It has been brought to my attention (more than once) that the name of my blog is hard to pronounce and all-around bizarre…Fair enough! Allow me to explain to you why I chose the name that I did...
Once upon a time… a beautiful princess named Shannon was born.
The queen thought and thought and thought until, one day, she decided she would combine two, family names to make the perfect middle name for her fair (and I mean, fair…this princess burns when a flashlight is pointed at her) princess. She combined her maiden name, “Dalby” with the maiden name of her mother, “Hoyland.”
But how was she to decide which name would be suitable for a beauty such as Princess Shannon? She narrowed it down to two names…”Dalland” and “Hoyby,” pronounced “Hoy-bee” (ok, so Hoyby was never actually in the running and was just a joke between the king and queen, but how lame would this story be without it…its sort of a big deal). When Princess Shannon was brought back to the kingdom, the king proclaimed her to be named “Her royal highness, Shannon Dalland Beaver!”
As Princess Shannon grew up, she made the dastardly mistake of sharing her almost-middle-name with her evil step-cousins (alright…legit, first cousins who she loves to death, but still…). The cousins taunted her mercilessly about the name, referring to her only as Hoyby for years...
So she started a blog named Hoyby Crafts, featuring her crafts, as well as the crafts and handmade item of others. The cousins knelt at Princess Shannon's feet and begged for forgiveness for their unkind remarks. Princess Shannon graciously forgave them, in exchange for their recipes and crafty ideas..
And they all lived happily ever after… :0)