Started to learn the beautiful art of knitting from her Great- Grandmother and Grandmother and later moving on to Crochet, Katrina Wilson now has her own business called Nina Bella Co.
When she started learning earlier, all she knew was making Dishcloths and later, as the internet and technology evolved, things changed. She shares, “Pinterest came along and I was amazed at all the things you could make!”
“After my son was born in 2013, we
Katrina tells us that her friend Alicia who at that time started using Instagram for her business was an inspiration. “I dipped my toes into that social avenue. I loved the maker community instantly and it was absolutely amazing to see real people sharing their crafts and making a little money on the side. I opened my Etsy shop, started publishing and designing my own pieces in March 2018!”
So how did it turn into a business? “After I started out making things for friends and family and then they would come back with the classic “could you make me… (such and such) I’ll pay you!”
Like all of us crafters, Katrine also loves and is very thankful for how her family is so supportive of her business Nina Bella Co. She happily tells us, “My family is absolutely amazing. My mom will babysit my kids at any time if I get behind on orders, she even started dyeing yarn with me.”
Oh and when it comes to her husband – here is what she has to tell us, “My husband is hilarious, he always rolls his eyes when I say I have to go to the yarn store or when another shipment of yarn shows up at the door, but in the same breath he’s raving about my business to his family on the phone or talking to his coworkers about it.” Being the best husband that he is, he helps her when it comes to telling what is good and what isn’t, “He’s also my most honest critic and helps me with my designs and he came up with my “Neapolitan Ice Cream” yarn
So like we all have something unique in us that does the trick and our
Even after all this time? Always.
She tells u how a simple Quote from Harry Potter inspires her the most. “Even after all this time? Always.” It’s a quote She applies to everything in her life, her business, her crochet
Also “Winter is Coming” is pretty much every fiber artists go to for motivation to keep knitting and crocheting faster!
A Hockey player since the age of 9, Katrine loves reading books and she is a Harry Potter fan. So much so that it was difficult for her to choose between the craft and reading.
She gives Three most important life lessons for businesses : “Firstly, only make it into a business if you absolutely LOVE it. Secondly, be yourself. If you get too caught up trying to make your feed look like someone else’s or too perfect you’ll
What more can we say, Kudos to Katrina for doing all this so well and especially her family for supporting her in every step of her business. Keep it up girl 🙂
Connect with Nina Bella Co.
You can follow Katrina Wilson / Nina Bella Co. at below social media handles:
Instagram | Etsy |Ravelry | Facebook
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