If you try to find the entrance to this charming, relatively new addition to Pawling, you’ll have to turn the corner on Charles Colman Boulevard, cross Main Street, and walk past the Verizon store. There, with its entrance on Dutcher Avenue, you will find Made With Love, a tiny shop filled with handcrafted wares that are, well…quite frankly, made with love – and tremendous skill – by Sharon Emmett, its proprietor.
Made With Love opened last January and is the first retail venture here in America by Sharon and her “right hand man” and husband, Mark. They are relocated Brits, in the States nine years, who finally decided that all of Sharon’s lovely things needed a home of their own. In England Sharon’s merchandise was presented and sold at weekend craft fairs as well as at a permanent location in a booth in Covent Garden, in the heart of London.
Sharon makes practically everything in the store. Her “mum” taught her to sew by age eleven, and she went on to earn certification in floristry and textiles. By her own admission she “has done every craft you can think of.”
The diversity of her goods is astounding. Her line of baby and infant gifts runs the gamut from shower gifts and baskets to booties, mini changing mats in delightful materials with pockets in just the right places, and adorable baby headbands. Her line of totes for your little ballet dancer is ‘to die for’.
Sharon crafts all the jewelry in the shop from semi precious stones, crystals and colorful beading. Her earrings, bracelets, necklaces and ankle bracelets are interesting and reasonably priced.
She is always on the prowl for beautiful fabric and textiles and every trip abroad becomes a hunt for something special with which to craft that perfect scarf, ribbon necklace, doggie coat, shawl or apron. Her handmade soy candles are the perfect start to a spa like gift basket that she will be happy to put together for you. Sharon’s creations are unique and abundant. There are, however, far too many items to highlight in this limited space, so I would encourage you to visit. You will be delighted by what you find!
Made With Love is located at 11 West Main Street, with ample free customer parking located behind the store. Log on to the web site at: www.made-with-love.us for store hours and further info.