Weekly Feature // Codi Ann Thomsen
Codi is a jill of all trades based in the southwest Chicago-land suburbs.
She is the founder, blogger and craftswoman of West Heritage, a brand and online shop created as a way to support makers, artists, musicians and growing small businesses. She works with several different means of craft such as leather, sewing and woodworking and spends an equivalent in time on design, styling and photography.
She is also a story-teller and writer primarily focused on the subjects of connection, growth, self-acceptance and compassion. She uses social media and handwritten letters as a tool to make meaningful connections with others, share her stories and listen to the stories of others.
I’ve had the privilege to meet with Codi and she is such a lovely lady and her shop is gorgeous. Her love of storytelling adds such a personal and sentimental touch to her work.