My name is Keith Southworth. I am passionate about my family. I enjoy farm to table cooking, game development, and creating useful craft items. I focus on function and improving daily life in my work. I work from home, so I can take care of my family. I work part-time as a cook or caterer for small family gatherings. I am working on creating my first commercial game in Unreal, and a suite of games in Godot with a small team of friends. I create handmade items each week to sell on our websites.
Depending on the season, I make different craft items to sell at local fairs, and online. In the summer of 2020, I focused on making a variety of soaps. I’ve made them off and on over the years for my personal use, and I’m making larger batches so we can add a few to the store. I make handmade jewelry. In the Fall through Spring I work on glass animal sculptures, marbles, and lampwork style beads. I make wood puzzles, cabinets, shelves, and other furniture. In 2022 I will add ceramic, hand-thrown pots, mostly coffee mugs to my store.
- 3 years of experience and training as an EMT, and ER Tech.
- 10 years of experience working in commercial kitchens, and a variety of restaurant facilities.
- 10 years of experience as a small business owner in the arts and crafts industry, with a focus on glass, pottery, woodworking, and metalwork.
- 20 years of experience with computer hardware repair, and computer programming.
- College classwork focused on a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Sante Fe Community College
- College classwork focused on a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Palm Beach State College.
- Craft classes at schools like Penland School of Crafts.
- CE classes with local artists through Mayland Community College.
- Historical based craft classes at SCA Events.
My different projects, sites, or social:
Crafted By Little Dragons is my retail online gift shop. I love to make unique items; I do make a variety of items in the same style using lots of different colors before moving on to a new idea, so there is usually a variety of items available on the store. For 2020 I started two new product lines, handmade soaps, used books and magazines, and recycled jewelry components. For 2021 we are adding planner stickers, and printable planner pages to support homeschoolers and teachers.
Kids Hide Away is my website and store dedicated to Game Development and my author endeavors. Started in 2020 and due to be published in 2021 I have a mystery novel, and a fantasy novel in the works. I’m working on three illustrated children’s books, and have plans to make the Oscar the Cat book series into an animated digital book in 2022.
Crafted By Dragons is our wholesale online site for purchasing our handmade items. We list bulk items when they are available. We do accept custom wholesale orders with 50% upfront, and the rest due when the order is ready to ship.