Monday, October 12, 2009

ANother Fun Market Monday for OFG!

OFG is a wonderful group of artisans that I am happy to be a part of.

Today I am happy to share the artistry of Willowtree Treasures.

Extreme Primitive  Witch Pumpkin Head Doll Shelf sitters  OFG Team
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:  Olde Primitive Sister's Marketplace:  FuzzB:  Artfire: Treasures   also twitter and facebook

Take a peek and enjoy the treasures that are offered at Willowtree Treasures.

Hugs, Barb

Monday, October 5, 2009

Scarecrow Time!!!!

PRIMITIVE SCARECROW See Photo for New Fabric for Shirt with Crows, Rusty Wire and Bells, No Crowz Sign OFG Team

Etsy shop of the week is: Pioneer Loft.

The item is described as: I made this scarecrow for a customer. It is smaller than my other one listed, but decided to post this for sale, but will make one like it when you purchase. It will NOT be exactly the same. The shirt will be out of the red & mustard flannel plaid that I've taken a picture of and added to the photo set. I'm in the midst of making this extra scarecrow, but since it's not done yet, I wanted to show you what the shirt will be made out of (I will photograph and replace this one with the exact one as soon as it is finished). Primitizing will definitely come out differently on each scarecrow, so even that part won't be exactly the same, but very close. Please allow three days for me to make and ship your scarecrow. I may have him done in less, but just in case I want to give myself plenty of time to make him for you.

Lots of primitizing to be just PERFECT for you! The approximate measurements are 13.5" tall, 12" wide from tip to tip on the sticks for arms, and 13" round in the body.

This sale does not include the berry pick shown, or anything other than the scarecrow and items attached thereto that are in the photos.

He looks perfect and would be simply fantastic as a centerpiece decoration throughout the entire fall season!

Hugs, Barb