A tax preparer/bookkeeper by day and a crafter by night. Located in Roblin, MB (Manitoba) Canada, Netties Expressions is run/operated/owned by myself. I started Netties Expressions in 1997 when I began creating birth announcements and business cards for a hobby.
Since my day job involves high stress, deadlines and long hours I needed to find a hobby which would help me relax and wind down at the end of the day...I've dabbled in card making and designing since I was young...growing up with a Dad who was a carpenter and a brother...well, I started using their tools and creating things myself. From there it just snowballed into many different areas.
I've collected sayings, poems and stories for about as long as I can remember. I've always gravitated towards the sayings with more depth to them. Especially the sayings which you might have to read a few times before the meaning actually sinks in. I come from a great community with a lot of close friends and neighbors. From time to time I heard comments on how hard it was to find nice decor with nice messages and I was experiencing the same thing myself. This was during the time when the sign rage was all about "Live, Love, and Laugh". There's nothing wrong with those signs...but I wanted to find signs with a little more meaning than that. I thought it would be nice if I could give back to my community by making products with actual meaning to them.
I love knowing that I'm making a sign with a beautiful saying which will possibly be hung in someone's home. I'll most likely never know the impact it may have on them or their visitors. Just knowing that I'm providing cards, art prints and signs with actual meaning, makes my work more enjoyable.
I'll never forget the time I had a garage sale and sold some of my signs real cheap. An older neighbor lady found one of my frames with the verse, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want". It wasn't one of my favorites and was marked down to just a few dollars. The smile on her face as she tightly clutched that frame to her chest is an image I won't soon forget. Knowing that my products can bring comfort and cheer, courage and laughter is enough to make my day.
This is what inspired me to expand my line of products to include rustic wood signs, pallet signs, handmade greeting cards, wooden crafts and decor, crafty books, journals, art prints, frames, tote bags and I always LOVE trying out new designs/products!
I LOVE doing custom orders, although I will only be taking a certain amount of custom orders per month. Please take a look around and see what I have to offer. If you see something you like or have an idea but are not sure how to put it all together, let me know and I’ll be more than happy to see what I can come up with! Please send me an email to place your custom order and I will ensure that your order is processed as speedily as possible. I look forward to hearing from you!
This is your "one stop shop" if you're searching for a gift. Buy a tote bag for your book loving friend. Celebrate the birth of a baby by ordering a personalized baby stats art print... make it even a little more special and order it with a frame. Purchase a journal for the deep thinker in your family who loves to write their thoughts down. Take a pick from the wide variety of wood signs and give as a birthday, Christmas or housewarming gift. Honor the newlyweds with a personalized wood sign including their names and wedding date. Keep track of the growth of your children with a wood growth chart.
I sell my products locally with a display area in the Wiebes Accounting Inc. office located at 213 2nd Ave NW, Roblin, MB. You're more than welcome to drop by and see what I have in stock.
Etsy: I also sell my products online through my Etsy Shop.
Zazzle: I have a different selection of products available through Zazzle.
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