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Featured Seller: Timber Green Woods

Nov 21, 2011

by TimberGreenWoods

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
We are Matt and Amie. A few miles from the little town of Spring Green, WI, lies Timbergreen Farm. Timbergreen is a sustainable tree farm where we harvest dead and dying trees. Our wood then goes into one of our three solar-cycle lumber kilns, and using the heat collected from the sun, we dry all of our wood. Once our wood is dry it is turned into a wide variety of products in our converted dairy barn/wood shop.

At home we have three very cool kids, Emily, Kaye, and Elijah. When they’re not doing their homework, they’re often helping us sand, sort snowflakes, or run errands. Finally, after all the holiday hustle, shipping and sanding we make our yearly escape. We close our doors, put our Etsy shop on vacation, and run off to Sanibel Island, Florida, where the weather is warm and the water is fine!

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Matt: I make homemade pizza; grill with wood scraps; play the piano; grow orchids and keep a garden; take things apart and try to figure out how they work, and sometimes put things back together. I also like to go camping and help the kids with lots of homework.

Amie: I am a book junkie, reader and collector! Recently, cookbooks have been tripping my trigger. In the mornings, I can’t help but watch the large squirrel colony in the yard frantically scurrying about. Matt also says that with little warning I go into “art history docent” mode and bore all those around me, including the squirrels.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
Matt: The title of my memoir would be Dust. Everyday I find myself covered in dust from head to toe. Working with wood, I often feel I am more of a sawdust manufacturer than a woodworker!

Amie: Complementary Colors. I love colors and how they work together to create a richer art piece. I think that life is like that too — we live and find other people who can complement our personalities and create a richer life.  My memoir would be about the wonderful people I have met, the experiences I have had, and the ways art has tied itself to all the workings of my life.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Matt: My inspiration comes from math, geometry and their ties with the natural world. I’m endlessly fascinated by the Fibonacci sequence and the Phi ratio. I incorporate these heavily into my work, and it is always exciting to find other artists who are keenly aware of the existence and essential importance of the concept that natural beauty has significant mathematical foundations in Phi.

Amie: With inspiration, I often think of Frank Lloyd Wright claiming complete originality. He sourced his ideas only from the land surrounding the project. I find inspiration in the colors cast by an autumn sunrise or the markings of a metallic beetle. I’m inspired by the waves in the river current, smooth textures of a city skyscraper, a fantastic font, beat repetition in a song or an interesting alliteration. To find your own voice as an artist, I feel you must appreciate everything, but love only a few.

What does handmade mean to you?
Matt: Handmade means you touched it, you changed it, you held it, you moved it, you hauled it, you molded it, you melded it, and you made it your own. When finished, you have something that is new and unique by your own hands. Handmade means that when it doesn’t turn out the way you hoped, you can’t blame a machine and you can’t cite computer glitches or malfunctions. Handmade successes also come with immense pride and joy and are personal triumphs you can’t wait to share with the world. In the end, handmade is always heartmade.

Amie: When I think of handmade, I think that the person that conceived of the piece actually touched/altered the material with their hands. Art museums drive me crazy because I walk in and must put my hands instantly in my pockets. I want touch all these wonderful works and trace the lines on the canvas, feel the texture of the sculpted hair of Greek statues in hopes that I can feel a greater connection to the piece.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
Matt: Without a doubt, my partner Amie is definitely the most influential on my craft. We work together very closely, and everything I make is almost like a gift to her. It’s fun, and even though we sometimes barely see each other in a day, she always knows I’m thinking of her.

Amie: Matt. He pushes me to be better, do better and believes in me, us, our art, and our business when I am sometimes uncertain. His faith in what we are doing is unshakable, and he never lets me fall behind him. Together we are able to bring our different skills to the drawing table and use our combined abilities to create something greater and more unique with our talents combined.

How would you describe your creative process?
Matt: My creative process involves pushing everything to the absolute extreme limit, then pushing just a little more until it breaks. I repeat this destructive process several times until I have a really good sense of exactly where the edge of possibility lies — and then I stand on that edge and teeter in the wind.

Amie: I don’t know how to distinguish my creative process from just living my life. I don’t sit down and say, “Okay, now I must create!” I’m always thinking things over while doing dishes or tying bows on snowflake boxes.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Matt: If I could peek inside the studio of any artist, it would be Malcolm Davis. Davis is a ceramic artist who creates great forms with astoundingly dynamic Shino glaze finishes. I’ve always envied his beautiful works and wish I could attend one of his yearly workshops in Tuscany.

Amie: Leonardo da Vinci because he understood that science and math are intrinsically essential to beauty and art. Louis Sullivan because he dared to do what others only dreamt possible. Henri Matisse because the colors in his works are intoxicating. Chuck Close and Georgia O’Keeffe because they force you to look closer and make sure you don’t miss the little things in life.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Amie: I love the set of ceramic mugs that I bought from Matt when we first met. I love the way the mugs feel and how I can hold something that he created with his hands. I still like putting my thumb in where his thumb print is at the base of the handle. We cherish these together — I bought a set of four while Matt kept the fifth. When we finally united our lives under one roof, the set of four again became five and now they symbolize our meeting, courtship, and union.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
Matt: If I feel like I’m stuck in a creative rut, I switch gears and put on another hat for a while. There is always something else to do! Of course, if all else fails, there is always cleaning….

Amie: Because I enjoy working with so many different materials, if one is just not working out for me, I jump to a different medium. If I am still feeling really stuck, I find paging through an art history book can get me back on track.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Matt: I would love to be managing our business remotely from Sanibel Island in Florida. I would happily spend my days combing the beach looking for a Junonia shell (if you find one they’ll put you in the local paper!) while Amie soaks up the tropical heat and reads books at the beach.

