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 as you can image we wanted to be able to have something we would enjoy doing together. I enjoyed the refurbishing stage and found it touched my creative nerve. We began to collaborate on projects and in 2017, John bought me my 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. Not letting that defeat me, I began concentrating on t-shirts, smaller hand crafts and wooden signs. I really struggled trying to find sign blanks that were not only affordable but good quality. I had found an online group that sold blanks but they had very limited options and quantity, so it was almost a race to get what I needed.
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 by the way) 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 saw the need and felt compelled to fill it!
We love that we can offer quality handmade items “from our hands to your home,” and are excited to take this journey with YOU! If you need a special size, design, color, personalization or something custom made, please contact us. We are always happy to assist!
Handmade with love from our workshop to yours!
Mary & John
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