Monday, August 10, 2009

Marketplace Monday for the Olde Farmhouse Gathering group in Etsy!

Aren't these snowmen, santas and Christmas items GREAT! It takes a very talented artist to make such a variety of fantastic works of art! Where can you find such an artist? Well Etsy is filled with artists that have great talent and specialize in everything handmade! One group to reflect this wonderful talent is the Olde Farmhouse Gathering Team!

Welcome to Olde Farmhouse Gathering's first Marketplace Monday! Otherwise known as starting a new promotion where different artists are being featured in our blogs every Monday! This group is filled with very talented artists from painters to sewers, sign designers, many more crafts that are made by hand. The styles range from extreme primitive to shabby chic.

It was very hard to decide who to choose for my first shop to promote, since every artist is just so talented, so I dug right in and started with someone that shares a love of snowmen and Christmas items like I do! These items caught my eye and just had to feature the creator of the selection of items shown above! I hope you enjoy learning about this designer and looking at their items! First take some time and learn about the artist!

Her name is Shelia and her business name is : Snowman Collector

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 obviousļ 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.

**Come view more of her wonderful creations today! Be sure to wear your boots and a scarf before going to take a look. You just may feel a winter draft by just going in! Believe me it is a Winter Wonderland! Christmas and snowmen have never looked so good!

The link above will send you to many more creations that I'm sure you will just LOVE! Copy and paste this link into your task bar and Enjoy!

Be watching for a new upcoming artist next Monday for Marketplace Monday!

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