Amie: In ten years the nest should be empty, and I see myself anywhere with Matt, my Kindle, and a sketchbook and collection of drawing pencils. A beach and a cocktail would be great too!

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306 comments

  • SamOssie

    SamOssie said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous items and a fab interview! i love the part about the tactile quality of handmade items, tracing the lines and getting a true understanding of the work and the artist behind each piece. I think this is especially true of wooden items that seem to have a life of their own. Lovely :)

  • PinesVintageClothing

    PinesVintageClothing said 7 years ago

    Inspiring story and beautiful work! Love the ornaments

  • PinesVintageClothing

    PinesVintageClothing said 7 years ago

    ...and the games!

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather said 7 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL woodwork! OH, I'll bet your workshop smells like heaven. Wonderful interview and shop! Congrats on the feature...off to browse your shop!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 7 years ago

    One of my favorites shop!! Amazing!!!

  • spontaneousreality

    spontaneousreality said 7 years ago

    inspiration from mathematical sequences transferred to wood, awesome!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 7 years ago

    I love how intricate and beautiful your woodwork is. You have such clever designs. Congratulations and good luck in the future!!!!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 7 years ago

    Beautiful interview and shop! I love finding people who love the intrinsic beauty of wood, because it's how I feel about it too. Thanks for sharing and your five mugs made me smile. Love the fact that your family is now five strong too.

  • volkerwandering

    volkerwandering said 7 years ago

    What amazing talent you guys have! Keep up the great work, very inspiring!

  • JewelryByJLy

    JewelryByJLy said 7 years ago

    Such amazing work! I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for sharing your story & Congrats on the feature!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 7 years ago

    Unbelievable work. Congrats on the feature!

  • TheBakersDaughter

    TheBakersDaughter said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful work and philosophy - congratulations!!!

  • violintide

    violintide said 7 years ago

    Very cool shop! Congrats on being featured!

  • BeautifulSoaps

    BeautifulSoaps said 7 years ago

    Yay Wisconsin! Congrats on the feature. Your work is gorgeous.

  • ESSANEL

    ESSANEL said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the Feature! Beautiful work! Great insight into your process. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • AronaDesigns

    AronaDesigns said 7 years ago

    Your wood work is so beautiful and unique! I love reading featured artist posts, and I have to say that this one was no exception :-)

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    I love your shop and art. You are an amazing team. The nature and beauty shines through. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story!

  • jjbackman

    jjbackman said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Wonderful work -

  • barkdecor

    barkdecor said 7 years ago

    Lovely work!!! Congratulations!!!

  • TheHickoryTree

    TheHickoryTree said 7 years ago

    I love the ornaments. I received one as a gift last year from a friend and it's really quite stunning. Great to see you as the featured seller.

  • JewelryBySS

    JewelryBySS said 7 years ago

    A very interesting interview, thank you for sharing. You two are so talented and your products are truly lovely!!

  • mcouchouron

    mcouchouron said 7 years ago

    Congratulation on the interview. Beautiful ornaments!

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 7 years ago

    Terrific Post!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 7 years ago

    Very nice work. Congrats on being featured and good luck with your endeavor! Keep it green and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! g-

  • saltairstudio

    saltairstudio said 7 years ago

    very neat, thanks for the peek into yer creative lives!

  • earlums

    earlums said 7 years ago

    Beautiful pieces! Congrats on the feature.

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    maggiesraggedyinn said 7 years ago

    You are both an inspiration!

  • SunnyCrowDesigns

    SunnyCrowDesigns said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature!! Your work is amazing!! And what a true blessing to be two united as one in the same!!

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 7 years ago

    wow, wow, wow, your work is beautiful!!!

  • limestone

    limestone said 7 years ago

    Best featured seller interview I've read in a long time! What inspirational lives!

  • ethniquetrendy

    ethniquetrendy said 7 years ago

    beautiful flakes!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love the rich colours in the wood grains. You seem like a very happy family : D congratulations on the feature

  • NorthWoodworks

    NorthWoodworks said 7 years ago

    From one woodworker to another - you have beautiful items. Your complimentary natures obviously work very well together and you have a great outlook on life and art.

  • KristinNoelDesigns

    KristinNoelDesigns said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Gorgeous work! Your life sounds very fulfilling.

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 7 years ago

    congratulations! your wood work is beautiful and unique. PS - we'll keep the weather in sanibel just right for your arrive and maybe even a few seashells.

  • JPATPURSES

    JPATPURSES said 7 years ago

    Well what can I say but just "Wonderful".... I know nothing about working with wood but I do know that I love the feel, texture and beauty of natural wood that has come from the natural process of life. So I say to you "thanks" for working with nature not against it :))

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 7 years ago

    Congratson the feature story. I've admired your snowflakes on many a different occasion. This is something particualrly striking about them, and now I'm glad to know exactly what, from your story! Beautiful work. :)

  • onekreashen

    onekreashen said 7 years ago

    your work is absolutely beautiful in every way! & loved, loved, your story... congrats!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 7 years ago

    Amazing shop and such a wonderful interview! I'm off to go marvel at your wood ornaments yet again. Congratulations on the feature!

  • artworksbycarol

    artworksbycarol said 7 years ago

    My favorite is the pic of you all in that massive tree, Reminds me of a tree we had on the farm in kentucky.

  • somsstudiosupplies

    somsstudiosupplies said 7 years ago

    Congrats! So proud of you!

  • TheOwlBookandCandle

    TheOwlBookandCandle said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work and I truly enjoyed this inspirational interview. Congratulations, blessings, and much success to you :)

  • HealthyReflections

    HealthyReflections said 7 years ago

    Your story is beautiful, your work - wonderful. Congratulations on the feature.

