Tag Archives: Makers

Life On Etsy – Our First Sale

Etsy first sale - mobiles, wall hangings, suspended art made in Fernie, BC

Let’s focus on what’s really important here, it’s something to celebrate and remember, we made our first mobile sale. How sweet the first sale is! I was a little worried because we’ve been on Etsy for just over a month and there has had lots of activity but no movement. Here we go, world! We’re getting pumped.

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Secret Businesses : Lemon Belly, Knitting & Beyond, Kettle Black Bartending

Secret Business - Lemon Belly Menstrual Products Fernie BC

Lemon Belly

Becca Musso started Lemon Belly in order to provide women with an alternative to unimpressive plastics menstrual products and she has been sewing up a storm! With new products and patterns and styles coming out daily, she has sure found herself an amazing niche and the women want it.
Lemon Belly website and Facebook page.

 

secret business : Knitting and Beyond

Knitting and Beyond

Knitting and Beyond first came to my attention at Vitality Body & Mind. A basket of bright coloured knitted products was sitting there by the front door and I had to have a closer look. Knitting and Beyond makes a few different products, including: Long socks, short socks, toeless heelless socks, flip flop socks and bags to carry your yoga mat or foam roller.

Knitting and Beyond on Facebook

kettle black bartending - elk valley and surrounding area

Kettle Black Bartending

KBB is located in Fernie but they’re interested in serving Elk Valley and the surrounding area. I discovered their business while browsing the ourfernie classifieds and the logo really stood out to me…and they sound like a fun company. Check out their facebook page if you’re hosting an event in the area and need someone to take care of the bar.

Secret Businesses aren’t very secret, they’re just new to me and I’m passing on the information like a good blogger.

Two Girls Out On The Town (For A Quick 20 Minutes)

eye of the needle grand opening
My 3 year old daughter accompanied me to the grand opening of Eye Of The Needle last Friday. She was the perfect person to take to a place with expensive crafts like fragile glass balls. I joke – she was very well behaved and got the most excited when she saw this really cool dollhouse that she could touch. The little stuffed family members and cat could sit in various pockets throughout the house. I thought it was a great idea (picture below).

The whole store is filled with unique pieces that were made by people who have trained in the various crafts and work hard on them. They are offering functional pieces for your home but every thing in the store is a work of art.

It was hard to keep my eyes off my little girl but I did notice, at the corner of my eye, the event was really well attended and abundantly catered. The co-owner, Sandra Barrett, was showing off the shop with a big smile on her face, which was really nice to see.

eye of the needle grand opening