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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 down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Morning 9/14

Today I am going to feature two shops from the OFG team on Etsy.  The first is from Willowtree Treasures:
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?


My shop name is Willowtree Treasures. As a child I had a willowtree that was located in our back lawn. Every time the branches would float in the wind it seemed so magical to me. I thought some day ...if I looked hard enough... I may find treasures nestled beneath the moving of these branches.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

I have been on Etsy for a little over a year.

3. What type of items do you offer?

I offer items that range from extreme primitive to primitive with a touch of vintage appeal. I create dolls, doll lamps, pincushions, doll pins, hang tags, door greeters, shelf sitters and much more to aid in home decoration.

4. How long have you been crafting?

I have been creating for about 10 years. I started with primitive jar lamps surrounded by a layer of moss and silicone bulbs as the lighting source. When I began to sew I then began adding the half dolls to my lamp creations. I then graduated to full dolls, ornies and doll pins. My business branched out from there.

5. Who or What inspires you?

Life in general inspires me . The life stories people have to share of their triumphs and disappointments I also find as inspirational!
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

My favorite item in my shop is Annie and the Clairabelle cow. I found the construction of this set to be very challenging and did a lot of techniques for the first time! This project I truly had a hard time putting down until is was completed because of my interest in seeing the final product when it was finished!

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

Blog:

http://www.willowtreetreasures.blogspot.com/
Olde Primitive Sister's Marketplace:

http://www.oldprimitivesisters.com/shops/
FuzzB:

http://fuzzb.com/profile.php?profile=102660

Artfire:

http://artfire.com/users/Willowtree Treasures
also twitter and facebook

The second shop is from Valley Primitives

Kim makes some wonderful stitchery that are framed, hang tags, and towels.  Please check out her Etsy shop, and then her blog:
http://valleyprimitivesgiftshop.blogspot.com/

I'ts a great way of promoting other Etsyians as well as


giving your blog readers something new to look at:)

So Here's the Questions:

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

VALLEY PRIMITIVES

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

MARCH 4, 2008

3. What type of items do you offer?

HAND STITCHED FRAMED PRIMITIVE STITCHERY’S, STITCHED KITCHEN TOWELS,

HANG TAGS, PILLOWS, AND ORNIES.

4. How long have you been crafting?

I HAVE BEEN CRAFTING FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, I LOVE TO WORK WITH

MY HANDS. I’VE DONE STAINED GLASS, TOLE PAINTING, BEADED JEWELRY, AND

NOW I AM HOOKED ON STITCHING.

5. Who or What inspires you?

I AM INSPIRED BY ANYTHING OLD! I LOVE TO FIND THINGS THAT SOMEONE ELSE

IS THROWING AWAY AND GIVE IT A GREAT PRIMITIVE MAKE OVER. I HAVE BEEN

INSPIRED BY LOTS OF OTHER PRIMITIVE ARTIST MAKEOVERS AND THE WEALTH OF

IDEAS THAT THEY FREELY SHARE ON THEIR BLOGS.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

I LOVE ALL OF MY HAND STITCHED PIECES BECAUSE I FIND STITCHING SO

RELAXING.

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

I HAVE A BLOG http://valleyprimitivesgiftshoppe.blogspot.com/

MY ETSY SHOP IS http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5675144

WE ALSO HAVE A SMALL GIFT SHOP IN OUR HOME, CALLED VALLEY PRIMITIVES

GIFT SHOPPE.
 
Great shops to find great Holidays gifts and more.  Type OFG into the search bar at the top of the Etsy page to find more shops, shop with your favorite beverage, and your slippers.  Please remember that if you are going to ask for  a custom made item please leave enough time for the person to make it and ship it.  Everyone have a blessed day and enjoy your family!

2 comments:

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Thank you Rose for the great feature. I really appreciate it :0)
Kim

WillowtreeTreasures said...

Thank you so much Rose for making me a feature today! You did a GREAT job!