  • HeritageFarmVT

    HeritageFarmVT said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! I have loved your ornaments/work for quite some time!

  • grayworksdesign

    grayworksdesign said 7 years ago

    Congrats you guys! Nicely done :)

  • FawningInLove

    FawningInLove said 7 years ago

    This is a great feature! Love all the wooden snowflakes, they're beautiful! Congratulations on the feature! ♥

  • Soulspeak

    Soulspeak said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! love how you two work together n love eachother! what a great team!

  • NaturalWorks

    NaturalWorks said 7 years ago

    I ordered a very large lot of items and this was BEFORE I read the post today - awesome...the article would have pushed me over the edge to purchase if I hadn't already bought and spend hundreds of dollars!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 7 years ago

    Wow! I am in awe of the beauty of your items and your story/lifestyle! Congrats on the feature and thanks for the awesome article!

  • LouluMac

    LouluMac said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!! I love the natural beauty of your work. Somethings are best left in or closest to their natural state. Great work...we look forward to seeing more!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Thanks for making me look up the Fibonacci sequence and Phi ratio. I now know something I didn't know yesterday. Your shop is wonderful. Congrats on a well deserved feature and continued success to you.

  • theartframer

    theartframer said 7 years ago

    what a testament to following your dreams

  • PlainAir

    PlainAir said 7 years ago

    Yeah! I'm so happy to see you featured - I've admired your work for so long!

  • BeadsByEvelyn

    BeadsByEvelyn said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! What a great inspirational interview! Good luck in everything you do!

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 7 years ago

    Great shop, love your work! Congratulations as a Featured Seller!

  • nenafaye

    nenafaye said 7 years ago

    Absolutely love your interview, you attitudes and your way of life! I even LOVE the tree you are sitting in as I adore trees and that is a beauty! Thank you for reminding us that we can live simply... Congrat's on being the featured seller!

  • knottysarena

    knottysarena said 7 years ago

    great work you guys!

  • emptynestegg

    emptynestegg said 7 years ago

    their packaging is great!

  • kararane

    kararane said 7 years ago

    hi Amie & Matt~ i love your combined synergy.. magical*! if you need a little island love from the Caribbean >> check out my etsy shop>> Lucky to be YOU

  • branda

    branda said 7 years ago

    Congratulations!!! :-) :-)

  • thetarnishedhalo

    thetarnishedhalo said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!!! I have loved your shop since I began here on ETSY, LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Congrats again!! :)

  • stardogstudio

    stardogstudio said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful love story you two have! Your work and your life are an inspiration to me.

  • ironweeds

    ironweeds said 7 years ago

    Amie & Matt you two are sooooo super awesome! truly an inspiration, and beautiful life stlye!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work, love it! Congratulations on the feature! Blessings on you, your family, and your shop! Hannah Jasmine

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 7 years ago

    these are all wonderful.. congrats

  • artworkss

    artworkss said 7 years ago

    wow your work is great i grew up on a tree farm to but a christmas tree farm- it is truely a mircle to watch them grow and the fun part is you are creating art from them. I love your phrase "handmade is always heartmade" that explains so much ina little phrase- I too love to create and when Iget in a slump I change art- from purses to jewelry to knitting or whatever- I am a newbie to etsy and getting my products on it is alot at first but Ill get there- Just love your work you should be very proud !! Thanks for sharing your heart and art!! Blessings to you in the holiday season and big sales for you!!! tina

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 7 years ago

    Beautiful designs here. The snow flakes are a great idea. Keep up the good work.

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! i love your work!

  • Bumbleweedz

    Bumbleweedz said 7 years ago

    Great work. Nice article....I want to paint that tree in your opening photo! GORGEOUS!

  • Ciaffi

    Ciaffi said 7 years ago

    Congrats!! :-) :-)

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful! Congratulations on feature!

  • TikaCeramics

    TikaCeramics said 7 years ago

    Congratulation on the interview. Beautiful ornaments!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Being married to a woodworker, I can really appreciate your talent and art! Thank you for sharing your story with us and best wishes for your future success! :)

  • Decaldecor

    Decaldecor said 7 years ago

    Congratulations !!! I love your ornaments :)

  • ElectricKetchup

    ElectricKetchup said 7 years ago

    Congrats!! Love the woodwork, always amazing when something so massive can be turned into something so delicate..

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 7 years ago

    Fabulous interview and awesome shop! I love that photo of y'all in that beautiful tree.

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello said 7 years ago

    Great Feature!

  • anthologyorganic

    anthologyorganic said 7 years ago

    Lovely work, so complex and beautiful! And a very inspirational, warm interview. Congrats on being featured :)

  • limegreenmodern

    limegreenmodern said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Your work is just awesome. A couple weeks ago I purchased your box of mini snowflakes...could not have been better! They are gift to someone else, so I need to get some for me now!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 7 years ago

    Beautiful woodwork!!! Congrats Amie and Matt:)

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers said 7 years ago

    your products are stunningly beautiful. congratulations on your success! :)

  • ErinAntiques

    ErinAntiques said 7 years ago

    Congrats :-) Very pretty wooden snowflakes!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 7 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL ITEMS! LOVE THE HEART ORNAMENTS!

  • OldBarnCrafts

    OldBarnCrafts said 7 years ago

    I love what you sell! Fab gift ideas!

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters said 7 years ago

    unique!

  • needleyou

    needleyou said 7 years ago

    Fascinating people & work! I'd take one of everything if I could. You've honed your work well. Congratulations on the feature!!! : )

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 7 years ago

    Congratulations!!!

  • jacknjilldesigns

    jacknjilldesigns said 7 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Inspiring story!

