How It All Began

First FamilyAs many of you may know, Craft-E-Family was founded in 1980 by my parents, Lloyd & Joyce Ebert. Upon retirement (pause for laughter) they decided to combine their hobbies. Dad has always loved tinkering and building in the workshop while mom took up painting on, what else, wood.  A decade ago they decided to retire . . . AGAIN (man I’m really beginning to feel old). They requested that my hubby, Cory and I, Karry, take over the monster they created so long ago, thus to Mooresville we moved, with our newly adopted daughter, LeeLoo. (this was in 2005)

Side note . . . dad officially retired from helping out in the shop about 5 years ago, mom officially retired from painting for us this past summer when she got back into sewing and got 2 rowdy puppies to take care of.LeeLoo Black Cat

LeeLoo helps out during the summer and wants to take over as the artist.
This charcoal drawing was my Christmas present this year from her!

Never too old to color :)

crayon block

So once again I was out looking at things on Pinterest and came across a version of this and thought – we can make that … BETTER!  My inspiration was the fact that last year we found a set of 150 Crayolas for our daughter (yes I was jealous she was getting them).  She was a tad ticked at Crayola because they did not stair step them in the box for displaying in her oh so OCD manner.  Yes she is one that has her personal set and then others for anyone else to use, I’m even banned from the gel pens because she takes her art supplies seriously folks.  Unfortunately we did not get it completed in time for Christmas but it would still be cute for Easter or even Valentine’s Day!

Now for the boring info on it:

  • Name is printed in rainbow colors.
  • Holds 24 crayons.
  • 24 pack of Crayola crayons are included with holder.
  • The crayon holder is made of solid maple wood with rounded edges. All natural with no finish.
  • Measurements are 4¾”L x 2″ W x 2″ H.
  • Great for kids and big kids.
  • Can also be used as a desk name plate for the executives that aren’t quite so serious.
  • $19.50 plus free shipping in the US