Meet Andrea Stalker
Andrea Stalker, a dental hygienist by trade, has always had a bit of an addiction to handcrafts. She’s done all kinds of different artsy things over the years, but only got serious about sewing a few years ago while living in Mackenzie, BC. She began designing and sewing accessories like handbags, cross-body bags, pouches, headbands and keychains.
A mom of young children, Andrea was looking for a career opportunity that would allow for more flexibility to work around her family’s needs. After moving to Williams Lake in 2014, she purchased a children’s belt business business, and today she makes fun-yet-practical children’s belts in addition to accessories. “I love that I am able to be able to earn an income doing something that I am passionate about,” says Andrea. Plus, being new to the community, having her own business has given her lots of opportunities to meet people and connect with other moms and families. Andrea currently runs her business out of her home where she sells her products online through her Doonbug Designs Etsy shop. She also does local craft fairs and will be appearing in and around the Cariboo in the coming months.
Andrea and her family love the outdoors, and moving to Williams Lake has given them a whole new outdoor playground to explore. They especially enjoy going hiking (“There’s hiking right out our front door, literally!” says Andrea) and fishing together. A fitness fan, Andrea also uses her down time to do yoga and go running. She has even done a couple of half-marathons.
Unique. Creative. Trendy.
Fun design and practicality go hand-in-hand at Doonbug Designs where Moms and Dads will find the most delightful belts for children of all ages, from babies to big kids and every size in between. Belts come in a multitude of colours including pretty pastels, stylish primaries and woodsy earth tones, as well as the most delightful array of lively prints imaginable. All Doonbug Belts are adjustable to fit a multitude of sizes (because kids come in lots of them!) and are easy for small hands to operate. Each and every belt is lovingly hand-crafted by a Mom who understands the challenges of fitting little ones with clothing that not only works but that kids will really want to wear.
Doonbug Designs also proudly offers fabulous non-slip, no-pinch headbands for girls and grown-up girls. Each hand-made headband is designed to stay in place: no adjustment and re-adjustment necessary, and no more lost headbands. The non-slip design is so comfortable you might forget you’re wearing it.
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