The Two Old Crows
"Handcrafted Happiness from Our Kitchen Table to You"
Hi! I'm Debbie the right hand side while my Dad (and everyone calls him Dad at ninety years old) is the left hand side of The Two Old Crows a home based hand lettering and folk art business in the small Midwest town of Galesburg, Illinois where I grew up and Dad has always lived. I come from a family of women who have always crafted and learned most of what I know from my mother who was a National Tole Painting Teacher for many years and a creator of gorgeous quilts. With my mother's death five years ago I returned home to take care of my Dad and that's where the business began right there on the kitchen table making snowmen with Dad always pouring another cup of coffee and encouraging me.
That first year almost 1500 snowmen were created out of all kinds of fabric and every size imaginable from tiny Christmas ornaments to snowmen that stood 3 feet tall which were sold craft shows, markets and fairs. When others ask how do you make these classes were added in several shop locations and my own home. But being born on Halloween Eve my true love was always there and the next year witches, cats, bats and pumpkin folk art became part of the creations upon the kitchen table
Becoming easily bored with all the sewing and having always doodled and painted it was a logical step to teach myself what others call "faux calligraphy" which I now love, writing on everything that will stand still long enough especially vintage finds found at flea markets and antique malls on trips with my girlfriends or Dad. Each be it a sign, a door hanger or an ornament is lettered by hand I use no vinyl or stencils making each piece a unique piece of art. I really enjoy watching people see their name or a special saying written on a piece at a craft show.
This year my cousin Vicki has joined our little shop ..adding her own style and being my right hand . She has taken over shipping which should make everything run more smoothly and is the treasurer .
So make yourself at home, check out the site. Shop for some awesome handmade item for gifts or your own home Show us some love-because it’s support from people like you that keeps us going!
Debbie .. the owner, designer and creator of unique home and holiday décor for Two Old Crows working daily at the kitchen table. Taking great pride in creating unique home décor and holiday items for your home or gift giving each item is created with love and attention to detail making them unique piece of art .
Dad ..a great Chicago Cub fan and quality control ..watching and drinking coffee at the table while Debbie works ..ninety years young he misses nothing insuring a quality product
Vicki in charge of shipping and customer service to keep everyone happy and the place running ..my right hand person in charge of purchases and keeping us on schedule
We believe in old fashion customer service and will do everything we can to make you love your item as much as we loved creating it