MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/ Fox 24) – The recent heatwave didn’t stop passionate vendors in Midland from coming out and showcasing their hand- crafted items to the community over the weekend.
But among the crowd are a few who’ve been honing their craft for years.
“I had to find something to help my skin,” Debie Nichols says. “I’m ninety-years-old so I guess I’ve done alright.”
At ninety-years young taking care of her skin is still top priority for Nichols.
“My nose has been remade and they took the skin from my chest,” Nichols says. “I had to find something that can make my skin good and protect it.”
Her personal story has enlighten her to help others in protecting their own skin.
“I send it to Peru. I’ll send it to New Zealand while the lady comes and bought it here to begin with,” she says.
But Nichols is not the only vendor who hopes her hand-crafted products will change people’s lives.
“Making jelly and jams have become a lost art,” Melloine Fraley says. “Many people never had anything but what they’re able to get from the grocery store so it made a big difference.”
Fraley says her handcrafted jelly and jams all began with her mother.
“My mother have been doing this close to almost 60 years,” Fraley says. “I said I might as well learn how to do this if I’m going to come out and help sell it.”
From one skin care routine to scoops of organic jams – these handcrafted vendors are changing the lives of consumers one inspiration at a time.