How a hobby lead to a business with Stitch Kitsch

Have you ever felt lost trying to "find your passion." If you're someone looking to find your niche, or searching for the courage you need to take a chance on your art, you're going to love Alex's story.

Alex is a Canadian fibre artist, currently living and working out of Vancouver, BC.

Creative and interested in making, Alex considered herself an artist without a medium, until a trip to Michaels changed everything.

Alex thought she would try her hand at embroidery. She started with what she loved, pop culture, and begun to create pieces that reflected these interests but it never felt quite right. 

It was in 2015 that Alex got her best furry friend, her cat Banjo and inspiration took over.

If you've ever had a pet before, you know the absolute heart exploding love you feel for them. And when they're gone, you feel equal amounts of pain.

Alex turned her love for Banjo into a craft project that 2 years later is a wildly successful Pet Portrait business, Stitch Kitsch.

In this Interview with Alexis, we speak about:

  • How a Facebook post lead to 20 orders in one day
  • Her journey to find her passion and her medium
  • How a lost job lead to a business opportunity
  • How Instagram has helped her connect with community
  • How she balances the business side of making with the creative

We absolutely loved speaking with Alex and hearing the way she is creating something truly unique that really speak to peoples passions.

This interview is full of practical advice that will help anyone who is feeling lost in their craft or struggling to find their passion.

We hope that you take inspiration from Alex's story and turn her lessons into your own actions.

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Hear Alex from Stitch Kitsch's  Handmade business success story. Made It by Maker Academy a podcast that helps you build and grow your business. We share inspiration, online marketing, online business and conversations with clever creatives.

Hear Alex from Stitch Kitsch's  Handmade business success story. Made It by Maker Academy a podcast that helps you build and grow your business. We share inspiration, online marketing, online business and conversations with clever creatives.