Welcome to Just Hanging Around!
It can be a challenge to find interesting and unique gifts, and finding handmade gifts, made by a real person, is our latest dilemma. Some e-commerce sites lead you to believe you are purchasing a handmade item from a particular person. In the end, many of these items are imported, and you never know who has had a hand in making your item.
You can be assured that I have had a hand in making all the items on this site.
I feel that many goods, in today's marketplace, lack something personal or special. Most are mass produced and imported. I question sometimes whether a person had a hand in making the item at all. That’s why I like making and giving hand crafted items as presents. It makes gift giving personal. I also like working with my hands to create something special – for someone special. I try and use recycled materials when I can. I reuse denim for the aprons, and reuse woven fabrics for the letters on my personalized towels. Towels and aprons can also be made with a customer’s fabric. This makes the gift even more special.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children. It’s a great place to work and to live. I’m a former public school health teacher, and private school handwork assistant. When I’m not “just hanging around,” I am busy creating and designing art projects for upcoming charity events, or I’m busy baking treats for events.
Thank you for visiting! Please visit again soon. Contact me if you have any questions.
Just Hanging Around, Inc.