Saturday, February 21, 2009

Greetings from Millersburg, PA. Please be patient while Patti and I get our act together and get things organized here. In the near future, we will be telling you more about us so you can get to know us a little better. In the meantime, here's a glimpse into our past that will help explain why we have a Craft Shop and what influenced the style and mood of our Craft Shop.

Patti and I have been involved in Crafts in one way or another for most of our 30 years of married life. We started out like many others - on the other side of the checkout counter as customers. In 1994, soon after we moved to the Austin, TX area, Patti took a painting class at a local Michaels Craft Store. That was really the turning point into what has evolved into a true passion for CRAFTING - not just Crafts. I built a small 'splinter shack' to start cutting out the patterns we would soon turn into finished products. We found a Crafters Mall where we were able to test the waters to see if folks were interested in our creations. Boy were they!

While we lived in the Austin area, we took numerous day trips and long weekends - and craft shops were always sought out and visited. We'd always enjoyed visting craft shops - we lived in upstate New York for many years and discovered a number of craft shops in the New England states that impressed us. But now we were seeing them in a different way and apparently both of us were taking mental notes. More and more Patti and I would compare notes about what we liked and what we didn't like.

We'll continue this in future posings, but for now - does anyone out there live in the Austin TX area? Has anyone ever been to Fredericksburg Texas? That little town in the Texas Hill Country played a part in our Craft Shop experience that we share with you when you visit Brickhouse Craft Shop.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Congrats on everything you are doing including the new blog. I will check in from time to time to check on you. Looking forward to more posts.