  • toocutecustomcrafts

    toocutecustomcrafts said 7 years ago

    such a wonderful article... I love Timber Green Woods. Have been a customer and friend!! Wonderful shop and people!!!!

  • flordetoxo

    flordetoxo said 7 years ago

    beautiful things and beautiful way of living! congratulations!

  • eGardenStudio

    eGardenStudio said 7 years ago

    Our favorite store!!! We traded with them before:D Love all of their products!!!

  • scarletbegonia11

    scarletbegonia11 said 7 years ago

    great story! Beautiful items!

  • Steampunkitis

    Steampunkitis said 7 years ago

    What a lovely couple, and so lucky you found each other. Amazing ! Loved your story.

  • HanaMauiCreations

    HanaMauiCreations said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • TesoroDelSol

    TesoroDelSol said 7 years ago

    I love your story. You are an interesting pair. Keep it up. Your creations are amazing. All the best to you both! :) Sandy www.TesoroDelSol.com

  • thesittingtree

    thesittingtree said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful story!

  • moepaints

    moepaints said 7 years ago

    Inspirational interview, woodworking is truely a great art and I might start up again myself. Congrats.

  • peshka

    peshka said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work love it!!!

  • AnnealedHeart

    AnnealedHeart said 7 years ago

    lovely shop and couple- congrats on the feature!

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous. Love the story & your shop! Congratulations on a fantastic feature!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful workmanship! Love your snowflakes! Congrats!

  • ElliQQ

    ElliQQ said 7 years ago

    do love the laser worked snowflakes ... the mini ones reminded me of 'a box of chocolates' from F.Gump ... delightful

  • SlopingBarnVintage

    SlopingBarnVintage said 7 years ago

    Your work is so so beautiful! I love all the natural wood tones and your nod to mathematics, order, and structure. :)

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 7 years ago

    Very beautiful work! I love your shop! You are such an amazing and inspriring couple! Congratulations!!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful story of life together. Your quality product reflects your relationship and I love the sustainable foundation. Congratulations!!

  • MaybeTheWhiteDog

    MaybeTheWhiteDog said 7 years ago

    Congrats Amie & Matt!! GREAT feature!! So much fun to read about you and your art~ I have always loved wood as a material and your raw and natural looking cutting boards really are the best!!

  • DreadnaughtDarling

    DreadnaughtDarling said 7 years ago

    You guys have beautiful work! I love the fact that you are working from dead trees and from a sustainable angle. Thank you for your inspiring interview, and congrats on being featured!

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 7 years ago

    Your work is amazing.!!!Love.. <3 congrats!!!

  • mountaingirlsoap

    mountaingirlsoap said 7 years ago

    Congratulations, Matt and Amie! Thanks for sharing your story, very inspirational.

  • EggMoneyQuilts

    EggMoneyQuilts said 7 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! So nice to be able to turn something dead into a piece of art. I like how your whole family is involved in creating!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 7 years ago

    gorgeous works of art! congrats!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!!!! Congrats!!!! =)

  • CamiArtistica

    CamiArtistica said 7 years ago

    Such an inspiring story, what amazing work..thanks for sharing

  • GardenDaisies

    GardenDaisies said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful story to read on a rainy day! Congratulations on the feature, and I really did love this read - you two are remarkable, and loving those snowflake ornaments :)

  • HeatherKent

    HeatherKent said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature - great to learn more about you. LOVE your shop!

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 7 years ago

    Aw, this is the sweetest story! And so much inspiration to the rest of us parent-crafters that it all can be done in a day. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story and amazing artwork!

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 7 years ago

    Amazing, beautiful works of art! Congrats on the feature!

  • Tumus

    Tumus said 7 years ago

    I love his philosophy on handmade, that in the end it's heartmade. I think that's very well said.

  • silentmoments

    silentmoments said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful items! I wish the snowflakes up top were cookies - they'd be delicious!

  • silentmoments

    silentmoments said 7 years ago

    ps- Dear Etsy, it would be great to have a "Where are they now" in 5-10 years so we can if all these wonderful sellers ended up as they hope!

  • silentmoments

    silentmoments said 7 years ago

    typo: *so we can see

  • GlitterOrnaments

    GlitterOrnaments said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful woodworking, stunning. Congrats on your feature and have FUN in Sanibel soon!! ~Andrea

  • GloryBDesign

    GloryBDesign said 7 years ago

    The beauty of your life and relationship shines through in your work. Happy for you!

  • manvsgeorge

    manvsgeorge said 7 years ago

    Great to see a fellow Wisconsinite featured! Love your work, TimberGreen!

  • macraMe

    macraMe said 7 years ago

    Congrats!!! :-) :-)

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy said 7 years ago

    just beautiful!! Congratulations on being featured!!

  • NavankaCreations

    NavankaCreations said 7 years ago

    Absolutely amazing work. I liked the way both of you defined Handmade. I totally agree that handmade always means heartmade. Congratulations on being featured. Good luck for your business. -Nimisha Navanka Creations.

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 7 years ago

    You guys are too cute....hehe..... Wonderful interview, and congratulations on your feature! Heidi

  • PickUpSticksShop

    PickUpSticksShop said 7 years ago

    Wood is GREAT because it gives more than it takes. ENJOY!

  • cubits

    cubits said 7 years ago

    One of my favourite shops! And seems we have much in common :)

  • misanthropycreations

    misanthropycreations said 7 years ago

    <3 Michelle misanthropycreations.com

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple said 7 years ago

    great to meet you! Love to read about a local Wisconsin shop - I've seen your work all over - FANTASTIC!

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 7 years ago

    lovely work!

  • FranceGallery

    FranceGallery said 7 years ago

    Your wooden items are just great!

