How did this all get started? husband and I have been married over 30 years and we have four adult children. Part of our family name is "Hart"...

When my husband's family was smaller and there were only 6 of them, his parents were raising cattle and they had a branding iron made with a heart and the number 6 at the bottom of the heart. As their family grew, they stopped using it. Several years ago, my mother-in-law entrusted the original 6 Harts branding iron to my husband and myself. It's a bit of family history that is special to me.

We live in Montana, and growing things, making things and "doing for yourself" is sort of a way of life here. I have always made jewelry, small water fountains, soap and body products and given them as gifts. There are very few crafts I haven't tried! Occasionally I have sold some of my products. When my children grew old enough to move out and start their own lives, I decided to try and open a small shop through Etsy. Now I have the shop through Big Cartel!

I take pride in offering quality products-whether I am selling an item or gifting it to a friend or family member-quality counts.