02 February 2011

Shops I Adore: For the Love of Joy

There are just so many gorgeous handmade shops out there that I want to start sharing some of my favorites with you. Those shops that catch my eye, make me happy, bring a smile to my face.

Simply, shops that I adore.


It isn't a secret around my house that I adore this shop! I have been hinting to my husband that I'd really love this in my favorite bible verse, Proverbs 3:5.

Anna's shop is truly filled with joy. The colors, beautiful pictures, and just gorgeous items, you can tell they are made with love and joy.

Interview with Anna:

What is the story behind your shop name?

For the Love of Joy is inspired by how I live my life. Every day I try to find joy in the mundane and routine. I like to bring joy to others by helping out or just having a conversation and asking about their day. I like to bring joy into my home with things that make me and my family smile. I guess I would have to say I am a joyful person. And my middle name is also Joy!

What inspires you to create?

I hate to sound cliche but there is no other reason why I create but for God. Everything I make I hope to bring Him honor and glory. It is because of God that I am able to create. I find inspiration from the Creator all the time. I know that this is His purpose for my life and I feel blessed beyond belief to fulfill it.

What can be found in your shop?

Right now I have coffee sleeves, mug rugs, camera straps, quilted boppy pillow covers, name pillows, scripture or quote pillows, and other fun pillows! There will be a couple of new products and designs in the shop soon as well.

What is one word to describe your work?


I don't think you're cliche at all, Anna. I too create to give God glory and am so inspired by your joyful spirit!



  1. Oh, I love this! The lovely colors, cheerful photos...off to check out the shop now! :)

  2. oh wow love that embroidered verse! its so beautiful!!!

  3. what an inspiring interview!! she does sound so joyful, and her handmade goodies definitely reflect that joy. i really love that love "mug rug"!

  4. Awww, this post was fabulous. Thanks for introducing us to this new shop!!!

    <3 Ashley
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

  5. oh my goodness i LOVE that embroidery hoop!!

  6. Great stuff. I love the coffee cozy and the camera strap!


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