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Blind Pig & the Acorn News

Blind Pig and the Acorn Etsy Shop

I have some exciting news to share with you today. I have reopened the Blind Pig & the Acorn Etsy shop! I used the Etsy Shop when I first started the Blind Pig & the Acorn but somewhere along the way I stopped keeping it stocked.

A few reasons I opened the store again:

  • Chatter and Chitter are creators on steroids! They have learned to crochet and are whipping up scarves like you’ve never seen. They’re getting better with each one they make.
  • Chitter has been making earrings and necklaces for almost a year and I think they’re absolutely Etsy worthy.
  • Granny continues to produce more crocheted items than any of us can use.
  • I figured out how to sell the downloads of our songs! For several years people have been begging us to just sell what we have instead of waiting on the cd we never seem to have time to make. So now we are!
  • Chatter and Chitter are in college. In college. 2 at the same time. I’m sure if you paid for college for yourself, for your child, or for multiple children at the same time-you know how hard it is on your pocket book.
  • When I first started this blog I wanted to profile artists/crafts-people from the area and help promote their offerings. I was so busy building my readership that I never got around to profiling hardly anyone-but it’s never to late to start right? I believe re-opening the Etsy shop will keep me focused on that goal.

You now have the opportunity to shop in the store-purchasing items made by Granny, Chatter, Chitter, and me along with music made by us all. The shop is convientely divided into Music, Crochet, and Jewelry.

You’ll also have the opportunity to read about things we’re making or things other folks are making in a new series called Art Craft Etsy.

I hope you’ll help me spread the word about the store-tell your friends and family-and if you have an online presence like a blog or facebook page-give the Blind Pig & the Acorn Etsy Store a shout out on it.

Want to check out the store? Go here. You can also click on the link in the right sidebar or any of the photos in the Etsy widget.

Rainbow gloves 2


In honor of the Blind Pig & The Acorn Etsy Store opening I’m giving away a pair of Granny’s rainbow colored fingerless crotchet gloves. The girls love these gloves-because they keep their hands warm while still allowing them to use their smartphones. To be entered in the giveaway-all you have to do is visit my new store, then come back here and leave a comment telling me what item you liked best. *Giveaway ends Wednesday November 26, 2014.



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  • Reply
    November 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    How wonderful to have this little store! Put me in for the drawing and I will check the store again after Thanksgiving. Have a happy holiday to all your sweet family who lovingly shares your lives, songs, recipes and smiles with all of us.

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    November 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Great stuff! The red earrings are my favorite, but the fingerless gloves are the BEST! Great job, ladies

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    Ken Roper
    November 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I forgot it yesterday in my comment but congradulations Gayle Larson on winning the Blind Pig CD. You’ll
    enjoy it!
    I know the ETSY Store will be a big benefit to everyone. Deer Season opened today and we just might get some Snow tonite…Ken
    PS: Our local radio station
    played Pap and his brother today,
    such wonderful harmony.

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    Ed Ammons
    November 24, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Is “you ought to be here with me” going to be available to download or on cd soon? I was really impressed with Chitters vocals and Chatter and Paul’s accompaniment. Even the video itself seems higher quality. Put it on itsy along with the video and I will buy it.
    PS: The links in the item details on etsy appear only as text strings. Is that normal?

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    Klebert Trebelk
    November 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I noticed a shiny silver ring on the finger of one of your lovely etsy hand models. Is that part of the package?

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    b. Ruth
    November 24, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Hey Tipper,
    I am sorry I might have spoiled your surprise….I am reposting my late comment from yesterday afternoon…I think the time is right for you to jump on the Etsy bandwagon again! Good Luck to you and the girls…You really should do some ATC cards, at least of your angels….
    Well now, aren’t you an “ETSY” bitsy “SNEAKY” gal! Keeping that secret from all of us until this afternoon!
    I think you are doing a great thing! Putting all those talents to good use and sharing all of it with the rest of the world!
    Good Luck to you all! Those pictures are just beautiful of the girls and Pap and Paul!
    I just happen to love “Etsy” and look on it regularly!
    My favorite saying about ART…
    >> AND…just where are your FOLK ART “ANGEL OF BRASSTOWN” BY TIPPER paintings?
    Thanks Tipper, PS my music player is working!

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    Patti Tappel
    November 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I pulled out my Wilson Christmas CD last week and every time I’m in the car it is playing!!
    I checked out your Etsy store and there are some darling things, you all are so talented!
    Happy thanksgiving.

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    C. Ron Perry, Sr.
    November 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I think what you are doing is great and a wonderful way to raise money for the girls college. I like the music site best. I am sure that you will do a good business. You are going to have to make the girls sing and record every time they get home from college on a break. Please share with your readers where they will be going and what their majors will be.

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    Carol Stuart
    November 24, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Love your shop! I will go back after Thanksgiving to order some things for Christmas presents. Would love to know the lengths of the earrings. Especially interested in the fingerless gloves – will there be more colors offered? Love the red earrings too.

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    Sheryl Paul
    November 24, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Awesome, I will share your facebook post!

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    Gayle Larson
    November 24, 2014 at 9:08 am

    So much talent in one family. I know how proud you are.
    Love the idea of the Etsy Store.
    Love the music player also.
    Can’t wait to receive the CD I won.
    First thing I ever won.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 24, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Way to go Tipper! You are the busiest one woman I know. I don’t know how you do everything that you do. I’m excited about your new adventure/readventure.
    Glad also to see the girls involved.
    Onward and upward!!

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    November 24, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Ken-yes I will try to list the others. I wanted to give it a few weeks first to make sure the new player was compatible before I did all the work LOL : )
    Have a great day!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    Barb Wright
    November 24, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I love all of the crocheted’s hard to choose!! The earrings are pretty,too!! I guess I’d say the autumn colored hat/scarf combo is the one for I said it’s hard to choose just one! Good luck with the store!

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    Ken Ryan
    November 24, 2014 at 8:40 am

    The player works great. Will you be listing all the songs on it that were listed on the other one? I found only a few listed right now. I like it. I’m glad you are opening the store. It should be interesting.

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    Steve in Tn
    November 24, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I hope you can get the rest of the playlist on etsy. There a lot of songs I want to learn and repetitive listening is a good way to learn

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    November 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Great news! I added you to my favorite shop list 🙂
    (I’m piperskeeper on etsy)

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    Jim Casada
    November 24, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Tipper–First all, good luck with your essay into entrepreneurship (and kudos to the girls for doing some creative crafting to help underwrite the burdensome expenses of college).
    Second–Hallelujah! The music player you have today is working.
    Jim Casada

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    Jackie Jentzsch
    November 24, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Way to go, Tipper. I don’t know how you find the time to do all that you do. Remember you have a lot of your art work here in my “office”, you can add it to your site, too. Happy Thanksgiving. I’m going to check out Granny’s pumpkin pie today.

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    November 24, 2014 at 7:52 am

    As an old retired woman, I would love nothing more than to win a pair of those very colorful gloves. They are gorgeous! Good luck with the store! I am off to the Etsy Store, so Happy Monday to all!

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    Richard Beauchamp
    November 24, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Those finger-less gloves should really be a hit with the cell phone generation. I have a Grand Daughter who is 17 and I know she would love them. Please enter me in the Give away.

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    November 24, 2014 at 7:32 am

    My wife crochets and I don’t wear jewelry, but I enjoy all of the music. Much of it brings back memories and a few are new to me.
    I think my wife would enjoy the gloves and would be making them herself within the hour after seeing a pair.

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    Judy Mincey
    November 24, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I just opened an etsy account using your page and asked a question. Please put me in the drawing.

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