About Us

The Crafty Artisans is a small business created by a mother and daughter who took a leap of faith and decided to spend more time doing what brings happiness to their world - creating.

Creating has always been such a big part of our lives. I recall as a small girl growing up, watching my mom draw, sew, paint and craft, loving every moment of it. I was never allowed to use the fancy, expensive brushes, paints, pens and I never understood why since I promised to be gentle and take care of them. Now that I have my own set of various crafting tools, I 100% get it. My husband isn’t even allowed to touch them let alone use them.

We grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where my mom had a huge craft room in which she was always playing. My childhood is filled with memories of visiting stores where she was selling items and spending sunny days at markets. As a kid, I was often dragged to these events but, as with many things in life, I started to miss those days as I grew up.

We always talked about how great it would be to go back to those days but it never really came up. There were always a million and one reasons to not do it. Slowly but surely those reasons made less sense, and literally in one day, The Crafty Artisans became a thing!

The Crafty Artisans allow us to have a creative outlet and share our creations with new friends, old friends, family and the vibrant creative community that exists within Vancouver & the Lower Mainland.

We are so excited for this journey and to be a part of such an amazing community of creators!

Much Love,
Marika & Nadine