There’s another new business in Sterling where the Napetown restaurant once was, it’s the new Cabin Fever Gift Shop inside the new Porterhouse Grill. The inspiration of long time Alaskan Aspen Aponi the Cabin Fever Gift Shop offers handmade items by local artisans, “I opened the shop to give other people a chance to show their talents,” says Aspen who moved to the Peninsula after having lived in small villages on Alaska’s Aleutian chain, “I like it here because there is a lot to do, you get bored down there on the Aleutian chain. I get restless in the winter and it’s called cabin fever for sure and for a very good reason thus the name Cabin Fever Gift Shop so that no one will get bored,” she said.
Aponi is a self-taught artisan herself and specializes in cold ceramics and refurbishing items. In the Cabin Fever Gift Shop you’ll find a wide variety of Native art and beading, a Native Alaskan Parka with a full fur inner liner, wood carvings, Stained Glass & Rope Art, wall paintings & unique wood artistry, handmade baby clothes & assorted wear, handmade spiders, scorpions & dragon flies, Alaska egg shell carvings, DoTerra essential oils, Paparazzi jewelry, “And we also have a donation table where all the items sold will be donated to the little girl who lost both legs in an auto accident Christmas day & other local charities like breast cancer awareness, domestic violence shelters, Autism foundation & the No Kill animal shelter,” said Aponi. Consignments are very welcome at the Cabin Fever Gift Shop just call Aspen at 907-422-7003 or stop in for a visit any time Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 4:00pm and Sunday 12:00-3:00pm.