  • KnottyNotions

    KnottyNotions said 7 years ago

    Your shop, your items, your story...all inspiring. Thank you for sharing this moment with us.

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 7 years ago

    Nice to see wood being showcased in such a beautiful way!! Great interview - I enjoyed reading that every family member is a part of your business. Congratulations on the feature! I'll stop by and see you at your Vancouver show!!

  • shlomitofir

    shlomitofir said 7 years ago

    what a great and original post! sounds like you have a great life! good luck!

  • pagepottery

    pagepottery said 7 years ago

    Love your shop, and article! Good luck :)

  • PatternsFromGrandma

    PatternsFromGrandma said 7 years ago

    Oh my goodness! Those snowflake ornaments are so gorgeous! What a wonderful shop.

  • TableauBotanique

    TableauBotanique said 7 years ago

    Love the snowflakes captured in wood!

  • NuriNegreCeramics

    NuriNegreCeramics said 7 years ago

    Your work is wonderful! Congratulations!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 7 years ago

    You have such a gorgeous shop! Congratulations on being FS!

  • fairyspells2010

    fairyspells2010 said 7 years ago

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO DEFINE HANDMADE-VERY FITTING, IT SOMEHOW DEFINES IT AUTHOR (S) AS WELL. CONGRATULATIONS

  • marcgounard

    marcgounard said 7 years ago

    Great interview, thanks for sharing your life and passions.

  • mktengineer

    mktengineer said 7 years ago

    A couple very worthy of the Featured Seller title!

  • byjodi

    byjodi said 7 years ago

    Matt and Amie!!!!! I fell over when I saw you were the FS! So happy for you and I loved reading your story. The mugs *sigh* love! Congrats you guys!! You deserve it!!!

  • newtribetextiles

    newtribetextiles said 7 years ago

    Awesome to see another couple working so closely on things they love!

  • CraftBonanza

    CraftBonanza said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • oldworldapothecary

    oldworldapothecary said 7 years ago

    Inspirign!! Very lovely interview!! Beautiful work!!

  • buysmallbeans

    buysmallbeans said 7 years ago

    lovely work, I bought snowflakes and leaves last year.......:)

  • larking

    larking said 7 years ago

    Wow! Love your story, your shop, and the fact that you are from a beautiful part of WI :)

  • littlealouette

    littlealouette said 7 years ago

    you are such artists! Lovely work and congrats!

  • TheBagsy

    TheBagsy said 7 years ago

    Great interview! I can tell you are a very special and talented couple.

  • catiques

    catiques said 7 years ago

    The work is beyond words. AWESOME! Your feature picture in the tree fits and will make a great memory. Enjoy your Fla. Trip

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 7 years ago

    You are such a beautiful couple and your shop is fabulous! Good luck and congratulations!

  • elleandcompany

    elleandcompany said 7 years ago

    love love this store!!

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing!

  • ENAfinedesigns

    ENAfinedesigns said 7 years ago

    Sustainable lumber and excellent designs. Perfect!

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the beautiful work and feature!

  • sukran

    sukran said 7 years ago

    Great interview, very inspiring great couple to put an amazing wooden art..I really enjoyed to know more about you guys..Congratulations

  • Smokinmudproductions

    Smokinmudproductions said 7 years ago

    Wow....what a wonderful shop! Very inspiring! Congrats on the the feature!

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 7 years ago

    Congrats

  • byKEONA

    byKEONA said 7 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! What a beautiful story about the ceramic mugs :)

  • pamelasjewelry

    pamelasjewelry said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Thank you for sharing such a fabulous story!

  • 3dots

    3dots said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I enjoyed your interview and totally understand your love for wood! Sawdust is great, isn't it? :)

  • Annyuta

    Annyuta said 7 years ago

    Wow! Congratulations. You are very origina. Enjoyed the interview. Good luck!

  • ExpressiveStone

    ExpressiveStone said 7 years ago

    Terrific interview with two very talented artisans! I love Matt's description of what handmade is to him. The two of you sound made for each other.

  • LidiDesign

    LidiDesign said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous works! Your creativity is very special and embrace your talent! Congrats on the feature. Wishing you much continued success!

  • KirstynElice

    KirstynElice said 7 years ago

    I love the little wooden hats and mittens they look like cookies:)

  • theoldewoodstove

    theoldewoodstove said 7 years ago

    Awesome work- congrats on the feature!!

  • sweetpeasoup

    sweetpeasoup said 7 years ago

    yOu GuYs r AdORaBLe & YoUr aRt ROCKS!!!!

  • mingtaphotography

    mingtaphotography said 7 years ago

    Great!!!! Nice job! : )

  • YarningToBe

    YarningToBe said 7 years ago

    I loved reading that article. You both are fascinating people and I enjoyed reading about your lives. Congrats!!!!

  • masonke

    masonke said 7 years ago

    Wonderful woodworking!

  • junebugandco

    junebugandco said 7 years ago

    I adore your work and life philosophies!

  • shiningmoon

    shiningmoon said 7 years ago

    I have purchased 4 items from Timber Green Woods in the last month. They offer beautiful handmade products. And they have gorgeous giftwrapping options!

  • salvageartsweetheart

    salvageartsweetheart said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your creative process. Your work is wonderful and this interview was fascinating! All the best to you!!

  • cartelle

    cartelle said 7 years ago

    Oh wow, how have I never come across your shop before? Your designs, photography and copy are impeccable! Off to go drool....

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 7 years ago

    Great work! Congrats on your feature!

  • SassMuffins

    SassMuffins said 7 years ago

    What great products! I was just in Wisconsin for the first time a few weeks ago, and couldn't help but be amazed by all the beautiful large rustic barns scattered throughout the countryside. I thought about those again when reading your comment about working in your "converted dairy barn/wood shop". It must be a wonderful place to work. The two of you make a delightful couple!

