Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some new "Spring" things!!!





More Spring "treasures" for your viewing pleasure! The sun is shinning brightly here in PA and the squirrels are romping in the trees which is nice to see but open the door and you are hit in the face with some mighty cold air! January is almost over and soon it will be Spring!
I have added the Spring Chick on the bedspring and the two new mice to my Etsy shop.






Monday, January 25, 2010

"Spring Blessings" Pillow and Monday Marketplace with Farmers Attic!


A new pillow for Spring to help with those winter blues! I've combined my favorite hand work which is stitchery and applique to create this 6" by 8" pillow. I will be donating one of these for the OFG Spring basket giveaway.....more information to follow for entry.












Monday Marketplace with OFG!!!
I would like to introduce Lucy Galgano from The Farmers Attic! Look at the wonderful Valentine creations and the black bunny.......................he is so cute!!!






1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
lucy43g a.k.a. The Farmer’s Attic. (Need to open a new shop with the name Farmer’s Attic!)

2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Since December 20, 2007 but only really started adding items to the shop in October, 2009


3. What type of items do you offer?
We have a variety of items from home décor, primitives, vintage, fabric, quilts, pincushions, holiday, seasonal, handbags, heirloom items, etc.

4. How long have you been crafting?
I think I have been crafting all of my life. I learned a lot of sewing at a very early age by watching a dear lady sew clothing and curtains while she babysat me over the summer months. I also taught myself to knit in the car after visiting and watching a relative in North Carolina. On the way home to New Jersey, I had two rattail combs and some yarn that she gave me and I learned to knit during the long car ride home. I think I was about 9 or 10 at the time (I’m now 51!)

5. Who or What inspires you?
Fabric, fabric, fabric. I love the textures, colors, feel and flow. Also, lots of magazines and books (I’m a book hog!) and now I have the internet!!!!!!!!!


6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
I love my pincushions. There’s just something about them that make me happy. There is such a variety out there today and I want to have one of everything!!!

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
My webstore went live in September, 2009 and can be found at www.farmersattic.com. I don’t yet have an Ebay store but I do sell under my username: thefarmersattic. I’m also fairly new to the blogging world and I think I’m addicted  You can find me at www.farmersattic.blogspot.com














Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Marketplace!

Meet Dee Beeg from IceHouseCrafts! You must check out her blog to see booth pictures from a big 5 day show she did in December! WOW......amazing! Here is a sampling of Dee's work.... I think you can find a sign for every occasion or holiday of the year!
Interview with Dee:
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
My etsy shoppe is called Icehousecrafts. I choose that name as when I started selling and buying online we lived in an old farmhouse of which was once an icehouse for the farm that we lived on. The walls in the icehouse part of the house were 24” thick stone. The farm was established in 1905.


2. How long have you been on Etsy?
I’ve been selling on etsy since February 2008.

3. What type of items do you offer?
Mostly on etsy I offer hand painted stenciled wood signs. I have also offered hand painted vintage pieces from time to time.


4. How long have you been crafting?
I’ve been doing crafts since I was a young girl...from crochet to macram√© and finally to decorative painting. I’ve been painting fulltime since my middle son was a toddler so about 18 years for painting.

5. Who or What inspires you?
Customers are a great source for inspiration. They give you the framework for an idea and things just go from there.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
I have to say my favorite things in my etsy shoppe right now are my ouija board sign and wrong answer sign. The ouija board sign because as a young girl I was fascinated with “how” it worked. The wrong answer one, well it’s just obvious from looking at it as to why! LOL!

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
http://www.icehousecrafts.blogspot.com/
www.artfire.com/users/icehousecrafts
www.stores.shop.ebay.com/icehousecrafts__W0QQ_armrsZ1
http://www.icehousecrafts.etsy.com/

Sunday, January 10, 2010

An Itsy Bitsy Creation and Monday Marketplace!

This summer I found these tiny food color jars at our church yard sale! I guess you could say I have a thing for little things! LOL I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them but yesterday I decided to fill them with this wonderful dried tansy! I wanted to keep the lids with the jars so I attached them to the top of the jar with hemp. The total creation stands about 3" to 2 1/2" tall!

Monday Marketplace

This week I would like you to meet Deena Davis.... another member of the OFG Etsy Team! Deena creates the best high resolution graphics on the web! Here is a sample of some Valentine tags she has in one of her shops! Be sure to read her interview and check out her other shops!http://www.etsy.com/shop/ewenmeprintables






1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
I have two etsy shops.
ewenmeprintables - I sell my printables there and
ewenmegraphics - I sell etsy shop and blog banners there

2. How long have you been on Etsy?
I started in August, 2007

3. What type of items do you offer?
Digital and printable craft projects. All can be easily downloaded and printed on demand. I also sell etsy shop banners and other graphics.

4. How long have you been crafting?
All my life. I can't remember a time when I wasn't crafting.

5. Who or What inspires you?
Everything!! LOL Sometimes just seeing something while I'm driving my kids around will spark an idea.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Probably my printable feedsack logos. They're what I originally started with when I first started making printables.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog).
ewenmeprintables.com
ewenmeprintables.etsy.com
ewenmegraphics.etsy.com
ewenmeprintables.artfire.com
alteredstuff.blogspot.com







Sunday, January 3, 2010

Monday's Market Place






In an effort to promote our Etsy Shops, the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team will be introducing members of the team every Monday on our blogs! This will give you a chance to learn more about us and what motivates our love of crafting.








This week I would like you to meet Joan from Vintage Keepsake Trunk! Check out the Valentine treasures she has created!



Stop by her shop and check out all her creations! http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageKeepsakeTrunk


1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
www.vintagekeepsaketrunk.etsy.com
I chose this name because I like the idea of searching and finding an old trunk in the attic and opening it to find vintage time-worn treasures from the olden days.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Since March 2009

3. What type of items do you offer?
Primitive Folk Art handmade soft-sculpture offerings featuring Art Dolls, Home Decor, Holiday and Seasonal Decorations and Collectibles, all created with that time-worn look.

4. How long have you been crafting?
35 years
5. Who or What inspires you?
I was inspired as a youth by my Great Aunt and Grandmother that taught me to sew on an old Singer Sewing machine. My crafting really took off when I was injured back in my 30's in an accident and was left in chronic pain and forced to change to a sedentary life style. Creating is Therapy for me and helps me to forget the pain and I thoroughly enjoy it!

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Probably my Art Dolls. I love to dress them in vintage baby clothes from the 1920's and each of them comes out different with their own personality.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
PLACES TO FIND ME.....
Home of Vintage Keepsake Trunk.....
http://www.vintagekeepsaketrunk.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7050167
http://vintagekeepsaketrunk.blogspot.com/
http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/vintagekeepsaketrunk
http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&seller_id=32731
http://wsoapp-vintagekeepsaketrunk.blogspot.com/
http://vintagekeepsaketrunk-soatp.blogspot.com/
http://www.123websiteservices.com/~craftsho/craftbooth588/index.php?x=99&y=37