FAAP Christmas

Monday, January 16, 2017

Getting to know More of US at FAAP

I WUF this saying...
That is what an artist does...
we SHARE ourselves through our creations.

I'm dog tired.
My Momma kept me awake trying to get
some deadline finished.
Wish she could not make so much noise.

It is time to share a few more of our Shops 
and how they got their names..
I WUF reading these!

We have the magic going again--
simply click on the shop name to 
Magically appear in each shop

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Faith Conroy
I love everything old and worn, so that is where the Primitive part of the name came from and there are times when you just have to put that black hat on and show them who you are ;-) that is where the rest came from. The entire name is "The Primitive Black Hat Society" but etsyshortened it to PrimitiveBlackHat 

Michelle Smith
Monday's Child is taken from the old nursery rhyme (yes I was born on a Monday LOL). I wanted something old and whimsical but yet something different that would be easy to remember. In a roundabout way it also ties my mom into it since she is my helper, teacher, and inspriaton.  

Susan Smith
My great aunt really was a gypsy. My grandmother used to tell so many stories about her and always said she was as free as the wind. She was truly so beautiful inside and out and as a child I wanted to be her ... sometimes as an adult too. 

Sharon Jedlinsky
My daughters and I were supposed to craft together. Hence the plural Crusty Old Crows.  Crusty and Old seemed to describe the primitive look we wanted and Crows being a big part of primitives  worked well.   Well two of the crows jumped ship. LOL and now it is just me. 

Connie Smith
I have collected fabrics, trims and buttons for over 30 years, and I have a quilting business which yields lots of scraps.  My love of old and tattered quilts and things gave me the idea.  

Debi Tricerri
mine came out of the fact that my craft room is always in this state, even when it's clean!! mine has never looked like the pristine craft rooms in magazines!! and yes i know where every supply is, that is until i clean it!!  😆. 

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Here is a quick recipe for all the chocolate lovers.

Oreo Balls

1 package of Oreo Cookies, crumbled
I crumble them in a zip lock bag.
1 8 ounce block of cream cheese, room temperature
Again, I throw it in the zip lock bag with the cookie crumbs
I mix it gently in the bag while I watch TV

Throw in the fridge to cool a bit

Roll into small balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Put in the freezer to harden.

Dip into melted Chocolate
Drizzle some white chocolate on the tops to look purdy!

YUMMY and, oh, so easy!

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The FAAP Team is having a Heart a Thon.
That means, we heart a bunch of items.

This helps us get seen in Etsy.

As you know, there are hundreds of shops in Etsy.
The more activity that happens in our shop,
The better our chance for shoppers to find us.

If you have a few minutes to help us,
We would appreciate it.

Go to the Etsy Search Bar

Then heart away.
It is better to click on the item so it opens 
in our shop
and THEN Heart it.

Hey, you can Also Pin our items, too

THANK YOU for stopping by

We are so happy to create Handmade items.

If we can help you, please let us know!

wuf wuf...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

How We Got Our Shop Names

Well, Momma is over in the corner on her puter. 
mumbling something about a deadline.
It is very clear that she isn't going to feed me, 
so I had to go dig in the garbage...wuf is me...
It is a dog's life, I wuf ya...

It's time to share some more of our team's shops and how they got their names...I hope you enjoy this and PLEASE, go visit the shops and Heart some items.  If you are looking for something specific, I bet you will find a team member that can help you...give us a try!
Click on the links to magically appear in the shop!

To find more from our team 
in the search bar on etsy

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Bob Reyna
Ryen wanted to leave the shop name open to include any kind of items she chose to create.  After many attempts at shop names that were already taken, RyensMarketplace was born.

Jennifer Rose-Atchison
I named my store after my big baby cat named Paulie Wogs. 

Scott Foster
The adze is a tool similar to an axe but the blade is perpendicular to the handle.  The history of the adze is muddy but archeologists know it goes back as far as the stone age.  I used the adze in my shop name because it reminds me of what can be done with simple handtools.  With an axe, and an adze, a Viking could build a ship.     Adzewoodcraft

Tammy Peacock Fry
I came up with my name, after my great aunts farm.  My favorite place.  Her farm was called Lost Valley Farm, as they flooded the valley where the old town site was, it became the lost valley.  She lived in a big old farm house surrounded by antiques, but to her they were her everyday things. 😊

Sherrie Dalton
A while back I was laughing with my sisters and my husband told us we sounded like old cackling hens all in good humor of course. So, I thought hmm....Old Cacklin' Hen... sounds like a good name for my business.

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Don't forget that there are still LOTS of sales items available.
You don't want to pass up a bargain, wuf ya?!

I can think of nothing lovelier than receiving a handmade gift.
Our team members have LOTS of patterns, too!
We've gotcha covered!

Thank you for stopping by.
Please share our blog.
Visit our Shops
Leave us some comments.

We would sure love to help YOU 
with your decorating needs.

Wuf wuf...

Here is a quick recipe from one of our team members:
Go buy a bag of M&Ms
Open the bag
Pour into a Bowl

(yes, you may get the Peanut M&Ms)

You are welcome! =)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Get to Know Us, Part I

Man, I tell ya...good and free help is so hard to find.
Charcoal is stretched out on the couch, on his back, snoring to beat the band.  Sometimes I think he is channeling my Daddy...heavy sigh...

We want to take some opportunities this year for you to get to know us.  We think once you know us, you will love us, and then you most certainly will want to buy our art!  =)

We want you to know how much we appreciate YOU.  
We couldn't do what we do without YOU.

We thought it would be fun to see how some of our shops got their name; afterall, it is important to KNOW who you are.

Please visit our shops, share our blogs, Follow us, Heart us...Oh Dear...this all sounds soooooo dangerous...let me tell you right now~~it IS DANGEROUS, because once you visit our shops, you will be hooked, and you will want to BUY BUY BUY, and we are so happy to help YOU.

Cynthia Chapman, co-leader
I got the nickname Cyn a few years before I opened my shop. I actually started my blog first. Then I thought this is my place on the internet. I also want a brick and mortor store one day and it would be great to call it Cynzplace. A place to sell all kinds of handmades.   

Jody Stacy
I was working as a Home Care provider working with the elderly and handicap. One of my clients came up with the last two words. And due to what I paint. I thought the word Adorable would be a nice fitting name to combine it all. 

Crystal Cord
I started out with Em's Prims and it was a mix of my kids first and middle names. When I went to strictly whimsy goodies Whimsy by Crystal just fit. :) 

Cindi Toth, Head Honcho
I did not want a business name that was specific to one style and it had to be warm and fuzzy.   LOL   

Judy Miller Duley
There is a holly reserve near us. It is a beautiful piece of forest filled with American holly. A great place to spend an afternoon.

Carol Corrigan
The first part is obvious, since my name is Carol. I've always loved living in the country and watching the changing seasons. My mom loved to decorate for the seasons so I started coming up with seasonal painting projects!

Thank You for stopping by and for seeing 
just a tad of what we have to offer.
We LOVE what we do.

Oh, and don't forget that we are having a sale 
on many items in our shops.

~~Folkart Primitives and More