This whole crazy idea came about one day on a walk home from downtown Ferndale with my little family. My husband and I have always daydreamed together about owning our own business, being our own boss… But we never settled on one thing we could run with. Until that day. I was lamenting that while our awesome downtown has just about everything, it didn’t have a badass yarn shop, and what a shame that is. I would go to one everyday if we had it!
If you aren’t familiar with Ferndale (or Fabulous Ferndale as it is often referred to) it is about a 20 minute drive from the heart of Detroit. But like many metro-Detroit cities, it is its own bubble of activity. Ferndale is full of smiling neighbors, musicians, artists, young families, and hip singles. It has a homey feel while retaining a rock and roll edge that speaks to us creative types. There are cool music venues, nightclubs, and some of the most unique and awarded bars in the area. There are also a couple natural/organic food and vitamin stores, a gorgeous natural baby store that draws people from miles away for their selection of modern cloth diapers and baby carriers, a beautiful library, a comic book shop, hip salons, local restaurants, resale shops, art galleries, Nature’s Playhouse (an all natural family wellness center which hosts activities like Yoga and Play and my own crochet class), The Rust Belt Market (an Etsy style marketplace for unique locally made goods) and the list could go on and on. But no yarn shop!
So here I am, a total newbie to the business world. With a vision for a new way of doing this fiber arts thing. A desire to spread the love, share the joy, and inspire the next generation of makers. My tools are a crochet hook, yarn, and passion. And I welcome all who are willing to join me in this. What I need right now is support, and a show of hands so-to-speak of who is in. I need investors and prayers. All the good vibes and love. Because I think this place could really use some more locally grown creativity. And I want to be the cultivator.
Pinkie Pie sums up my current feelings in all of this 😉 :