Crafty new business takes root in Thornton

THORNTON—  A local woman has taken her long-time love of crafting and turned the hobby into a business for the community to enjoy.

Rebecca Freeland has always found delight in crafting nothing into something, and expanded her creation capabilities in January when she purchased a Circut cutting machine, the ultimate crafting tool.

From there, her love of crafting only grew, and just a few months later, Freeland had made enough cash to cover the cost of the machine, and make a profit by selling some of her creations to family, friends and locals via Facebook.

“I thought, ‘I should turn this into a business.’ It is something I really enjoy doing, and while it is a small venture now, I hope to do well enough to grow from here,” she said.

Freeland shared that the name for her small shop, Country Roots, was inspired by her family, as well as the location.

“Country, we’re out here in the woods, in this beautiful nature setting,” she explained. “And Roots, this is where it all started. These are my roots and the roots of family and the start to the shop.”

Country Roots is located at 1614 Glade Run Road, Thornton, however, Freeland has hopes of one day having a store front in downtown Grafton.

The shop is that of a family affair, with Freeland Trucking sponsoring her dream.

At Country Roots, you’ll find high quality products, at a shockingly fair price, with pieces starting at just $4; making it the perfect spot to start Christmas shopping for the family.

Through the quant country shop, Freeland offers just about any crafty home décor item you can imagine, from hand-painted signs to shadow boxes and lanterns.

In addition, she is capable of making decals, cups, t-shirts and hats, all of which can be personalized to meet the customer’s needs.

Freeland also noted that she can fill bulk t-shirt orders for family reunions, birthday parties or whatever the need may be, with a rather quick turnaround time.

“Depending on what you need done, I can get it finished rather quickly. A large shirt order may take a little time, but if you’re wanting a custom sign or something as such, I am typically able to get it done in a day or so,” she shared.

Country Roots is currently open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

For questions or order inquiries the shop can be reached by calling 304-265-0590. You can also visit Country Roots on Facebook at,, to view some of Freeland’s work, or place an order.


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