If something wicker this way comes, Hobby Lobby Stores may be the source. The firm operates 500-plus stores in about 40 states and sells arts and crafts supplies, baskets, beads, candles, frames, home-decorating accessories, and silk flowers. It also has operations in China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, and it is the #3 craft and fabric retailer (behind Michaels Stores and Jo-Ann Stores). Sister companies include: Mardel, a seller of Christian and educational products; and Hemispheres, a supplier of home furnishings and other merchandise to Hobby Lobby stores. CEO David Green, who owns the company, founded Hobby Lobby in 1972 and operates it according to biblical principles, including closing shop on Sunday.