Friday, January 20, 2012

Feature Friday - Bless Your Heart Country Crafts

Today's featured artist is Chrissy of Bless Your Heart Country Crafts. Growing up Chrissy heard her Grandmother, Vada, saying "Bless Your Heart". She also lived in Alabama as a child and heard this often as well. This is what inspired the name of her Etsy shop.

Chrissy has been selling her items on Etsy for a little over a year now. She sells primitive patterns and handmade originals. Chrissy has many interests so you never know what you'll find for sale in her shop.

Chrissy's mom and aunt were her inspiration to create. She taught herself to crochet at the age of 9 making ornaments and selling them to her teachers and at craft shows. As a child, she would even sit under her Mom's booth at craft shows in Alabama. Now they inspire each other with fabric finds and notions for new ideas.

At home, in school and riding in the car, Chrissy would doodle. As she got older she began to turn her drawings into dolls, fabric, quilts and other whimsical items. If you ask her what her artistic style is, she would tell you "I am truly whimsical at heart...with a primitive twist!"

Even though Chrissy is an artist at heart, she has a complete and total love for her family first and foremost. She fits her crafting and creating into her family's schedule and tends to work late at night or early in the morning.

Chrissy has some great words of advice for someone who is just starting out. "Think outside of the box to create your own unique style. Find the craft you love and go with it. Be persistent and give yourself time to grow." Great advice Chrissy - Thank you!!!

To visit Chrissy at her Bless Your Heart Country Crafts Etsy shop, click on any of the photos above or the banner below. She would love to have you stop by for a visit.

You can also find Chrissy on her Bless Your Heart Country Crafts website as well as her Bless Your Heart Country Crafts blog.

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