About Home Made

Home Made is a small but mighty craft shop and studio located in Cape May County, New Jersey. We offer fine yarn, fabric, craft supplies and classes for the modern maker.

Our shop opened in January 2011 and occupies a mid-19th century house located just inland of Avalon. It is our philosophy that the process of creating is just as important as the finished project. We want you to enjoy beautiful materials for crafting as well as the fun, relaxation, and sense of pride that comes from making something yourself.

Julie Petrella is the owner and operator of Home Made and also writes Home Made's blog. Hailing from a family of small business owners in Cape May County, Julie inherited their entrepreneurial spirit and decided to reroute her career from social work to running her own business focused on the making and doing that she loves. 

Julie has been crafty her whole life and gets her creative talents honest from both of her parents, Joe and Cindy. You'll find Cindy helping out with just about everything around the shop and can safely assume that most of the woodworking was made by Joe.

Julie shares the Home Made house with her main squeeze, Brian, and their one year old son, Ezra.