Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another Appliqued Pillow and a great Giveaway!

I can't seem to stop making things with flowers!!!! I just added this pillow to my Etsy shop It measures about 8 1/2" by 6" and the appliques are made from 100% wool!

You also need to stop over at The Old Farmhouse Gathering blog and sign up for the giveaway! 25 members of the team have donated an item and the giveaway value is $400.00!!!

You can find the link on my sidebar here to the right ! Click on the OFG button below the slideshow and it will take you to the blog. You will need to scroll down to the post made on Feb 4th or the Feb 12th and leave a comment! The drawing will be done on March 1st for the lucky winner!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Spring Fling Celebration has begun on Etsy!!! The OFG Team has been busy creating some new Spring items to help with those Winter blues!!! Stop by Etsy and type OFGSFC into the search bar to see all of the creations. This is one of my entries for the celebration.......... a mouse in a 4" reproduction yellowware bowl with his tiny little wooden eggs.

I'd like to introduce you to another member of the OFG Team in this weeks Monday Marketplace! Meet Sheila Brent from Snowman Collector! Sheila is a lover of all things snowman. She is inspired by the primitive country style and likes the relaxed comfortable feel these items add to your home! She says if her work brings a smile to someones face she's met her goal.

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
The name of my shop is SnowmanCollector and if you have a look around you will see that the reason I chose that name is because I have developed a great love for all things Snowman!
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
I have been on Etsy only since April, 2009. I am fairly new but am learning more every day and loving it!
3. What type of items do you offer?
I offer mostly seasonal items ¡V stuffed snowmen, santas, ornies, etc. I also have a few wreaths and wallhangings mixed in to keep it interesting, both for those looking at my shop and for myself as a crafter.
4. How long have you been crafting?
I have been crafting for close to 20 years. I started doing quilting and things just kind of evolved. I started doing local craft shows about 10 years ago. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to branch out a little but didn¡¦t know how or where (I live in a very rural area) and then I discovered Etsy!!!
5. Who or What inspires you?
What inspires me? Everything! There are so many ideas floating in my head, I will never do them all. Plus there are so many new things I want to learn, like rug hooking.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
I can't pick. Usually whatever I am working on at the time is my favorite item.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
At the moment I am only on Etsy. But I am trying to overcome my fear of CyberSpace and hope to at least be on Facebook shortly.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Appliqued Flower Garden Pillow!

I just finished up another pillow pattern titled "Flower Garden"! You can purchase it in my Etsy shop. I'm running a special this week for my blogging friends!!! Purchase this pattern and get my "Spring Blessings" pillow pattern free. Just type "Blog Special" in the comment section of your order and receive the two patterns for the price of one. Purchase it here!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Monday Marketplace with Harvest Moon Prims!

My this week has flown by! It was a snowy weekend here in our part of PA and when it finally stopped around lunch time on Saturday we had almost 2 feet! My muscles are a little sore today from all the shoveling but it sure is pretty!

Today I would like you to meet Marilyn Tirelli from Harvest Moon Prims . Marilyn has been crafting for many years and her work is incredible. I really like these two candles in her shop and check out the cute little chick bowl fillers!

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
My Etsy shop is Harvest Moon Prims....Nothing is prettier or more magical in Fall...than a big ole Orange Harvest Moon....So when I was thinking on a name for etsy...that came to mind...

2. How long have you been on Etsy?
I have been on Etsy for over a year but illness made me unable to do much with it until recently.

3. What type of items do you offer?
Handcrafted stitchery, prims and needfuls.

4. How long have you been crafting?
For as long as I can remember..but professionally for over 25 years.

5. Who or What inspires you?
My Dad who was a wonderful floral designer was my biggest fan,and always was proud of what I created. Sadly he passed away four years ago,but I know he is smiling down on me saying..I am so proud of you!

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
hummmm...thats a hard one..Usually my sticheries are my fav.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
I also have a website

My blog:
On Ebay as harvest-moonprimitives

Friday, February 5, 2010

I was in Wool Heaven yesterday!!

Oh gosh ladies!!! If you are anywhere near Chambersburg, PA you must make a trip to WoolWorks located at 240 Grant St in Chambersburg! They are open Monday - Wednesday 10:00 to 4:00 and Thursday from 10:00 to 10:00! Come on a Thursday and bring whatever you are working on! You can sit, hook, chat and relax! It's so interesting to see eveyone's piece of work!
Linda the owner and Kathy are so helpful and sweet!!! They will answer all your questions and help with anything you need! You can find some of Kathy's work in her Etsy Shop and on her blog Rugs of Mine... In time.

One other sweet gal I meet was Joanne and you can see some of her work on her blog Snippets & Scraps of Mind! She travels over 2 hours to come to the shop!

Check out these pictures of the shop..... enjoy all the wool, the rugs on the walls, old cupboards, drysink, patterns, books!!!! Oh my..... it is Heaven!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Pattern and Monday Marketplace with Kris from PaintedKreations!

Greetings from a chilly day in central PA!!! Hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend!!! Still dreaming of Spring!?!?

I finished up the pattern for my new Spring pillow and now have it listed in my Etsy shop! I'm working on getting some kits put together with all the supplies you need to start stitching! Believe me....... you will be hooked after the first one!

Monday Marketplace with the Old Farmhouse Gathering Etsy Team
This week I would like you to meet Kris Gadbury from Painted Kreations! Kris is a very talented lady and I'm lucky enough to have one of her Gingerbread Ornaments which I received last year in an ornie swap. It also came in the cutiest little handpainted box! Enjoy reading her interview and please stop by her Etsy shop and check out all her work!

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
Painted Kreations........chosen because I paint. The K in Kreations because of my name starting with a K and I wanted to be original.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Since February of 2008
3. What type of items do you offer?
I have handpainted items on a variety of surfaces. I paint in different styles, and also create and paint my own gingerbread designs.
4. How long have you been crafting?
Probably 25 years, more so in the last 10 years, being involved in craft shows and such.
5. Who or What inspires you? I use painting as a stress release, inspired by designers such as Terrye French, Maxine Thomas, Monika Brint, Renee Mullins, etc.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
The angel tub with bath the soft colors and lavendar scents

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)