Appalachia Art Craft Etsy

Etsy Update

Crocheted purse by granny wilson

Granny’s been on a purse making kick since Christmas. We’re all walking around with one on our shoulder…well all except the men folk. I just added one to the Blind Pig & the Acorn Etsy shop.

For all of you who’ve asked about Chitter’s heart shaped earrings-she’s working on making some more to put in the shop. Until then-check out what she has available in her shop right now.


Anytime I visit a searchable site like Etsy I always search for one of my favorite words: Appalachia. You never know what’ll come up in the search results but sometimes things catch my eye like these-just click on the link to go see:



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    February 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I appreciate your having posted the correct pronunciation of “Appalachia”. I was reared in Weaverville, and it irritates me to here the “educated ones” on TV pronouncing it “App-a-lashia”, but then what can you expect from the “educated ones”?

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    b. Ruth
    February 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    My goodness, I can’t believe you all didn’t get any of the ice/snow!
    When daylight came, our place looked like living in a crystal woodland…Everything is so ‘sparkly’! No snow on top of the ice here!
    The birds lite on limbs of my Quanzan cherry tree close to the feeders. They do a “slippery slide” down the twigs, forcing them to spread their wings to catch themselves…hummm, that last sentence reminds me of something I don’na know what!
    The better half cleaned the car and truck windshields, mirrors etc. After walking down the driveway to retrieve the newspaper (none) and must have been yesterdays mail, he said we may not get off this hill until Saturday. Our drive and side county road was a solid sheet of ice. Only the gravel on the driveway poking thru gave him a bit of traction!
    You all may get snow tomorrow! We are hovering at 21 degrees with a high of 31 degrees…then we are supposed to have a drastic dip in temperature…Stay warm…
    Thanks Tipper….
    PS…I’m thinking my granddaughter would love a teal and white purse for Spring!

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    February 17, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Utah is having the warmest Winter in their recorded history. There’s snow on the mountains but none here in the valley. It looks like we left the East at just the right time. Maybe this cold weather will be over by late April/early May when we get back.

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    Ed Ammons
    February 17, 2015 at 10:39 am

    We didn’t get above freezing here yesterday (25°) so when the storm got here it started as snow showers. It turned to sleet at about 5:00 and sleeted until about 1:00 this morning. The prediction was for freezing rain and ice but lucky for us the rain froze before it hit the surfaces. There is nothing stuck to the power lines and trees. Last night when it was 21° here, I checked the temperature at Bryson City with 35° and Murphy with 37°. We have enough sleet to sled on right now and the temperature is back up to 26° already and the sun is bright. The sky is a beautiful Carolina blue.
    Schools are closed here today and there is a chance of snow again tonight and again Wednesday night. It’s winter here again.

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    February 17, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Looking out the window all I see is an ocean of white. I tried to get out and stay ahead of it yesterday by keeping a path shoveled between the house and woodpile, cleaning off the car, and clearing a few feet of driveway. This morning realized was all for naught. It is all covered over again!
    I am blessed as electric still on so don’t need the wood, and I sure don’t need to go anywhere. Nice thing about an Appalachian raising-teaches you to plan ahead. My much younger neighbor prefers to let her drive just melt off. She is probably the wiser one.
    I guess I will explore Etsy today. Your entire family is so very talented.
    What perfect day for soup beans, and might just dig into that stash of canned goods. Stay safe!

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    February 17, 2015 at 9:57 am

    It is App uh latch uh and I hope it will always be. It is also Care a be an. The media and has caused numerous mispronunciations to be accepteed as correct. Much to my dismay,Northern transplants have also caused a lot of butchering of local names. We know how to pronounce it, we were born here.

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    February 17, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Dolores-I never saw one flake of snow! Although I wish I had gotten my snow-I am thankful we didnt get any ice here. And I’m very sorry for the folks who got ice and for the folks who have had too much snow!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    February 17, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I just love that purse. She is so talented. Oh, where is your much desired snow. I hear you got some; at least not as much as Boston. I’m going shopping in Etsy shopping.

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    February 17, 2015 at 9:17 am

    That’s a nice looking handbag
    Granny has made.
    Our power went out at the house
    last night and me and Whisky came
    back and stayed here at the shop
    last night. I had 1/4″ of ice up
    at the house. Boy if all that rain
    was snow, we’d have a gooden…Ken

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    Kerry in GA
    February 17, 2015 at 7:54 am

    How cute. 🙂 I remember when Momma used to make Popcorn stitch pocket books.

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    Miss Cindy
    February 17, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Cool, you found yourself twice. That means your doing something right. I saw a girl yesterday with a crocheted headband just yesterday. One like Chitter’s except it had a crocheted flower on it. It was cute as it could be.
    I liked the Appalachia magnets too.
    Tip, your store sure contains a lot of diverse items!

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    b. Ruth
    February 17, 2015 at 6:04 am

    I love the purse! Is it Tunisian crochet? I am having a hard time seeing this morning.
    Granny did a great job on the purse…I would like a pink or lime green one for Spring…will let you know about the color soon!
    Gray seems to be the “in” color this week for some reason?
    Every time I turn on the TV, there is a ‘trailer’ about a grey this and gray that!
    Notice how I spelled grey, gray either is acceptable, I reckon!…I only have two shades of grey in my watercolor box/tubes…Mostly, I mix my greys…from black, white and blues…for fun I add in another color…I wouldn’t know what to do with 50 shades of grey or gray!
    Tennessee was declared in a state of emergency last night. Our power was off for about 6 hours. Everything here is iced up…I had already made slaw and we decided to boil some beef wieners. The chipotle chicken chili was heating in the oven when the power blinked a few times and off it went.
    Hope everyone is warm and not icy. I would rather have a foot of snow anytime than an ice storm.
    I finished another of Ron Rich’s books during the power outage. I had charged up my Kindle just in case…LOL
    Have a great day…Tipper!
    PS…I’m up early waiting on daylight to see if we got any snow over all this ice!

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