“She would be carrying out these huge (containers), and I would come out with a small bag or a box,” she said, smiling at the memory. Carmicle said she was getting pretty frustrated about it all at this point, until she learned the truth.
They are back to that again, as Coffman is now pregnant with a son. Layla, her daughter, is now just over a year old and has become one of the models for Doodads, so Coffman said, hopefully, with the arrival of Wes, they can expand into doing some boy-themed crafts.
Both women have pets, albeit Carmicle’s are a bit of an odd collection. Coffman has a dog named Fifi and Carmicle a pot-bellied pig, named Priscilla; cats; chickens; four beagles; and a mutt. Priscilla has been included as a model for Doodads.
In turn, they’ve had many Facebook fans submit photos of their “models,” human and animals, to the page.
Their love of animals is also why the duo has chosen Taylor County Animal Shelter, which receives stray animals picked up in Casey County, as the featured charity for their second Spring Fling, to be held in March. The Spring Fling began last year as an event for other local crafters and individuals to gather and display their products, and boasted more than 30 vendors and 600 visitors.
It was created and organized by the duo, specifically designed to help out local charities. Last year’s proceeds went to help with disaster relief. It will be held at the Casey County Ag Expo Center.
The business has added extra entertainment for its own animals. According to Coffman, her dog Fifi even became a feather magnet following a project using feather boas.
“We made these boa bunnies,” she explained. She began laughing as she said, “After that, every time Fifi would come through the kitchen, she would be covered in pink and white feathers.”
This business also includes contributions from other friends and family members. Carmicle’s aunt has begun appliqueing shirts for the events, and they said she has been a big help, acting as their emergency Hobby Lobby runner from time-to-time. They often create hair clips and even fabric tutus, which are often created for little girls and worn over leggings, to match the shirts.
All of their products, projects and potential ideas have to be stored somewhere, according to Coffman, who said it has taken over her house and Carmicle’s garage.
“There’s only food on two shelves in my pantry. The rest is Doodads,” she said, smiling. They don’t seem to mind too much, as long as they get to continue wielding their glue guns and leaving their glitter trails.