About Not Just Frames
John and I started refurbishing furniture a few years ago, it was a hobby that we enjoyed doing as a couple. We worked different shifts and I was looking for something to do to help with being separated. I enjoyed the refurbishing stage and found it touched my creative nerve. We began to collaborate on projects and in 2017, John bought me a Cricut – a die-cutting machine, which allows designs to be cut out of different kinds of material. I fell in love with all the new designs I could create.
In 2018, we moved from Illinois to Pennsylvania and are now on somewhat of the same schedule which allows us time to be together. I thought I would pick up where I left off in crafting, but the market was saturated, and the East Coast market/style is different than the Midwest. I began concentrating on t-shirts, smaller crafts and signs. I had a problem of not having sign blanks. I found a Face Book page which sold sign blanks and decided to order some to see how they would work and what I could do with them. I was lucky to get some, the site had quite a few members and crafters bought up the available inventory.
Once I got the sign blanks, I liked how easy it was to complete a finished product. I showed John, who is an awesome builder, and he said “I can build that.” That was all I needed to hear, and we were off to the races! We make a great team and decided to take it a step further and offer our frame blanks for sale to other crafters. We started making frames this year and selling them in June.
We are thrilled they have sold so well! We have since expanded our workspace into a shed, and the garage where we started is now the paint area. We love that we can offer quality handmade items “from our hands to your home,” and are excited to see where this hobby of ours might take us! If you need a special size, design, color, personalization or something custom made, please contact us.
Happy Holidays from our workshop to yours!