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Sunday, July 22, 2012

So I guess I'm an Artisan now

Hello Everyone!

I have a new name description. I actually have several; wife, mom, teacher and now Artisan. At least that is what they are telling me at a new store in town that is selling some of my handmade items. I always just thought of myself as a crafter or seamstress or DIYer but no, I'm an artisan. Kind of sounds more fancy don't ya think? Anyway, it has been fun getting together some items for sale. I put several different types of things in the store to just get rid of some of my Etsy stock. I am mainly going to focus on hand-painted signs. Here are a few that I've taken over so far.
Good reminder.

This was supposed to be a sample for doing custom orders but it sold this week to a girl who just got married and her new last name started with a "S".

The letters look red in this picture but they are actually a burnt orange with a brown glaze over them.

I love how this one turned out. Can you see the vintage fork at the bottom? I'm thinking I need to make myself one of these.

I forgot to take a picture of this one until we were getting ready to leave on vacation and were dropping it off at the store. I quick like grabbed my camera so I could get a picture. The dark words are gray and the Grateful is in a deep yellow color.
 I was able to get some more barn wood yesterday from some friends so I now have 5 more signs in the works. I'm really excited about this new adventure and hope I can make a go of it.

This cute little bird I painted matches great with the "I will be grateful for the day." sign. I sold a few of these on Etsy and this is one of my last ones. 
As you can see by the tag, the store is named, repurpose. I will try and get some pictures of the store to show you later. Heather, the owner, really has a knack for putting things together and she is always changing things around as new inventory comes in the store. So, if you are ever in Carthage, MO, come check out this fun store for unique, one of a kind items.

By the way, all of my signs are available for sale. If you are interested or would like a custom order done, please leave me a comment and I will get back with you.

So until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane


  1. I am always humbled, as you are, that someone would actually want what I make. Isn't is amazing? The signs look great and I know you will do well with them. The important thing is to have a place to sell your creativity. Blessings to you and yours.

  2. Congratulations!!! How awesome that you found a place to sell your creations! I still need to find one myself. I hope it goes well!