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DIVERSIONS Local resident Darla Carle, who is a member of the Jovial Craft Club, was hooked after one project. “My fi rst project was a clock, and I’ve been coming ever since,” she said. “I love it.” O’Connor plans to offer a variety of proj- ects to satisfy the inner creative of nearly every crafter. “Right now home décor signs are very in, so that’s a lot of what we’re doing,” she explained. “But we plan to go with the trends, and we’re going to be offering at least 20 different styles of craft projects. Everything from calligraphy to intro to embroidery, jewelry making, candle pour- ing, soap making, Bible journaling, fl oral design and wreath making, cake and cookie decorating, pet projects, macramé, intro to watercolor, alcohol ink art, pot- tery painting, bullet journaling and metal stamping.” Prices for projects range from around $35 to $95, depending on the size and complexity of the project. In addition to projects, Pulp & Pine features a handmade market of items like handcrafted soaps, jewelry, purses and pillows made by local artisans. “I’ve always loved to buy handmade,” O’Connor said. “I got so much sup- port from the community that I fi gured this would be my way of giving back to other Indiana makers – my way to pay it forward.” Another side of the business is a wedding sign rental package, which comes with nine hand painted signs and 10 table numbers. “The bride also gets to choose a custom guest book sign or custom round name sign as a gift,” said O’Connor. Pulp & Pine hours will include open studio time on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 4 p.m. and will also be available for private workshops and kids parties by ap- pointment only. Project nights and classes will vary from week to week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information, be sure to check out Pulp and Pine’s Facebook page or website at The studio, which features plenty of natural light and a great view of the White River, is located at 303 Alexandria Pike, Suite A. “I love the location,” O’Connor said. “I’m just pinching myself. I’m all about meet- ing the needs of the community. That’s my whole goal.” „ 26 | DISCOVER Melissa O’Connor, owner of Pulp & Pine