Mary Cox’s colorful handmade bags decorated her first-ever booth at her first-ever crafts show.
The Leland resident is owner and creator for Monkey Sews Monkey Does, her homegrown business featuring her handmade, no-two-are-the same bags and crocheted items.
She was one of about 60 exhibitors at last month’s Made in NC arts and crafts fair at the Brooklyn Arts Center in downtown Wilmington.
“I’ve always sewn,” Cox said. “My mother and grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a child.”