Amanda Ellis' Profile

About

When I was a kid, I wanted a dog. My mom wouldn't let me have one. I said I'd take care of it and pay for everything. She mentioned that I didn't (and couldn't yet) get a job. My dad was always into woodworking, so he taught me how to use the scroll saw. I started by making little animal magnets and selling them at craft fairs. I saved some money and my mom let me get the dog. I paid for my beloved dog on craft fair (and birthday) money alone until I was old enough to get a "real" job.

I use reclaimed or scrap wood almost exclusively (the wheels on the toys and dowels are the only new wood I use). All of it is high quality solid wood. I use non toxic paints and for my outdoor signs I seal them with a high quality exterior non toxic varnish. My packaging is as low impact and low waste as it can be while safely being shipped. Much of it is clean reused envelopes, or the paper that…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 13
  • Joined March 6, 2011

Favorite materials

wood, acrylic paint

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GreenChickens
Custom Farm & Coop Signs, Pregnancy Signs...

About

When I was a kid, I wanted a dog. My mom wouldn't let me have one. I said I'd take care of it and pay for everything. She mentioned that I didn't (and couldn't yet) get a job. My dad was always into woodworking, so he taught me how to use the scroll saw. I started by making little animal magnets and selling them at craft fairs. I saved some money and my mom let me get the dog. I paid for my beloved dog on craft fair (and birthday) money alone until I was old enough to get a "real" job.

I use reclaimed or scrap wood almost exclusively (the wheels on the toys and dowels are the only new wood I use). All of it is high quality solid wood. I use non toxic paints and for my outdoor signs I seal them with a high quality exterior non toxic varnish. My packaging is as low impact and low waste as it can be while safely being shipped. Much of it is clean reused envelopes, or the paper that paper bags are wrapped in when shipped (this is excellent thick paper that would otherwise end up in the dumpster).

I'd like to thank kevinandamanda.com for creating some of the beautiful fonts used in my shop.

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