  • PierogiPicnic

    PierogiPicnic said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the feature fellow EcoEtsy member!

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 7 years ago

    fantastic pieces!!!

  • Threadsandyarn

    Threadsandyarn said 7 years ago

    I love Eco-friendly artisans. You both compliment each other well in your artistic abilities and your vision of nature and life. Congratulations on this interview!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 7 years ago

    Your life sounds so true and beautiful.

  • UrbanTickle

    UrbanTickle said 7 years ago

    You are already in my favorite list. Absolutely lovely shop. Congrats.

  • lostsentiments

    lostsentiments said 7 years ago

    what a romantic story - so cool to see you both inspire each other in your arts! :) Matt, love how you shared "pushing the limits until is breaks" - that's awesome and something I've not thought of - Amie way to go mom of three kids and making it work at home!! :) I love it for the both of you!! So inspiring and such a wonderful shop!! :D

  • MoonSunWorld

    MoonSunWorld said 7 years ago

    Many blessings!

  • birchbaykay

    birchbaykay said 7 years ago

    I was swept up and carried along with your wonderful philosophy on life and work and relationships of all sorts! I love the photograph of the two of you in the tree, and feel like I would be welcomed if I simply walked up to your workshop door to say "Howdy!" Thanks for a wonderful interview ... I, too, love Sanibel Island! Carry on!

  • soyNsuds

    soyNsuds said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work..............from Spring Green, WI congrats!

  • GothicGlassStudio

    GothicGlassStudio said 7 years ago

    Most beautiful wood creations I have seen yet. Very cute ornaments :)

  • skinbyalicia

    skinbyalicia said 7 years ago

    Wonderful work, Congrats on the feature!!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 7 years ago

    Congrats on being featured artist. Your work is awesome! Many best wishes for more success :-)

  • naturalwooddesign

    naturalwooddesign said 7 years ago

    Your work is awesome!! Congratulations on your feature!!

  • Suppliesjungle

    Suppliesjungle said 7 years ago

    Nice work love it :)

  • naturalwooddesign

    naturalwooddesign said 7 years ago

    Your work is awesome!! Good luck!! Congratulations on your feature!! :)

  • traditionsbylinda

    traditionsbylinda said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your art and world with us. Beautiful, hand crafted work!!

  • traditionsbylinda

    traditionsbylinda said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your love of art with us. Beautiful workmanship. Something to be treasured...

  • charmdesignstudio

    charmdesignstudio said 7 years ago

    Congratulations, Matt and Amie!!! Wonderful post and amazing shop!

  • olivasoaps

    olivasoaps said 7 years ago

    beautiful snowflakes. LOVE your creations! Congrats to you both!

  • Briole

    Briole said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Matt and Amie! I love, love, love your beautiful work!

  • bombastitch

    bombastitch said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Lovely post!!!!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 7 years ago

    JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY. WHERE DOES ETSY THE COMPANY AND/OR COMMUNITY STAND IN REACTION TO THE 99% MOVEMENT ......?

  • mindybanta

    mindybanta said 7 years ago

    So amazing! Wonderful!!

  • YouniquesRings

    YouniquesRings said 7 years ago

    Love your work ... A-M-A-Z-I-N-Z. : )

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    BrooklynLoveDesigns said 7 years ago

    ive always admired your shop! simply amazing, congrats you two!

  • zenceramics

    zenceramics said 7 years ago

    Facinating story and beautiful work!

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 7 years ago

    congrats! :)

  • HolyLandSouvenirs

    HolyLandSouvenirs said 7 years ago

    I love how intricate and beautiful your woodwork is. You have such clever designs. Congratulations and good luck in the future!

  • ivangovaerts

    ivangovaerts said 7 years ago

    They seem lovely people with a happy life and nice products.

  • iCollager

    iCollager said 7 years ago

    Fabulous interview.....love your philosophy and creativity! Keep up the good work! :)

  • whichgoose

    whichgoose said 7 years ago

    Aww! Loved the story about the mugs :)

  • graceandfavourshop

    graceandfavourshop said 7 years ago

    I know Matt and Amie's beautiful pieces from the TAGT Team so it's lovely to find out more about them and how they create! I love the sustainability of their work and their lifestyle - how the two are intrinsically woven together. Truly inspirational! Congratulations on this wonderful article! ax

  • flamecrazy

    flamecrazy said 7 years ago

    Loved this interview. Sounds like Matt and Amie have created their perfect little Shangi La.

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 7 years ago

    So amazing what one can do with a laser cutter. Beautiful.

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 7 years ago

    Enjoyed your interview...Love your work....Congratulations!

  • EzekielJewelry

    EzekielJewelry said 7 years ago

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love to you guys and Congratulations!!!

  • ArtGlamourSligo

    ArtGlamourSligo said 7 years ago

    Love your shop :-) Congrats on feature !!

  • JPwithlove

    JPwithlove said 7 years ago

    Love your shop! You are so creative!

  • adragonflyandabee

    adragonflyandabee said 7 years ago

    Love your work! And the interview is so inspiring! Congrats!

  • LittleRedRory

    LittleRedRory said 7 years ago

    You guys just warm my heart. Such a great feature.

  • StudioBotanica

    StudioBotanica said 7 years ago

    Really loved reading your feature. You both are so insightful and it was so sweet, almost like reading a love story! Those mugs sound special :) Congrats, your shop is beautiful!

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 7 years ago

    beautiful artistry ..love your attitude and philosophy! Congrats on the feature!! ps..I honeymooned on Sanibel ...shells and good memories!

