Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday August 17, 2009

Where did last week go? We have been enjoying a great summer till the last couple of weeks, and it is getting hot. This week I would love for you to visit Linda Foster at PrairieRose on etsy. She is a great and wonderful lady, and has some great hand made items for you to look at. Please check out the etsy mini I have for her shop, and also please check out the shop I featured last week.

What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name? The name of my shop is "PrairieRose". It has been my business name for a couple of decades now, I chose it because of all the wild roses that grow on the old farmsteads from years of yore.They are not only beautiful, but very hardy year after year.
2. How long have you been on Etsy? I have been on etsy for app 1.5 years now.
3. What type of items do you offer?
I sew and do decorative painting both. I offer a mixed bag of goodies in my shop. I love everything from Shabby to Folk and Primitive. I have combined my craft on many items. I seldom create the same item more than once. I love the uniqueness of each piece. 4. How long have you been crafting?
I have been making dolls for 35 yrs. now, and painting for almost 30 yrs.
5. Who or What inspires you?
I find inspiration everywhere. I am most fond of antique pieces. I love the Trash to Treasure items too. Each and every one presents a different perspective. I love painting on all the curves and corners rather than a flat piece. I love the challenge of it all.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Each new piece is my favorite. I have learned something new in the process of making it. I always try to learn something new on each piece I make.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
Right now etsy is the only place I am selling online. I have recently moved and have scaled back while I get the house in order. I am selling in three brick and mortar stores too. I am the list Mama of the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on etsy,and also do the OFG Blog.


Tins and Treasures said...

Hi, Rose,
You have a great start to your new blog. I will be back to visit again soon! Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

Judy said...

Your blog is lookin' great!! I'll be adding you to my favorites list and will definately be checking back.