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By Erin Mairose, for SiouxFalls.Business
The name for Kasi Foss’ business, Sunny’s, comes from the nickname she has been given by family members and co-workers to match her upbeat enthusiasm.
She started the handmade home decor business out of her home in Yankton in July 2016.
While she works by day at the USD financial aid office, “I have always loved to create things and finally got the confidence to start selling at farmers markets,” Foss said.
Her items include personalized signs, funny sayings and festive decor for the holidays. Some of her most popular items include camping signs and decor, along with Christmas trees and wreaths.
She sells at a pop-up shop in downtown Yankton and throughout the year at festivals. She also has a selection of products at Riverview Christmas Tree Farm near Canton.
As a first-time vendor to the 605 Holiday Made Market on Dec. 2 at Cherapa Place in downtown Sioux Falls, Foss hopes the event makes for a fun shopping event to find “a great gift that match the perfect person.”
The holiday season is her busiest time, Foss said, and her house is “filled from beginning to end with signs.”
When she’s not creating her own work, she often is teaching others at craft classes in small towns, local libraries and shops.
The pop-up market featuring 50 makers will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lower-level garage of Cherapa Place.
A self-described “crazy craft lady,” Kasi Foss started Sunny’s last year and has quickly grown to sell in multiple locations.