If you have been following my blog and shop for a while, you know that I am a Marine Corps wife, and about a year ago when I started this blog, one of the first projects I did was a fun wreath using my husbands cammies. (If you are just learning of my blog you can catch that post here: Cammie Wreath...USMC Style!) Since then I began selling them in my shop and on the base that we currently live on. It's been one of my most profitable, most purchased items, but if you have been following my blog in the last few weeks you know that I had a bit of a stealing issue with my wreaths and a past customer. (If you need to catch up on that too, lol, you can find it here: A form of stealing??) When I started my shop I really didn't think that this was the item that would be my shops identity. About 6 years ago I began making frames, and actually back then had a small Etsy shop under the name of "Frame by Frame". At that time I didn't realize the hard work it took to get a small shop like that off the ground and didn't really sell many frames other then to my family and friends. I shut down my Etsy shop and just created for my friends and family when they needed frames for special occasions.
Fast forward 5 years and I found myself in Hawaii, with a lot of time on my hands on weekends and after work, as my husband was gone quite often for training as they were getting ready to go on deployment to Afghanistan. I always loved to craft and my new house was being to look a little to much like an episode of Hoarders, only the DIY/Craft version! So, I decided to start this blog as a way to justify my creations lol, and a short time later reopened my shop. This time, I began selling anything I made, but later narrowed it down to just frames, countdown blocks and then military inspired wreaths.
As you know from earlier, my wreaths really took off.
But it wasn't my true passion.
Don't get me wrong I like making the wreaths but I miss the creativity that I had making frames.
So, while taking some time off from making creations for my shop while I had surgery, and then making a frame for a family member, I did some thinking.
I have decided to refocus my shop to my frames again and do it the right way. I will still offer my wreaths on request but I am going back to doing what I enjoy and what makes me happy.
I love my frames!
I think they are super cute! You don't see them all over the market..yet, and I believe in them!
If you think they are cute too you can check all of them out in my shop here:
You can check them out in the:
March 20th-June 20th!
As I am trying to fill my shop up with frame ideas for the gift guide later this month, I am running a poll on my Facebook on what type of frames I should include!
I would love for my followers to come by and help me choose!
If you not a follower of my fan page I would love for you to come by and like me too!