NEW HARTFORD — Heartsome Handicrafts formally opened in the New Hartford Shopping Center on Nov. 21.
The arts and crafts store held a ribbon-cutting event and reception that evening with the New Hartford Chamber of Commerce.
Heartsome Handicrafts first opened its doors to the public on April 1 of this year. The store says it sells a variety of items ranging from jewelry to furniture, wreaths, floral, baby items, t-shirts, signs, maple syrup, CDs from local musicians, and more. It features many items that are handmade by local artisans.
Sandi Gentile is the business owner of Heartsome Handicrafts. On her LinkedIn profile, she wrote: “After much encouragement I decided to follow my dream of opening a store that I could share my love for handmade items with others. I now am the blessed owner of a small, local business that provides a place for local artisans to showcase their work and a place for others to purchase these items that are made with love.”