New home-based business in Manawa
By Holly Neumann
Stephanie Lubahn and her mother Suzie Lively have been selling hand-crafted items on-line for many years, so it only made sense for them to open their own shop.
“I crochet, as well as silk flower arrangements, counted cross-stitch custom framing, wood art, latch hook and several other crafts,” said Lubahn. “My mom makes ‘native inspired’ jewelry. She also designs and makes one of a kind necklaces and earrings, and is expanding to include rosaries, bracelets and more beadwork.”
Located at 614 Depot Street, the home-based business has invited other vendors to display and sell their items as well.
“We just recently brought in three more vendors that specialize in wood art, custom greeting cards and custom wooden signage,” Lubahn said. “As we get more vendors we will have an even larger variety of items.”
According to Lubahn, Creation Station Boutique is truly a family business, with the latest addition of plastic canvas pieces done by her niece Victoria.
“My mother and niece aren’t the only family that helps with the business,” she said. “My children and husband are also very much involved as they are all very artistic. We love that we can all work so closely together.”
What Lubahn enjoys most about owning her own business is doing something that she really loves.
“Crafting is a passion and owning a craft store has always been a dream that I never thought would come true,” she said. “Most importantly, I love being my own boss and being able to make my own hours. This way I can attend my children’s sporting events and school functions.”
The ladies are excited about this new venture.
“We look forward to not only growing as a family and a business, but growing with the community as well,” Lubahn said.