Thanks for stopping by! We are Brian and Valley, an Alaskan couple who enjoy an array of creative interests. Brian does construction, dirtwork, and handyman jobs. His real passion is for making things, so the custom home decor and hardware he creates is unique and high quality.
Valley has been selling handmade items and craft supplies on Etsy and eBay since 2012. Snail mail is the focus of the Etsy shop, ALittleLemonadeStand, but we offer a variety of sewing patterns, craft supplies, and other fun items. Currently, customized, handmade face masks in hard-to-find patterns are a top seller.
Our Story: You could say our business has been more than thirty years in the making. Decades ago, when we were small children, our creativity had already begun to blossom. Before we even started kindergarten, we were both already unstoppably artistic. Brian drew, painted, and had a knack for model-building and inventing from an early age. Valley was never without paper, pencil, and scissors, constantly making tiny books of intricate drawings and collages of magazine clippings. The public debut of her art came at age six, when her mom printed up her drawing of life with the new baby to make her baby brother’s birth announcement. As the years went by, we both tried many different crafty and artistic pursuits. When we met, we discovered we share an artistic view of life and a tendency to jump headfirst into anything that strikes our fancy . We immediately fell in love, and were married within a few months.
The years have passed, and we have been blessed with eleven children, resulting in a very busy, slightly chaotic life, but neither of us has lost our creative tendencies. In fact, as the children have gotten older, they’ve joined us in our various projects and interests. Currently, our eldest son works with Brian on construction jobs, in the workshop, and with computer design. Several of our daughters contribute to the Etsy business. Creativity is a lifestyle for our family!