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LAMBERTVILLE, MI (Toledo
News Now) – Inside a workshop in Lambertville, the spirit of Christmas lives
It's a workshop filled
with Santas. Margaret Cook got the idea for the shop when she and her husband
started a Christmas tree farm years ago.
"I started because we had
our first crop of Christmas trees to sell, and I thought I'd make a $25 Santa
to sell," Cook said. "I made six."
Cook didn't think her
early Santas were big enough, or pretty enough, so she went back to the drawing
board. Everything – from the tip of Santa's hat to the sole of his boots – is handmade
by Cook herself.
Now her workshop is filled
with Christmas knick-knacks, materials, and furs. Cook said the first step in
her process is to lay out all the pieces she'll use.
"That's why this place is
such a mess!" she said. "You get out toys and all these ribbons and wreaths and
Each Santa Cook makes is
unique – from Santa as circus ringmaster to Doctor Santa. Cook said her ideas
come from all over, including her customers. She has to be part seamstress,
part sculptor, part woodworker, and part artist to make each one.
stores used to sell Cook's Santas, but mostly people discover her by
word-of-mouth. Her Santas have found homes all over the world, which makes her
proud. Cook admitted, though, that sometimes it's hard to let them go.
"It's really going to be
hard to lose the circus guy," she said. "I cannot do him again. I can do
something like him, but I cannot do him again. And I've let so many go that I
didn't take photos of and [I regret] that. And it's kind of sad in here when
they're not here. It really is. They're cheery…I love when the shop is full."
Like Santa himself, Cook
may take a break for a day or two after Christmas, but after that she'll be
back to work, creating a little Christmas magic every day of the year.
"I'm very fortunate," she
said. "To be able to do what I like and sell it…is really pretty amazing."
Cook's workshop is open
all year. To see her work, visit her shop on Samaria Road in Lambertville, or
give her a call at 734-856-5255.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
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Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
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As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>