Made in SD: Dell Rapids store offers many customized items

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (KSFY) - Alliecat Creations and Friends is right on 4th Street, the main drag, in Dell Rapids. If you are looking for something customized or handmade, it might be the place for you.

Allie Miller has always been crafty, and she used to work primarily from home.

"When it got to be a lot to keep at the house, doing all the orders and everything, we decided to open a storefront. We opened this store February of 2016," Miller said.

Miller does all hand-painted, personalized items. From piggy banks, to ornaments, to chalk boards, this time of year she is constantly filling orders.

She says customized piggy banks are one of her favorites. She paints them all by hand.

"The kids ones are the most popular of course," she said. She says the "girly bug" art is the most popular right now.

When Allie opened her storefront she added "& friends" to the equation. She features many other local artists' work as well, including several mugs, tumblers and t-shirts from artist Crystal Hanson.

"Really it comes down to not 'what can I make?' it's more like do you have someone that is very hard to buy for and you think 'what do I get the person who has everything?' Wouldn't it be cool to get them something like a mug or a shirt that would really describe them or really make them laugh?" Hanson said.

From holiday favorites, to customized keepsakes, Alliecat Creations & Friends has a lot of options in downtown Dell Rapids.

"We're open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.," Allie said.

To learn more about Alliecat Creations & Friends, see the attached link.