Ken Hammonds has a five-acre outdoor showroom with about 25 small and large structures, any one of which could be moved to your property. Or, you can have one custom built to your specifications. Ken's business, K.C. Hammonds Building Solutions, offers both steel structures and Amish-built wooden buildings ranging from 6-by-6 sheds to full-size houses. The business, located at 8880 Norwalk Road in Litchfield, is open by appointment, but the great thing is that you can visit anytime and go through the structures on your own. And each building has the price clearly displayed. You can even pick up a copy of the catalog that Ken gives out. The catalog is created by JDM Structures, and it shows many of the beautiful and appealing buildings that this Amish company makes. Ken is offering some discounts this month. For more information, call him at 330.631.7690 or visit him on Facebook.
Renowned metal artist Don Drumm is the inspiration behind Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, which is operated by his wife Lisa. Don's pewter pieces, including Christmas ornaments, as well as his line of cast-aluminum leaves, which make beautiful wall hangings, are all for sale at the gallery. Also available for ogling and buying are glass pieces, ornaments and miniatures by the Drumms' daughter, Leandra, and a huge array of other gorgeous works by artists from all over North America. Don is consistently busy and always creative. One of his new endeavors is making pewter plaques for the tops of cremation boxes. And again this year, he made ornaments that are for sale at One of A Kind Pets. Sample his creative genius at his namesake gallery, 437 Crouse St. near the University of Akron. Call 330.253.6268 or visit the website for more information.
Cleveland fabric artist Liz Sabo of Liz Sabo Handmade creates small batches of distinctive and colorful purses and wallets out of canvas and other soft fabrics. She draws the patterns by hand and pairs colors in unusual ways. She also has a new line of home decor that includes pillows that will brighten up your rooms. Liz has a couple of shows coming up right after Thanksgiving in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and she has a robust website on which you can get information on her shows, place orders and find her contact information.