Things are coming together on The Stash front!  I am amazed at how many people are so EXCITED about this idea…  The database is being built to accommodate teachers, art/craft mediums and consignors.  Woo Hoo!

So far I have teachers willing to teach in these areas:

  • Native Beading
  • Journaling (ages from 4 to 94)
  • Quilting
  • Glass (fused)
  • Metal (small items: jewelry/bookmarks/etc.)
  • Needle felting

Other areas that I would LOVE to have:

  • Watercolor
  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Paper
  • Poetry writing
  • Beaded jewelry
  • Baby shower craft ideas
  • Bridal shower craft ideas

There are actually so many more, but you get the picture… 

So please forward me anyone you know in the Fairbanks area that would be interested in teaching ‘their thing’ or selling ‘their thing’ in the boutique!  Or better yet, forward this blog on to them and have them contact me!

Now have you gotten this far, and still don’t know what this is about? 

The Stash: A place for learning and creating all things handmade.

We will have a great lounge and classroom for learning.  Boutique on the front with ALL local and ALL handmade items for your shopping pleasure.  I am curious what ‘buying local’ would do to our economy and the sustainability of our communities.  What better way to do that, than with your neighbors.  Plus there is a HUGE factor in communities that need to come together and support each other, that can be done in the classroom/lounge.  There is something very therapeutic about creating things, whether it is with your hands/heart/mind. 

It is funny, that I am totally into this aspect of the business, but the one thing that terrifies me are the financials!  🙂  So I am going back to the Small Business Development Center to hone those skills. 

Love to hear from you!