Maker of the Month - February 2021
a great interest and pleasure in something (noun)
like or enjoy very much (verb)
February is here! It's the shortest month of the year and the official month of LOVE.
Our next Maker of the Month knows firsthand all about love and giving back to her community.
Ashley is the owner of Kinda Crafty Me! which is based in St.Catherine's, Ontario.
It's obvious that Ashley LOVES what she does because it's reflected in the tiny details of her work and everything she creates.
Ashley has always been crafty and began creating Pinterest inspired home décor DIY projects. The artsy and creative one in her social circle, when she was called the "crafty one" by family and friends, she would modestly reply "kinda".
Her creative talents slowly grew and began to grab people's attention. With a growing customer base and encouragement from her family and friends, Ashley launched her small business in February 2019. Her nickname ultimately inspired the name she chose - Kinda Crafty Me! (Happy 2nd work anniversary!)
Her two adorable daughters, Lilly and Char are following in her footsteps and shadowing her crafty talent. The best part is that she is setting a wonderful example because they are sharing their talents with the community and learning to give back.
"Your children will become who you are; so be who you want them to be".
In December 2020, her oldest daughter Lilly decided she wanted to do something special for those less fortunate during the Christmas season. She sold gnomes and unicorn ornaments which she handcrafted herself. The adorable crafts, not surprisingly, sold out quickly.
Lilly used the money she collected from her fundraiser to help a local family in financial need and was also able to donate items to a local men's shelter.
As if that wasn't already enough, Ashley continues to fill her calendar with holiday themed featured products and market giveaways. Check out this featured Valentine's Day gift set with delicious cookies from the Niagara Cookie Co.
Kinda modest, and completely crafty, Ashley is creative, talented and an excellent role model to her children - and that's kinda awesome.
That's the long and short of it. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to see for yourself.
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