If something wicker this way comes, Hobby Lobby Stores may be the source. Across 40 states the company operates some 525 stores that sell arts and crafts supplies, baskets, beads, candles, frames, home-decorating accessories, and silk flowers. It also operates its business in China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. The #3 craft and fabric retailer (behind Michaels Stores and Jo-Ann Stores) boasts sister companies: 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.