Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It All Started with One Bank

If you read the About Me section you know a little bit about our store. This is the story about how it all got started...

One day a mother, my mother, was looking for something do with her teenage daughter. We had hit a spot where there wasn't much to talk about, that didn't start an argument. Yes, I was a difficult teenage girl. I had a boyfriend and life outside my parents home and they didn't always mesh. My mom had started making ceramic items at a local ceramic studio with my aunt. And since I always had a tendency to enjoy artsy things it seemed to be a match. We had a lot of fun completing projects and I wasn't too bad at it, but I had a long way to go.

Fast forward a few years... My mom continued making items, even thought the small studio had shut down and I had grown and went out on my own. Then I helped throw a baby shower for my boss, and I asked my mom to make a piggy bank like the ones she had been making for all my cousins at the time. She didn't have time, but she guided me to my aunt who had begun selling the ceramic items that she made at craft shows. My aunt then decided that it was time for me to get back into the fun. I made a pink piggy bank with magenta and white dots for the shower gift and it was a hit. Months later I had people asking me to make more. So when I say it all started with one bank I'm telling the truth.

Alberta Piggy Bank is available in two sizes
and can be customized to your color preference.


  1. What a cute story! I like it!

  2. Welcome to the Blogosphere! That piggy bank is so adorable!

  3. The blog looks fabulous! Great first post.

  4. Thanks all. I wasn't sure where to start so I started at the beginning.