Blog, Cheryl Wilson

Why Shopping Local Matters

Approx. 5 minute read Better Customer Experience!   Simply put, there’s no comparison. It’s intimate. It’s personal. And it feels good. Why is that though? Let’s unpack that a little, shall we? It really comes down to each and every customer being valued....

Blog, Cheryl Wilson

Chapter One – How it all began

Let's start from the day I became a 'Maker'.   I’ve been wanting to share my handmade story since before The Maker's Hub even opened. It just never seemed to make it to the top of the priority list. Well, what better time than now to be inspired to share?...


Cheryl’s Promise

Just checking in on my promise I'm still working hard. Still showing up. Every. Single. Day. I say, 'working hard' and 'showing up', don't get me wrong here, I'm not slamming out 10hr days with high performance results. For me, right now, showing up looks a lot...


Supporting Handmade Through COVID-19

We got your back!   Although the world may look a little (ok a lot) different right now, we are still working hard. Showing up. Every. Single. Day. We've been supporting handmade since 2017. To us, this is no different.     At The Hub, we’re blessed...

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This is Us

The family, the faces and the heart behind The Maker's Hub. Together we work crazy hard to offer you services with value. Delivered with a great customer experience. We all pitch in, even the littlest. Always giving it our best, because for us, there is no other...

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Feature – Little Luckies

Hey everyone!  I’m Susan Falzon of Little Luckies, though some of you may know me as Sue Luckies. I’m a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) of two busy kiddos and wife to a hardworking man. I opened this shop in 2013 and at the time was focused on stuffed animals, until I...


5 Reasons Why

5 Reasons Why Shopping Local & Handmade Is The Best EVER!! Supporting the handmade community is at the very heart of what we do here at The Maker's Hub of Durham. So it’s no secret that we LOVE to shop for goods from local makers. But we have to ask: Have you...

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Meet Little Buck

"Hi, We're Marianne & Shane of Little Buck." Who are we?  We're a small town, married couple from Durham Region who have enjoyed doing everything together for the last 10 years. Little Buck is no different. We work very hard side by...

Cheryl Wilson

YOU Made 2018 a Success!

The last few weeks have brought many moments of reflection. Of looking back to where we were in January until now. It's truly been a year for the records. From popup markets, to workshops, seminars and social events. Not to mention our Grand Opening celebration to...

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Featured Maker – Anna Salomone

Hello! I am Anna, the designer and creative behind Splendid Invitations & Events. I work part-time for the Ontario Provincial Police and part-time creating all the beautiful pieces you see on my Facebook and Instagram feeds. I am a wifey, to an amazing and very...

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Featured Maker – Debbie Green

Hello everyone! Debbie is my name and Sweet EverGray Baby is my business! I am a dental hygienist by trade. I have always loved DIY projects for fun and gifts for family. My mom taught me the basics of sewing when I was a teen. When I was a...

Blogger, Cheryl Wilson


It's 'just' a word right? Wrong! It's a little word that carries a whole lotta punch. It's a word that so many people use regularly in their vocabulary. And hey, I used to be one of those very same people! Guilty. It wasn't until I started writing a Blog years ago...

Blogger, Carly Chambers

Taking a Leap and Becoming a Maker

I've known for quite some time now that I've needed some sort of creative outlet for myself. After becoming a mom three years ago, it became apparent to me while I was off on maternity leave that I was not the type of person who could just relax while at home. I...

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Planning a Positive 2018

We have recently had the pleasure of meeting the wildly talented author and entrepreneur Lisa Aquilina. It was clear from the moment meeting Lisa that she is passionate about empowering women, but more specifically women in business. If you're looking for someone...

Blogger, Cheryl Wilson

Show Me The Money

Are you uncomfortable asking your customers for money? Are you currently using a system for tracking? Two pieces of easy advice, first 'get over it' and second 'always track your sales'! I have been a buyer and seller of handmade for years and I can say with...

Blogger, Cheryl Wilson

10 Tips for Online Communication

Now I'm no expert, nor do I claim to be, but I certainly do try to be a good communicator. I think it's safe to say we all know the basics to being a good communicator. At least I give the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise! I'm sure we can agree on the...


Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

Are you behind on your shopping? Or finishing up and need a few add on gifts? Don’t worry, we're here to help! You can shop local and support makers in your community all from the comfort of your home. Amen to online shopping! Am I right? Or am I right! Get your...

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5 Reasons Why Hand-Made Is Worth It’s Price Tag

A blog article recently circulated it’s way through several maker groups and pages in the community and soon as we opened it out we knew why. Not only was it well written, but we could almost hear every maker everywhere, say ‘Amen’. We reached out to The Nooks to...



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