Kathie’s Cottage

| August 13, 2012

In this day and age of e-invites and cyber mail, it’s nice to find a business that offers that personal touch when you want something that says “special” to the person you are sending it to.  Meet Kathie Janis who started “Kathie’s Cottage”. She creates personal handmade note cards, invitations, picture frames and greeting cards. “I’ve always been interested in creating things…used to sew a lot, made a lot of baby clothes when my boys were growing up.” Kathy is a retired teacher from Schiller Park and now has lots of time to delve into her hobby. With the birth of her two new granddaughters, she also took up scrapbooking which ultimately led to creating her one-of-a-kind cards. Kathie has sold many of her items at craft shows and is hoping to start booking home shows for her creations. “People still do use the mail for greeting cards and like to keep an assortment of cards on hand.”  Her cards start at around $3.00 which includes an embellished envelope too. She can create personalized cards for birthdays, weddings, baby and wedding showers, anniversaries or any other event you want that WOW factor.  Currently, Kathie is designing themes for fall with collections for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If you would like to see samples of Kathie’s creations or would be interested in hosting a home showing, please give her a call at 847-606-7923 or email her at lifes2short2011@hotmail.com and be sure to tell her People & Places sent you!


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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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