Krafter's Corner

Krafter’s Corner in Smithville, Missouri, sells handmade items by crafters and local artisans.

Krafter’s Corner in Smithville, Missouri, sells handmade items by crafters and local artisans.

Krafter’s Corner in Smithville, Missouri, sells handmade items by crafters and local artisans. Louise Keeton opened the business in 2006 with her sister. “This is more of a hobby and passion for me than anything because I like socializing with people,” Keeton said. “I don’t take home a paycheck. This gives me a sanctuary where I can go make items and help people.” She said they cater to customers looking for craft supplies, antiques and vintage fair items. Each booth is rented to area crafters and they sell their merchandise in the store. She said there is a monthly fee based on booth size and there is a 15 percent commission. “Each booth is a business so you’re looking at a bunch of small businesses under one roof when you shop,” Keeton said. Keeton said each booth has its own business owner and offers different products. They have handmade items for baby gifts, wedding gifts and birthday gifts. Betty’s Handmade Gifts sells bowl koozies, tortilla warmers and coasters. Jim’s Unique Woodworking sells lazy susans that are large and small, cutting boards and wooden plates. Beautiful Day Farms based in Richmond, Missouri, is owned by a military veteran that makes candles and melts. She said one of the most popular items they sell are kitchen towels with buttons that are fit to hang from a dishwasher, cabinet door or stove. In addition, the store also offers bird houses and paper daisies. Babies by Annette is a booth of quality dolls that are weighed and dressed. A vendor will offer a class to make designs out of stained glass on Sunday afternoons or Monday mornings. It is required for a face mask to be worn. The cost for the class is $25. Krafter’s Corner is located at 101 E. Main Street in historic downtown Smithville. They are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. They can be contacted by phone at 816-873-0058.

Krafter’s Corner in Smithville, Missouri, sells handmade items by crafters and local artisans.

Louise Keeton opened the business in 2006 with her sister.

“This is more of a hobby and passion for me than anything because I like socializing with people,” Keeton said. “I don’t take home a paycheck. This gives me a sanctuary where I can go make items and help people.”

She said they cater to customers looking for craft supplies, antiques and vintage fair items.

Each booth is rented to area crafters and they sell their merchandise in the store.

She said there is a monthly fee based on booth size and there is a 15 percent commission.

“Each booth is a business so you’re looking at a bunch of small businesses under one roof when you shop,” Keeton said.

Keeton said each booth has its own business owner and offers different products.

They have handmade items for baby gifts, wedding gifts and birthday gifts.

Betty’s Handmade Gifts sells bowl koozies, tortilla warmers and coasters.

Jim’s Unique Woodworking sells lazy susans that are large and small, cutting boards and wooden plates.

Beautiful Day Farms, based in Richmond, Missouri, is owned by a military veteran that makes candles and melts.

Babies by Annette is a booth of quality dolls that are weighed and dressed.

She said one of the most popular items they sell are kitchen towels with buttons that are fit to hang from a dishwasher, cabinet door or stove.

In addition, the store also offers bird houses and paper daisies.

A vendor will offer a class to make designs out of stained glass on Sunday afternoons or Monday mornings. It is required for a face mask to be worn. The cost for the class is $25.

Krafter’s Corner is located at 101 E. Main Street in historic downtown Smithville.

They are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. They can be contacted by phone at 816-873-0058.