“Maker Moms” is a segment of the Buffalo Moms Blog where we highlight talented mommas and their handmade businesses. Today’s feature, Banky Girl Creations, is one of my favorite new shops. Her punny glassware hits home, and her heart for her business is even more endearing.
I first came across Banky Girl Creations through Instagram, most likely while mindlessly browsing at 12AM. I spotted her “Because kids” wine glass and knew I had to add it to my arsenal. After diving a bit deeper into her product line, I fell in love with everything she makes. Take a look at our Q&A session and head to her shop to see the goods for yourself! (Be sure to make it to the bottom of the post for a special Buffalo Moms promo code!)
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family:
I have lived in the WNY area my whole life! I grew up in Youngstown, went to school at UB, met my husband, and settled in Clarence. We have a daughter who is 2 ½ and a son who is 7 months old. We are a family of Buffalovers
What made you decide to start your own handmade business?
I am a huge tea nerd, and actually work as a consultant for a company called Steeped Tea. I was always looking for fun new mugs to sip my tea from, and one day I decided I would start making my own!
Do you sell your products locally as well as online?
Currently, I have a website BankyGirlCreations.com and sell wholesale to a super cute shop in Lewiston called You & Me Boutique.
What are your goals for your shop?
My goals are simply for people to love my products and to run a successful business! I donate a portion of each sale to Women and Children’s Hospital, and would like to increase the amount of my donations as my company grows.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your motherhood journey thus far?
It’s the best job I’ve ever had. The love you have for your children is truly unbelievable. I feel so lucky every single day!
A few things to note…
I would like to give design credit to my designer and friend, Abby Oliver Masiello from Five Cent Studio. Abby and I have collaborated on every single one of my products so far. I come up with the idea and vision and I hire her to make it come to life! Everyone should check her out. She is super talented and has a ton of Buffalo-related designs! You can visit her shop here. (It should also be noted that my mugs and glasses are manufactured, not handmade.)
Okay, Moms. What are you waiting for? Head to BankyGirlCreations.com and use promo code “BUFFALOMOM” for 15% off your order!
WRITTEN BY SAMANTHA JO
Samantha is the founder and owner of BuffaloMoms.com. Her friends call her Sam, Sammi, or Sammi Jo. Her two favorite people call her “Mommy.” Follow along with her ramblings on Twitter and Instagram, or on her personal blog, life by the Gills.