I am a Canadian girl with a passion for yarn, music, reading, and anything craft-related.
Why did I choose the name “Maple Heart Crafts”? Well, truth be told, I didn’t at first. When I first started thinking of names for my business, I came up with “Crihana Creative Arts” as a tribute to my husband and our married life together. As time went on I decided that I didn’t really like the name, not because I don’t like my husband, because it sounded way too formal and cold to me. My next name change was “Minuet Designs” because I wanted something to represent my musician side as well as my desire to design and create. I later found out that there’s a business in my town called “Minuet Design” and my name was too close to that. After many failed attempts at coming up with names, I enlisted the help of my good friend Deazel. We sat down on Facebook together and started brainstorming names. We probably went through at least twenty different combinations of names before “Maple Heart Crafts” was born. I fell in love with the name firstly because I am a true Canadian girl. My heart belongs to Canada and it always will. The maple leaf is symbolic of Canada and we also have some of the best maple syrup around! Thinking of maple syrup also reminds me of the candy you can make by pouring the syrup onto the snow. I’ll teach you how to make it sometime! The “crafts” part was a little harder to come up with. What word could I use that would pull the whole phrase together? I wanted something with a warm embrace. Something that would portray a warm and cozy feeling, like the feeling you get when you’re in a log cabin drinking hot chocolate by the fire while dressed in your favourite winter sweater. I also wanted something that would encompass all of the items I could make. If I named it “Maple Heart Crochet” and started knitting and sewing more, the name wouldn’t be a clear representation of what I was trying to do. “Creations” would have been an excellent word to use, but it just didn’t seem to have that home-like and cozy feel to it. After a lot of thought, and some word play (“Maple Hearts and Crafts” was another contender), we decided to stick to “crafts” instead. Thus, the title was born.
Here at Maple Heart Crafts, I know how important it is to stay warm during those unpredictable winter months while still looking stylish. My woven goods are meant for those chilly days. Whether you’re outdoors all day long or just out for a casual walk, whatever you’re doing, whenever you’re doing it, be warm with Maple Heart Crafts.
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