Tell Us About Yourself and How You Got Your Start On Etsy

My name is Heidi Woodruff and my Etsy shop is "Everyday Cookies" (EverydayCookies). I hand paint signs, and specialize in custom signs such as wedding and baby shower signs. I've been selling on Etsy since I joined in March of 2007 and received my first (and prized!) order the beginning of May 2007. At that time I also sold my hand painted signs through eBay, but discontinued that after a few very successful years with Etsy. I also started blogging about that time, naming my blog "Everyday Cookies at Sweet Woodruff Acres". I decided to use the same name for my Etsy store.

Where Did You Get Your Shop Name
The "Everyday Cookies" came from a combination of several things. I love to make cookies, I collect cookie cutters, I felt everyday everyone needs some sort of treat--even if it's just one cookie, and I knew a little about computer language in that when you visit a site it leaves "cookies" on your computer showing where you've visited! Strange combination, but that's how I came up with the name.

Our Home Established Custom Sign

 What Does A Typical Day Look Like For You

A typical day for me begins at 6:30 when I get my first cup of coffee and settle in to spend time in the Bible. After my personal devotion time, I then spend time daily studying for a ladies Bible study I lead weekly. By about 8 AM I'm off to work in my home office, multi-tasking my "big girl job" (lumber wholesale) and my "delightful job" of selling, designing and painting signs. I also cut, mill and paint all my lumber sign blanks in our shop.

I Met My Prince Charming Custom Sign

If You Could Be Anywhere In The World For A Day, Where Would You Go

I love the life the Lord has led me and my husband through and to, and wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world but here at Sweet Woodruff Acres.

The Icing On My Cupcake Custom Sign

What Is Your Favorite Bible Verse

I'd have to say Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21 is my favorite passage! I do have Isaiah 40:31 posted on my blog: "But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."

Then We Had You Custom Sign

What Is Your Favorite Listing In Your Shop
I currently have over 50 signs listed for sale. When I click on some to feature I usually always include my custom family sign, which, when given as a wedding or anniversary gift, is always received with such happiness. It included an established date, as in the day of the wedding.

Custom Family Name Sign You Choose The Colors

Find Heidi On The World Wide Web At The Following Locations
EverydayCookies on Etsy
Everyday Cookies at Sweet Woodruff Acres Blog
Everyday Cookies and Handpainted Signs on Facebook

Comments (6)

On July 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM , Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! I love so many of the different sayings on your signs.

On July 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM , Heidi said...

Thank you, Miss J!

On July 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Nice to get to know you, Heidi.

Fun sayings!


On July 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM , Heidi said...

Thank you, Sue!

On July 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM , Cynthia Stevenson said...

Great introduction! Blessings to you and yours!

On November 29, 2016 at 12:34 PM , Florence said...

Heidi, I'm delighted to see your successful etsy shop. I still have my paper bag cow made at a LIFT meeting. The cow hangs in my log house kitchen. Love and blessings!