Visit us in Downtown Faribault Minnesota!

Visit us in Downtown Faribault Minnesota!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bird is the word...

One of our customers purchased one of these 
and hung it outside on her front porch.
Looks great!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014


One of the great things about summer is that it usually 
includes a vacation or two. This summer
an invitation to Star Lake will bring me
to the water which I love.
Glory the faithful companion of my
faithful friend will join us.
There will be boat rides, walks
and roasted hot dogs to share.
Minnesota summers are a great thing.
I think it is a great thing to be able to share
with people I love. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It's picnic time!

With the Viancin silicone lids you can now
add ease to your summer entertaining.
Use the no boil over ring for those pasta salads.
The bowl covers for fruit bowls or to cover the
food from the grill.
How about a wine stopper, great for any container
that is similar in size to wine bottle.
All available at the Crafty Maven

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kick back and relax. Let us do the work.

Today our customer came in from the
These women come in and ask for help selecting
a gift and then I wrap it up beautifully for delivery.
I have been known to deliver or I call and the
Birthday Girl comes and picks up her gift.
Kick back, relax and let us do the work.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I see all wonderful things in your future.

As we approach our 8th year in business, who'da thunk.
Beth instincts are better than mine and she had a plan
and was sure it would work.
Not only are we still going but we are working
on leaving a legacy rather than memories of
a really fun and creative retail store.
We will leave downtown Faribault in
a little better shape.
As our father use to remind us. Leave it better than 
you found it. You would be proud of us

Friday, June 13, 2014

Still smiling.

That cute smile continues to amaze me
nearly 6 years since our first
meeting. She continues to be
the best Asst. Mgr money don't buy.
Will work for food, saxophone payments,
school clothes and supplies and
 a treat everyday. Once a year
we travel to a friends for an old
fashion kids Minnesota Summer experience.
What's not to smile about.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fine quality in an old timer

Once in a while we find a great piece of furniture
with lots and lots of history.
We have two old rockers
with a lifetime of stories waiting
for a good home.
Really this is true, Ma's and Pa's.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Ray of Hope!

We celebrated with family and friends on Sunday
Ray's graduation from high school. Ray is now on his way to college.
The first in his family and a child who now has a bright future thanks
to a great teacher and mentor. Crafty Maven Beth took Ray
under her wing and guided him thru some challenges.
Lot's of after school hours even as Ray moved
on to the next school. So thanks to Beth
who saw the potential and Ray
who jumped on board to
 create his future 
full of possibilities.

HOO RAY!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ma, I got a headache!

New HOT/COLD bags from Snoozie.
Great for big and little people alike.
Use cold on that swollen bug bite or
hot for that sore neck.
The price is right at 12.99
and nice quality that
you expect
from Snoozies!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Another Crafty girl in town

Our friend Heidi has added a lot recently to our community.
She is the owner and creator of
A lovely facility to host a party or meeting.
She also has designed a lodging space
she rents out. It is a home like loft in
She has the background and expertise
to create both spaces into
a wonderful place to host your
next party and provide
a comfortable place
to stay overnight!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fohawk's a winner in our book!

For all of you who are Shark Tank watchers you
saw these 2 women who own this company strike
out with the Sharks.
What they did'nt realize (the experts) is that
these women already were successful in
designing and bringing to market a product
that you apply to your helmet to get your
kids to wear one.
Kudo's to them.
Available here at the Crafty Maven.
We continue to support Women owned business.
You rock.