The shop named Craftily Creative has a large collection of items themed around the classic Halloween movie.
There is no denying that Halloween-themed movies are our favorites. One of these classic movies has to be the 1998 hit movie Halloweentown. The movie starred Debbie Reynolds and Kimberly J Brown as Marnie Pipe and it has been more than two decades but people have barely come out of the Halloweentown high yet. And now we have some news that might cheer you up. Actress Kimberly J. Brown from the movie Halloweentown owns an Etsy shop called Craftily Creative and it will definitely lift up your Halloween spirits.
The shop features a wide collection of items that is obviously themed around Halloweentown. In a conversation with Bustle, Brown said, "I started the shop about 5 years ago with my good friend Liz because we loved crafting together on the weekends and thought we’d share some of our projects. It started with gift tags, greeting cards, and custom paintings with different quotes, etc. Slowly people started requesting different quotes from Halloweentown on painted signs so we started carrying them in the shop.” Some of the popular Halloweentown items even incorporated the well-known and fan-loved quote from the movie: “Being normal is vastly overrated.”
While the shop initially started out selling gift tags, greeting cards, and custom paintings, it has now expanded into so much more. After she saw success with other formats, Brown turned the quote into a graphic tee. On Etsy, she explained that the iconic line was originally said by the late Debbie Reynolds‘ character Grandma Aggie and it is one of the best graphic tees we have come across. Brown said, "We’d listen to feedback from fans about what they’d like to see for new designs and incorporated some other fun ones."
Currently, the store has 75 items that you can buy and a lot of items feature Halloweentown quotes and puns. The store also included the “Halloween is cool” graphic tee and needless to say, it has been a big hit during the spooky season. Brown added, "It was probably our number #1 suggested design over the past year. People come up on the street and have me say it to them because they love it from the first Halloweentown film.”
Brown said, "Now we get suggestions all the time and the sweetest notes from fans thanking us for making our stuff and telling us what the movies mean to them. I have really loved getting to create with the fans over the years in our shared love for the movies. It’s also a way for me to kind of pay homage to the fans and these films that have meant so much to me and another avenue for me to keep creating when I’m not filming and working so we’ll keep creating as long as the fans will have us.”
In a conversation with PEOPLE in 2018, at Oregon’s Spirit of Halloweentown event, she spoke about her relationship with the late Debbie Reynolds who passed away in 2016 at the age of 84. She said, "We would hang out in Los Angeles. She had such a spark of fun energy, and she loved singing and making people laugh. She never wanted to stop doing it. She really showed me what a gift it was to be in that position to make people happy. She was such a warm, sparkly person.”
She concluded saying she will never forget how Reynolds kept the magic alive even when the cameras were not rolling. Brown recalled, "She was always wanting to have a good time and she loved keeping that fun, whimsical energy on the set. She was always wanting to have a good time and she loved keeping that fun, whimsical energy. She embraced every ounce of that grandmotherly type figure with a fun streak.”