  • LaurelSusanStudio

    LaurelSusanStudio said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, amazing work. You create true treasures! Congrats on your feature article :)

  • PoshDots

    PoshDots said 7 years ago

    Fabulous piece and incredible work. Congrats!!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 7 years ago

    stunning work. i'm blown away! congrats on the awesome feature!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 7 years ago

    Great mind and beautiful spirit. Congrats!!!

  • riverpinesart

    riverpinesart said 7 years ago

    You two are awesome! Your story about eachother remind me of my husband and I, (and the dog)! Our children are now adults, and we are loving it! I love your idea of "handmade" Maybe I can own a piece of your work soon- Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe traveling to all.

  • followtheflowers

    followtheflowers said 7 years ago

    that is so good! i know an tree loving arborist!

  • Kays7HiddenTreasures

    Kays7HiddenTreasures said 7 years ago

    Wow, great story, great work my son would love that tree you are sitting in. I live in Florida but were you live looks breathtaking. But you can always come visit. Well hope this gets me going have a lot of good ideas, just can't seem to find the time. All the happiness to you both.

  • CreativeQuiltin

    CreativeQuiltin said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing both your philosophy and your art. Your love for what you do shines through in all your pieces. Keep up the good work!

  • HomenStead

    HomenStead said 7 years ago

    Wow, this is wonderful!!! Congrats! You folks deserve this interview--it was a lovely one!!

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 7 years ago

    Loved your Interview!! and the Stories behind your work. All Such Gorgeous Peices of Wood Art. Best of Wishes! Tammy

  • 4u2kid

    4u2kid said 7 years ago

    I found your site a few days ago and was so pleased to see you listed as a featured seller/sellers. Your work is wonderful. I love everything. Congratulations. wendy

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum said 7 years ago

    The wood, it is good. Nice handmade shop and story. I also find myself switching gears and hats pretty often. Have a Good Holiday guys.

  • divelegant

    divelegant said 7 years ago

    congrats!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Fascinating personalities. I enjoyed reading this interview. Your creations are really beautiful and unique. Congratulations!

  • camelhairandhoney

    camelhairandhoney said 7 years ago

    Stunning! Your connection to the handmade is inspiring. Keep up the great work...

  • camelhairandhoney

    camelhairandhoney said 7 years ago

    Stunning! Your dedication to the handmade is inspiring! Keep up the great work...

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Fascinating personalities. I really enjoyed reading this interview. Your creations are truly unique and beautiful. Congratulations!

  • retrolabs

    retrolabs said 7 years ago

    I recently bought the honeycomb puzzle and it is fantastic! So happy to see this shop featured and hear more of their story.

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 7 years ago

    Awesome!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Neat works! Congrats!

  • cyndimcgee

    cyndimcgee said 7 years ago

    Loved reading this. I just received their 3 piece ornament set and I absolutely love it! So happy to hear more about their shop! Looking forward to seeing them grow.

  • alvelo6

    alvelo6 said 7 years ago

    So lovely!

  • LaECLECTICa

    LaECLECTICa said 7 years ago

    Congradulations!

  • MoreThanStitches

    MoreThanStitches said 7 years ago

    One of my fave article! I love love love your products. Congrats on the feature guys!

  • ToosDetectiveAgency

    ToosDetectiveAgency said 7 years ago

    Congrats to a fellow dairy stater! Love your quote about appreciating many and loving few.

  • freesoul

    freesoul said 7 years ago

    Awesome!! A bit disappointed though that you didn't add a pic of your workshop and drying system..

  • peasantsessence

    peasantsessence said 7 years ago

    I love WI., and in particular the Spring Green area. I miss those trees...I live in MT., different trees altogether. My favorite thing to do is find the symmetrical oaks when I go back home. Congrats on doing cool things with your land!

  • 5280bliss

    5280bliss said 7 years ago

    absolutely LOVE your definition of handmade :) and love your beautiful creations!!! ♥ shirley

  • Montalto

    Montalto said 7 years ago

    Well met Matt and Amie, I would love to think your story would inspire a host of young and old artists and artisans alike. Nice to know folks like you are in this world of ours. Pax, Montalto

  • searchnrescue2

    searchnrescue2 said 7 years ago

    love love love your story! you two together make beautiful designs! xox

  • jackalopetradingco

    jackalopetradingco said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • janewagner

    janewagner said 7 years ago

    Matt and Annie Your farm reminds me so much of my home here in the woods and lakes area of central Minnesota. Keep up the beautiful work!!!! Jane

  • KiraFerrer

    KiraFerrer said 7 years ago

    Nice feature! Great interview and lovely work.

  • shirubatree

    shirubatree said 7 years ago

    I enjoyed this. Thanks

  • hiro12

    hiro12 said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful wood work. Lovely. What a fantastic interview! Imagine such a life style. Grew up in a small town in Wisconsin myself. So very much wood available there.

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 7 years ago

    Handmade is heart made is my new favorite saying! Beautiful work. Lovely story.

  • meelifluous

    meelifluous said 7 years ago

    I just bought some beautiful ornaments from them and was thrilled to see this interview. I love knowing about where (and who!) things I buy (food, clothes, gifts) come from.

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 7 years ago

    Amazing! You took the beauty of nature and made it your own!

  • babybayrs

    babybayrs said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Suppliesjungle

    Suppliesjungle said 7 years ago

    I love your work :)

  • inkalley

    inkalley said 7 years ago

    I love your work and your story!

  • SerebaDesigns

    SerebaDesigns said 7 years ago

    So so awesome! Congrats on being featured! Your collection is just magnificent !

  • garfieldhr

    garfieldhr said 7 years ago

    Wow, you two are such an inspiring and courageous couple. I'm glad you made the feature and we got to hear your story. Best of luck to you!

