My name is Amanda and I am the owner/creator of Northwest Crafts and Decor LLC.
I have 2 awesome kids; Shayleigh and Frankie, my high school sweetheart, Frank that I've been married to for 23 years and my 10 year old Bichon Frise, Archie.
I discovered my passion for crafting in 2013, while being a stay at home mom. I knew I wanted to work with wood and started working with different products to see what I could come up with. My first project was a wood pillar candleholder. I later moved onto frames, signs, personalized teacher gift and other wood products which I sold in my Etsy shop; Amanda's Creative Woodworks for 7 years.
In 2020, I had the opportunity to open a storefront in Rathdrum, ID to showcase the wares of other local artisans. I had approximately 35 vendors in my 1,000 sq. ft store. I met some amazing artists and people. Although having a storefront has always been a dream of mine, I unfortunately had to close the store after 1 year. It was difficult on my family and hard to run the entire operation by myself so it was a decision that had to be made.
In 2021, after the store closure and moving everything back home, I got myself back into crafting and opened my Etsy shop back up. It has been so fun being creative again. I found a new passion for taking old things and making them look new and refreshed. I also ended up teaming up with one of the vendors that I had in my store. We have become such great friends, enjoy working and laughing together that we decided to go in on a vendor space at My Favorite Things in Post Falls. We love that we can work together, help each other and provide customers with a fun space to shop for a wide selection of decor and gifts.
Its now February 2022, and I have a 2nd store location; Greenacres Vendor Mall in Spokane Valley, WA. I are so excited to see what the future holds.
My favorite saying: "Do what you LOVE, LOVE what you do!"