By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Volunteers keep the shop open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, said Vivian Foster, the center coordinator. In addition to the knit, crocheted, sewn and carved new items, part of the shop also includes gently used treasures, from clothing to crockery, she noted. Right in front of the door is an array of wooden toys – cars, vans, and sometimes a log truck or two.
Seniors aged 55 or older from many neighborhoods create the hand-made baby items, wooden toys, kitchen items, and doll clothing. Consignment items provide both a creative outlet and supplemental income for the seniors, Foster said.
The shelves of doll clothing are among the more popular areas for shoppers. Some items fit baby dolls, some fit American Girl dolls, and some are just right for Barbies.
Baby hats, toddler sweaters, and soft blankets are available. So are warm hats, gloves, and scarves for adults. Several seamstresses create towels and hot pads to brighten kitchens.