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I've been a fan of your gorgeous wood creations since first stumbling across your shop :)

  • AshleyNCarr

    AshleyNCarr said 7 years ago

    I just recieved the personalized ornaments I ordered from them on Friday and they are beautiful! So perfectly made and gorgeous! They even smelled like an old wood fire bacause of the laser cutting! I am amazed at how fast I got them too. I am so happy to see you have a feature, you desearve it!

  • adbissell

    adbissell said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I just ordered from you this weekend and cannot wait for my items!

  • ShiloHome

    ShiloHome said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. I love the ornament I ordered from you and plan to order more. Blessings!

  • rayraypearson

    rayraypearson said 7 years ago

    Beautiful Work!!!

  • ConvergedCommodities

    ConvergedCommodities said 7 years ago

    Wow! Jaw-dropping gorgeousness!

  • KewTnCurly

    KewTnCurly said 7 years ago

    Sublimely beautiful!

  • AuthenticMen

    AuthenticMen said 7 years ago

    Yay Wisconsin! Congratulations on the feature Matt and Amie!

  • MaggiesSoaps

    MaggiesSoaps said 7 years ago

    Inspiring!

  • StrapsByLeslie

    StrapsByLeslie said 7 years ago

    Love, Love, Love!

  • JMWSilver

    JMWSilver said 7 years ago

    Fantastic work! Great Products!

  • exquisitestudios

    exquisitestudios said 7 years ago

    What a captivating article! Thank heaven you're my neighboring state so you can send your creativity on the wind over to Minnesota! Thank you for such an artistic glimpse into your lives, passions, and brilliance!

  • seasidecloth

    seasidecloth said 7 years ago

    Love the fusion of heavy wood as a delicate snowflake. So much so that I featured them on my design blog last week - very inspiring artists !

  • ssgustavson

    ssgustavson said 7 years ago

    Great work! Glad to have been a customer - the snow flakes were last year's feature Christmas gift!

  • dreamingdog

    dreamingdog said 7 years ago

    I love your work! I received a snowflake at the Buy Local event in Madison and I have told everyone about it. Your passion shows!

  • agnestheowl

    agnestheowl said 7 years ago

    Awesome pieces! Happy for you getting this spotlight! T.A.G.T.

  • UpstateHerbWorks

    UpstateHerbWorks said 7 years ago

    Wonderful interview, keep on rocking!!! And that tree is gorgeous!!!!! Linden?

  • earlykooka

    earlykooka said 7 years ago

    Lovely work!!! Congratulations!!!

  • honeyscolors

    honeyscolors said 7 years ago

    Congrats!

  • soap

    soap said 7 years ago

    Congrats - love the interview and your store!

  • BossysFeltworks

    BossysFeltworks said 7 years ago

    How great that you do so much together and STILL inspire each other in a positive way! I bet your 3 kiddos are awesome.

  • christy1223smith

    christy1223smith said 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing, my husband and his father r great with would, my fur face loves squirrels, i call him my nature boy, and we live in florida and want to move to the cold, i have been to sanibell island, its nice to go out in water at sand s something and get sand dollars, but there is time in evening to do that, and all the liitle crocadialas running on side of roads

  • TheBerryPress

    TheBerryPress said 7 years ago

    I love wood, the texture, the smell, the pattern. You make amazing art from this wonderful resource.

  • ElementsbyJulie

    ElementsbyJulie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! And congratulations on the feature : )

  • zJayne

    zJayne said 7 years ago

    You two have perfected a union... in many ways it seems. A pleasure to enjoy your talent and read your words. Thank you~

  • prettyurbanloft

    prettyurbanloft said 7 years ago

    Your interview and your wood evoke a homey, earthy, peace filled life. Very Inspiring!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 7 years ago

    OOOH i love your snowflakes........... definitely on my wish list X

  • Bishopxx

    Bishopxx said 7 years ago

    beautiful work! you both inspire me to live more authentically!

  • TandJsoaps

    TandJsoaps said 7 years ago

    Your work is beautiful and so is your love for one another.

  • RaspberryMarket

    RaspberryMarket said 7 years ago

    Beautiful story and fabulous work! I love your store!

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 7 years ago

    What a great story. I applaud your way of life! It is truly admirable and your work is amazing. Congrats and best wishes!

  • BonfireRuckus

    BonfireRuckus said 7 years ago

    Beautiful woodwork! Congrats on your interview! :)

  • grandmae1

    grandmae1 said 7 years ago

    Oh,How I wish I could meet your children...they (like you ) must be very special!!!! Beautiful work , but your writing was inspirational!!!!!

  • LittleBlueMoon

    LittleBlueMoon said 7 years ago

    I really like the very first photo of you guys up on the trunk. It's beautiful...

  • NoaSharonDesigns

    NoaSharonDesigns said 7 years ago

    Can I join your perfect life? ;-)

  • samdesigns2009

    samdesigns2009 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful interview and such beautiful and intricate creations!

  • wholesomerenegade

    wholesomerenegade said 7 years ago

    Yay! Congratulations to another amazing Wisconsin business! I already loved you guys, keep up the great work!!! : )

  • Ulaa

    Ulaa said 7 years ago

    I love so much all the items in their shop! So gorgeous delicate work. I hope after Christmas you will spend some amazing holidays in Florida! :)))

  • jammasgirls

    jammasgirls said 7 years ago

    Enjoyed your blog

  • OceanSpiritJewelry

    OceanSpiritJewelry said 7 years ago

    How awesome! Trees are so inspiring. They stay strong silently witnessing our world buzzing around. Your work brings us closer to the trees!

  • skullyglam

    skullyglam said 7 years ago

    Super great stuff! I have to go buy something. skullyglam.etsy.com

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