Katy’s Creations is now ‘Handmade Escapade’!!

Jul 4, 2012

What’s in a name??

Quite frankly – a lot.  I opened my store back in October 2010 without any inkling of a notion that I would still be here today, making things for my people.  When I opened that little Etsy store, I had no idea what the handmade artisan world was even like.  And here I am almost two years later, with a lot more knowledge, experience and big ambitions.

I don’t mind being my brand, I just wanted to have room to grow.  And with all of my time (and money spent shopping!!) on Etsy, I’ve realized how many people have their stores named just like I did.  “Callie’s Creations”.  “Created by Kate”.  You name it, I was just another “girl’s name” store.  And I’ve been wanting to rebrand for quite some time now.

I’ve been dragging my feet about it but have finally made the leap: Handmade Escapade.
Tagline: “an adventurous, unconventional act”  {It’s the definition of ‘escapade’ and I found it fitting for the things I create.}

There are big hopes for me and the future of my brand and I am looking forward to my new name being listed on just about everything I can think of.  Tags are the biggest thing for me.  I wanted something that even men would be willing to wear around on their heads.  The name “Katy” doesn’t scream manly to me….unless your name is Katy and you are a man.  Haha.

My new logo is what you’re going to be seeing on my goodies from now on!!  I chose the signature glasses that I have constantly on my giant noggin while I crochet and create – I thought it was fitting.  And of course: PURPLE! 🙂

Horizontal (glasses)Horizontal (quote & glasses)Vertical (glasses)Vertical




So, I hope that you can help me transition nicely.  Here is some information to help you along:
Website: www.HandmadeEscapade.com
Etsy Store: www.HandmadeEscapade.etsy.com
Email: katy@handmadeescapade.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HandmadeEscapade

I will have things set up to automatically forward from my old info to my new info for a while, so things aren’t too lost in cyberspace.  I’M SO EXCITED!!!!  Thank you for believing in me and allowing this change to push through.  I love you all so stinking much!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.



How to Open Digital Cut Files in Silhouette Studio (PLUS 4 Free Schitts Creek Downloads)

Happy New Year, ya Wild Bunch!  I thought I'd kick off 2021 with a little video tutorial AND a four-pack of free digital cut file downloads.  Not a bad way to party into the new year, am I right? I'm a huge fan of creating digital cut files for you, but...

It’s My Turn to Take an Elfish :: FREE Schitt’s Creek / David Rose Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Happy mid-December, Wanderful friends!  I totally had intentions of sharing this weeks ago, but I've been hit with the holiday to-do list and it got delayed a bit.  Without further ado, let me hook you up with my newest free digital cut file.  I think...

Sublimation Printing 101 | Sublimating Coasters

I'm thrilled to be bringing you my first "shared" project for dye sublimation printing on the blog today!  I saw these coasters at JoAnn Fabrics the other day and immediately was overcome by my impulse purchasing ways. Cricut has been pushing their "Infusible...

Come, We Fly! :: FREE Hocus Pocus Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you had to ask me to name my favorite Halloween movie, I wouldn't even hesitate to tell you that it is HANDS DOWN, no questions asked, Hocus Pocus.  Honestly.  Isn't it everyone's favorite Halloween flick?  So. Freaking. Good. I've been on a super...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Like many others, I've been struggling with the news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I'm stuck in a moment of wanting to mourn the death of such a vital, powerful female figure in US history....and also living in fear of what's to come with the...

We Can Sew It! :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

It's no secret right now that there is a massive shortage of PPE in every hospital and care facility everywhere.  It's also well known that the CDC is now calling for everyday people to wear masks when they go into public -- to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in...


Fabric for Pirates :: January 2021 Reveal

AHHHHHHH.  I am SO EXCITED to get to reveal's this month's Fabric for Pirates shipment!!! Judy and I were a little nervous about our pick, because it's a print with a little bit of a wild side to it.  But we were also STOKED to send it out....because it's freaking...

Fabric for Pirates :: December 2020 Reveal

It's the official reveal day for Patterns for Pirates' fabric subscription service: FABRIC for Pirates!  It feels like I've been waiting for F-O-R-E-V-E-R to show you what I made!  Because I love it so much! The fabric we chose for this month is a ribbed sweater knit...