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New Creations Gift Shop Keeps It Local: Showcasing the talents of more than 50 local artists, authors, musicians and crafters.

Laura Wolfe & Michele Mircado-Chimkin

New Creations Gift Shop, showcasing the talents of more than 50 local artists, authors, musicians and crafters, opened last month at 1042 Main Street in Fishkill. Every item in the store was handcrafted by a person living in the Hudson Valley. Among the items that can be found at New Creations are all-natural homemade dog treats, hand-painted silk scarves, pottery, gemstone and chakra jewelry, fabric items, doll clothes, books, paintings and photography.

Previously a partner at Craftsmen by Design, Laura Wolfe says she decided to team up with Michele Mircado-Chimkin and open New Creations when Craftsmen closed its doors last February. Wolfe has been making all-natural skincare products for six years, having started her Waves of Caring product line when she was taking care of her mother, who had ALS.

“I wanted something natural to put on her dry skin,” she says. “All my products are made with organic butters and oils, like shea butter, coconut oil, argan oil, cranberry seed oil and essential oils. You can find soaps, creams, lotions, perfumes and face-care products at New Creations.” In addition to offering handmade gifts, New Creations will also be hosting a variety of workshops as well as book signings.

For more info, visit New Creations Gift Shop on Facebook.

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