Hello to all in our community and beyond! Thank you so much for visiting us, it means a lot that we have your support. That being said, we want you to get to know us because that's how trust it build. So here's a little bit about us!
My name is Lauren Robinson. I'm the owner and founder of Robinson Handmade! I'm 27 years old and live in Reno Nevada with my husband, Chance and our three kids. You'll meet them later. Chance and I have been together since 2011 and we got married in 2015. We're still young, even though sometimes it doesn't feel like it lol. We love God and our family more than anything in the world, and we do our very best to live by the standards that God sets out for us in his word the Bible.
Robinson Handmade actually started out as Robinson Yarn Barn. Maybe you already knew that and that's how you know us now! Thank you for continuing to follow our journey! Robinson Yarn Barn was just me at first. I have been crocheting since I was in high school, but really took off running in 2013 when I got pregnant with my son. I picked up my hook and yarn again and that was the end of it! It started as just a hobby, and then I decided to turn it into a business. It was very slow at first. Not many customers and lots of ups and downs. I took a long break and almost quit a few times.
Chance and I had always talked about going into business together, but it scared us a little. How would it work? Would it be enough? He's a wood worker, so we thought of the clever name The Robinson Wood and Yarn Barn. We day dreamed about it for years, but it never took off.
Then... 2020 happened... dun, dun, dun! We laugh about it sometimes, but really it's scary. Before the pandemic, we were making steps to go into business together. Designing our logo, site and what products we would stock. But when Chance was our of work, it was a blessing in disguise. We thought, 'what a perfect opportunity to just jump right in!' So here we are! We got our first real foot traffic with masks of course. Everyone needed them, and we wanted to help! We made many sales and have donated many as well. But now that things are slowing down with that, we can finally get back to doing what we love... wood and yarn! You'll see those two collections in our shop. However, we love many different trades and crafts, there was no way we could just stick with two! So we have so many things to offer now, and we love doing all of them!
That's enough about the business. Here's more about us!
Lauren Elisabeth Robinson
Lauren is 27 years young and loves all things art... but mostly yarn! Her stash grows bigger every day and she can't keep up with it. Her favorite thing to crochet is beanies and shawls. The other arts she loves are painting, drawing and recently gardening. Yes, that's an art form! She was in band for 6 years as a teen, but doesn't play anymore. That doesn't mean her love for music has faded though! Her favorites are country, alternative and jazz. If she had to pick a favorite band it would be Blink 182. Her favorite color is light pink and her favorite food is pasta!
Chance Casey Robinson
Chance is 27 years young and loves all things wood. He did cabinetry starting when he was 18 and has loved it ever since. His favorite part is the staining process because every wood takes stain differently, even if it's the same color. He has recently taken up wood burning and has a blast doing it. Chance was also in band as a teen, that's actually where him and Lauren met! He played trumpet and she played trumpet and baritone. He doesn't play anymore either, but still loves music. He loves classic rock and alternative. If he had to pick a favorite band it would be Imagine Dragons. His favorite colors are purple and green and he loves anything sweet!
Dominic William Robinson
Dominic is our oldest, he's 5. He loves all things video games, although we try to get him away from screens as much as we can. He's a very spiritual young man, especially for his age! He loves to read and learn and can't wait to grow up. Even though it's hard sometimes, he's an amazing older brother and loves it so much! His favorite color is pink and his favorite food is anything that's not vegetables lol.
Everly Rose Robinson
Everly is our little ball of sas at 3 years old. She's a hard kiddo, but we try to remember that it means she will be strong willed and independent. She is the girliest tom boy you will ever meet! She loves pink, unicorns and pretty dresses. She also loves tennis shoes, dirt and bugs. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite food is mac n' cheese.
Quil Alan Robinson
Quil is named after Peter Quil (Starlord) because we're super nerds lol. He's our baby and is just 9 months old. He's the cutest thing you ever did see! Right now he loves eating real food, none of that messy puree! And he loves exploring and bath time. We're having fun with seeing his personality start to shine.
So that's us! Obviously that's not everything, but maybe you know a bit more about us than you did before. We want you to know that we're just normal people. We're married, have kids, love God and want to show you that we can provide you with what you want and need, because it's what we want and need. We know we can't please everyone, and that's okay. But if you're here, thank you. Seriously, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are not only supporting a small business, you're caring for a small family.