Tuesday, August 11, 2015

My New Shop with a Goofy Name

I don't know if I ever told you before, but I have tried since 2009 to open an Etsy Shop.  My husband is always wanting me to sell what I make so he can deduct something or other.  I never really wanted to sell anything I make, but it happens that I have a quilt I want to sell at the moment.

My problem with Etsy was that I could not seem to find an appropriate NAME for my shop.

My company name actually is "Joyful Expressions", but Etsy says someone is already using that.  They must have stolen it from me because I've been using it for ages, however, not on Etsy.

What does "Etsy" mean anyway?  Is it related to "itsy" or "bitsy" or what?  Maybe it is foreign.


As of about an hour ago, I am NOW an official shop owner on Etsy.  My name is crazy because Etsy decided to just make my user name my shop name.  So my shop name is "FrammaJoy".  Certainly not by choice.  I guess nobody felt like using that name, so Etsy decided I could.

My granddaughter, Lindy, used to call me "Framma" because she couldn't say "Grandma" right.  The cat quilt was actually supposed to be hers when she was younger.  She grew up SO FAST!  And, no, she doesn't want it now.


I'm selling the Krazy Kats quilt I finished several months ago.  It is really cute, but I don't need it.  I don't have any little ones around these days to give it to.  If time is worth anything, it cost me more than what I am asking, but I'll be surprised if I can get that for it.  At least, I can tell Jerry that I have a quilt for sale.  He will be ECSTATIC!

I think I will make some earrings to sell also, but I can't imagine why someone would want to buy jewelry that they could make themselves.  I guess a lot of people don't know they could do that.  I'm going to start with Christmas earrings as I think the ones available in the stores are usually cheap and not very nice.  And since the God-hating side of humanity seems to think Christmas is not politically correct anymore, we may not find Christmas earrings at all in the future.  I may put some in our medical equipment store to sell at Christmas time.

I can just hear the grannys driving by with their husband saying, "Honey, I bet that medical equipment store sells Christmas earrings.  Could we please stop and look?"

I also can't imagine that I could start to make enough profit to pay for my jewelry habit, but maybe Jerry will be able to deduct something.  I think the CPA told me years ago -- back when I started quilting under the name Joyful Expressions -- that I had three years to make a profit, or the business was considered a flop.

You would think the government would love it even more with its own history of insane investments and giveaways.

And for the lady who asked about my quilt called" Strawberry Sundae".  It is from the following book and is on the cover.  That one is called "Butterscotch Sundae".
 Here is mine.  I have always loved it.
I'm sure there is something I need to be doing at 1:30 in the afternoon.  My daughter and her husband are supposed to visit tomorrow.  I probably need to go to the grocery store as I am still drinking shakes twice a day.

Be back soon.

Hugs, Joy


  1. Joy, many thanks for letting me know about the pink and white quilt. I have just ordered the book from Amazon and look forward to making the quilt.

    1. Louisa,
      What FLAVOR will yours be???
      Hugs, Joy

  2. Hey, it's not so goofy. I think it's even catchy and neat. And for as long as you can get your quality quilts out there, the product will speak for itself and give it a character and identity, and turn your brand name into one that is worth having. Cheers!

    Russell Beck @ 5 Star Brand

  3. That book is a great idea fora present for my sister. She loves things like this, but I have no idea what would be a good present to give. The quilts look great, and think that book will make a great little gift for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your work!

    Sherita @ Astute Promotions


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