Appalachia Art Craft Etsy

Blind Pig & The Acorn Etsy Shop Update

Folkart blind pig and the acorn etsy shop

I finally managed to get a few of my folkart pieces in the Blind Pig & the Acorn Etsy shop you can see them here: Folkart. I love the little saying in this one: If the Daisies Only Told. Sort of like wondering what the trees would tell you if they could talk.

Sheep artwork from appalachia


Two of the pieces are made with hat pins (the lamb and the owl).

We went to a yardsale in Black Mountain NC a few years ago-it was a good one. When I go yardsaleing I stop at a few and think I’m probably wasting my time today…then at the very next one I hit the jackpot!

The jackpot at that yardsale was a retired trucker who was selling all his hat pins. He said he’d collected them for years. He had multiples of most pins, which was a good thing since the girls and I were ready to fight over our favorites.

Grannys crocheted items in the blind pig and the


Granny’s been busy too. I added several new items in Granny’s Crochet section. See the circular crocheted item? It’s a treasure necklace. I just love them. Granny used to make them for the girls. They would wear the when they played outside and stuff all sorts of things down inside the small pocket. I suppose you could stuff grown up things like money in the pocket too-but the necklace always makes me think of kids.

Katies etsy 079


And I added these beauties in Chitter’s Jewelry Section. She’s still cranking out the jewelry and her own Etsy shop: Stamey Creek Creations is doing very well.

Creating something gives me a very satisfying feeling, and when I can create with things I found or purchased for nearly nothing it makes me feel even better!



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  • Reply
    Ginny Peterson
    March 12, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Love the music thanks you for sharing with us.

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    March 11, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    wonderful artwork tipper
    hope all is well in your corner of the world,
    I think spring is finally here.
    saw a lovely robin today
    big hugs lynn

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    Ruth Binder
    March 11, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Good job getting the music player working! Thanks for all the time you put into this blog, Tipper!
    Ruth, in Ohio

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    March 11, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    B-yes we have some doggies and kitties! I’ll have to try to make one with those : ) Glad you enjoyed the music!!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    Darlene LaRoche
    March 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Music player working great …I have missed the music. Really enjoy #22 and #32. Thanks for sharing the music again. Have a great day!!

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    March 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the music player works fine-n-dandy! Thanks, tipper..

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    Eleanor L.
    March 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Enjoying the music again, Tipper. You all should make a recording somehow. Thanks.
    Eleanor L. in Ohio

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    March 11, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    The Music Player works fine! I knew
    you’d get it fixed. Love the way
    the Pressley Girls do #18 (Way back
    in the Hills), one of my favorites.
    Thanks for delivering the songs,
    and The Etsy Shop is great too.

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    Granny Sue
    March 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    You’ve been some busy people! Love the earrings, the treasure necklace and that bright aqua bag. I had to click on the player to get it going but it sounds just fine. I prefer the option to click it, actually–sometimes Larry is sleeping and I don’t want sound to wake him.

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    March 11, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Hi Tipper,The music is great along with all 3 of you Girls art work.God Bless.

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    Ken Ryan
    March 11, 2015 at 11:44 am

    The only way I find to get to the music is to go to your Youtube channel. Am I missing something?

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    Phyllis S
    March 11, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Oh, Happy Day….there’s music and I am really enjoying it again. Thank you for all the effort in getting it back for us. Love to you…

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    Gina S
    March 11, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Listening to an old favorite ‘Crazy Arms.’ Love this version. After being offline for months, I’m thrilled to return to find the music and all things Blind Pig. Chitter did a fine job on the earrings. Love the treasure necklace, too.

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    mary Lou McKillip
    March 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Tipper, what treasures you do find.
    We love hearing about your finds. keep up your grand shares with us.

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    March 11, 2015 at 10:10 am

    It’s raining here in FL and such a good day for listening to the return of the music player. I purchased the agua purse design in gray last month. I just love it. Grab it while you can. Granny does such a great job! Hey, those earing look a bit tempting.
    (the music player didn’t seem to interfere with my computer -goody!)

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    March 11, 2015 at 9:52 am

    The music sounded great this AM. I didn’t have time to listen to more than three songs. I’m working on a pastor’s office this week. He had walls and a desk. I’m sheet rocking the ceiling, installing lights and a door.

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    March 11, 2015 at 9:25 am

    The only thing the music interfered with was my delay in getting up from here and getting things done around the house.

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    Kerry in GA
    March 11, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Works for me. 🙂

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    March 11, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Love the earrings and the art pieces!! Very beautiful! You are all so creative! 🙂

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    Miss Cindy
    March 11, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Tipper, I can’t find the music player!
    The art is all beautiful. You are talented like your mom and the girls are talented like you.
    I love the treasures at yard sales too. If you pay attention there is much to be found there. I remember when you found the pins. The man had hundreds and he was so pleased to find someone who appreciated them.
    I have always loved your angels. I remember that the first angels you painted all wore combat boots. You were going through a particularly difficult time then. I looked on those angles in combat boots as your own personal army of divine protectors! They took very good care of you.

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    March 11, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I’m on an iPad, so no music that I can find!

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    Barb Wright
    March 11, 2015 at 7:21 am

    The player is working fine..even when I jumped over to the etsy shop! i love the little doll,she reminds me of one I had when I was little.

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    Jim Casada
    March 11, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Tipper–Hallelujah! It’s working.
    Jim Casada

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    b. Ruth
    March 11, 2015 at 6:52 am

    The music player is working fine and dandy here! My favorite songs were still on the list…all 127!
    How many songs will the music player hold? I am still waiting on “Whispering Hope” and “It Is No Secret”….just sayin’…
    Mary had a little lamb after all!
    Do you have any kittens, cats or doggies?
    The swimsuit, hat and basket give the little doll a vintage look. In fact the doll looks like one I had when I was a girl. It was made by Sun Rubber. It took pretend milk, thru a small hole in its pursed lips…and yes, it wet too. I loved that doll to pieces. It was one of the first dolls that one could completely immerse in water for it’s bath.
    I still have the tiny glass bottle that came with it!
    Thanks Tipper,

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