right style of collar is important to you. I saw this need for pet owners and decided to combine my passion for pets and my ability to create quality, handmade items. However, I decided to take it a step further and create bow ties and flower bows to accentuate each pet’s personality. Attention to detail when making my products is a priority, as well as offering a unique mix of the latest fashion designs. My products range in size from kitten up to Great Dane. The collars and bows are made knowing your pets will get them muddy and slobbery and my bows can handle the challenge! Just a simple wash and they’re as good as new. I customize each product made so your pet's personality stands out against the rest!

Taylor Avenue Crafts

Welcome to Taylor Avenue Crafts! My name is Wendy Frank. I specialize in hand-crafted items made in a hoop. My hand-crafted towels can be made in different colors or with different designs. I use quality fabric and towels for all of my handmade items. If you don't see what you are looking for, please ask. I can make it for you. I have made custom items for weddings, holiday gifts, baby gifts, home décor, and more. Custom towel sets make beautiful gifts for birthdays, holidays, and house warmings!

The South's Belle

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Three Does Dairy

Three Does Dairy is here to provide you with the most natural products we can while still maintaining high quality. We currently raise Nigerian Dwarfs with a token Toggenburg doe. These girls provide our family with milk to create all the lotions and soaps we offer.

Uniquely Yours

My name is Sallie and I live in Grimes, Iowa. I have 3 boys in the area and I am a proud grandma to 12 grandchildren. I have been making crafts and doing craft shows for over 40 years. I design and make floral arrangements in old recycled containers and paint on old screens, as well as redo old furniture. I like to make a lot of wood products and try to come up with new ideas all of the time! I have made many good friends over the years and love what I do!


Providing fashion for wherever life takes you.

Wanderlust also offers styling services to help clients express their personality through their wardrobe. Visit to discover unique products and new self-confidence.


My name is Ann and I am an avid lover of DIY crafts and owner of Wildcat Art Designs. My crafting journey began when I attended my first stamping card class many years ago. During that venture, I was blessed to have my card designs featured in 2 major card magazines and one entry making it to the front cover! After that, I took a few years off- how time flies!

Fast forward to 2019, in the garage. Every time my husband would cut wood for his Honey-do projects, I found myself lingering around his saw, taking in the intoxicating smell of fresh cut wood. Surely, this must be a sign? I knew that I could design, cut, sand, and assemble almost anything my mind created. From my determination on independence and stress relief, I trained myself (with help from my husband, videos, and manuals) on how to use the saws, sanders, drills, and how to prevent many burned fingertips while using a hot glue gun. Not sure that I will ever stop that from happening! After a few successful self-made wood projects, I know where I am supposed to be- creating with wood!



JnM offers monthly marketplace events, that host a rotating group of local vendors. Recent vendors are listed below. Vendors listed may not attend every event, and event offerings will vary. Visit the Events page for information on upcoming events.


- Avon
- Body Shop at Home
- Bomb Party
- Chalk Couture
- Color Street
- Devan Designs and Glitter
- Dot Dot Smile
- Horton Manor
- JeffEPop
- Joyful Moose
- KayKay Adventures
- LulaRoe
- Midwest Air
- Monster Knot Creations

- Norwex
- Origami Owl
- Pampered Chef
- Paparazzi
- PureEOils
- Scentsy
- Schulte Specialties
- SeneGence
- Signature Homestyles
- Tastefully Simple
- Thirty-One
- Tupperware
- Vanessa's Suds Shop