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Kathleen McPherson of Hometown Creative Co.

Kathleen McPherson of Hometown Creative Co.

Kathleen McPherson believes in the importance of play.

The maker behind Hometown Creative Co. (and an awesome aunt!), Kathleen began creating play dough and craft sets as a fun activity to do together with her nephews. These days making products for creative play is a huge part of her life, and the centre of her company Hometown Creative Co. With her sensory craft kits, play dough, and other products, Kathleen’s goal is to offer kids and parents the opportunity to play together, as well as to foster independent creative play.

Pink Peony by Kirsten

Pink Peony by Kirsten

Hi! I’m Kirsten, I am a mama to 2 beautiful girls, Emma and Ivey. During maternity leave with Emma I had postpartum anxiety. I really needed a creative outlet to help process my anxiety so I began making my daughter bows. This slowly became a small business which I run out of my home.

NOOKFEST MUSICIAN PROFILES // MARKY MONDAY

NOOKFEST MUSICIAN PROFILES // MARKY MONDAY

Marky Monday is known to fans as the new age Fred Penner, Mr. Dressup, and Mr. Rogers all combined in one.

Marky Monday is a children’s character created and performed by Mark William Pezzelato. Mark began working with children in 2001 as a professional drum and guitar teacher. Eventually his teaching evolved into creating songs and entertaining. By 2011 Mark was performing in festivals and private parties as Disney’s Mad Hatter, turning heads wherever he went with his unique approach, creating original songs on the spot to entertain audiences of all ages.