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Friday, January 20, 2017

Getting to know US, FAAP

So, you are just sitting there...
Do YOU need something to do?
(that is what my Momma used to ask her co-workers)

Lucky you...
I have some more shops to share with You...

You will just WUF them!!

Once again
I have WUFFED my magic
Just Click on the Shop Name and
You will appear in the shop
Take some time to look through their items
Heart Some Items

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Loreen Pitchford
I'm afraid I wasn't as original as  many others but I simply continued to use the name of my studio since I've been selling and teaching art from here for some time. I also had the name established across social media - I've read it's good practice to keep the continuity across media outlets๐Ÿ˜Š.

Kim Orcutt
We lived in a valley in NY and at the time the name was for a gift shoppe in our house. I was selling primitive items. The name was Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe. It's now Valley Primitives Stitches because I am now only selling hand stitched items with an old, primitive feel.  

Denise Cassidy Bailey
When I first started out crafting for craft shows in our area, I had piles and piles of items.  My daughters started calling me a 'crazy craft lady'.  When I found that primitives didn't sell well here (Pittsburgh) , I decided to try to sell on eBay.  At the time, I did not have a shop/ shop name, I just did listings.
When I ventured online I did some searches and found Prim Mart.  I needed a log in name and decided to go with crazy craft lady, but changed the C's to K's.  Thus....Krazy Kraft Lady.  I then started a blog and called that ' The Krazy Kraft Lady'.
Eventually I did open a shop on eBay and I needed a name so I abbreviated my name and added Primitives.

Kathy Hale Cage
How did my shop get it's name? I have an introverted personality and ever since I was a child and also as an adult I have felt nearly invisible at times and that people could not see or understand my motivations ... they couldn't see my "heart" ... Some how I have not been good at conveying that ... That's where the name Kathy's Heart came from ... my way of allowing people to see who I am and what matters to me ... my faith and a simple, warm, unsophisticated life ... thus Kathy's Heart Creations ... I have a simple, warm, cozy, homespun, cottage, farmhouse feel in all the things that I make. ...

Wendy Marro
The house I grew up in was next to the woods 
that had a little creek flowing through it!  

Tara Sharan Hensley
It took me several days and a lot of brainstorming but I finally thought , "well my home is rustic" so I came up with The Rustic Home but that was taken so I added Company on the end.  TheRusticHomeCompany

Darla Walk (one of our co-leaders)
My shop name is Harriet Stash.    Harriet was my grandmothers name. Her picture is on my Creation table.... Stash is the "stash in Harriets attic. I have had other names.... always thinking it is the key but let me tell you. I have got rid of other thoughts. this is my shop name... I use it with pride. I loved my Grandmother. 

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Aren't these fun?

I hope that you will visit our many shops 
and let us help YOU with all of your 
gift and decorating needs.

Thank you for stopping by...
Until Next time...wuf wuf

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!!  ๐Ÿ˜†. 

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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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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! =)