Monday, September 14, 2009

Marketplace Monday and today I'm featuring two amazing artists and their Etsy shops!

Hello all! Today is Marketplace Monday again and I will be featuring two fantastic artists from the OFG Team today! Isn't it twice the fun when you can learn about TWO artists and take a look at their creative creations from their more than noteworthy Etsy shops? At the end you will have double the fun of being sent to BasketbyRose's and Valley Prims shops and will see even more of what the OFG members have to offer!

The first crafter is amazing with her creations of making handmade baskets. Rose Clawson weaves her magic into every creation she makes and can do some amazing things with those abilities. Weaving baskets is not an easy skill to learn but with her skill you would think she had been doing it all of her life.....and actually I think she has!LOL Would it be any wonder with her ablitity to work her weaving into pretty challenging shapes! NOW this is talent! I picked out some of my favorites for you to see and you too will be in awe of her talent!

Not only is Rose well known for her weaving skills and her noteworthy baskets...she is talented with her sewing skills as well! She has the most beautiful quilts, candle mats, table rugs, pumpkin stacks, cute vintage ornaments and her prim stitcheries that would be perfect for your home! Her talents are many and is respected amongst her fellow crafters for her range and abilities! Meet Rose's shop now and see some of her wonderful creations!















































Want to know more about Rose? Here is some information to help you meet the artist behind the crafts!

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

My shop name is Basketsbyrose My name is Rose and I weave baskets. To easy!

2. How long have you been on Etsy?
I have been on Etsy a little over one year.

3. What type of items do you offer?
Hand woven baskets, quilts, stitchery, and some other items that I love to make.

4. How long have you been crafting?

I started sewing at age 5, made my wedding dress many many years ago. In 2008 I made over 150 baskets for my sons wedding.

5. Who or What inspires you?
Everyone inspires me I love to look at the work everyone does.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Now it would be the mantel basket or the broken dish quilt with all the colors. Early this year it would be the sunflower baskets, but I’m happy to say that I sold them.

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

http://basketsbyrose.artfire.com
http://basketsbyrose.com



Visit her shop today and see how she can meet your home decorating needs!

Basketsbyrose Etsy shop link:
http://www.basketsbyrose.etsy.com



The second artist I have to feature is Kim Orcutt. I can't believe the handstitching this gal can do! What a shop and what a talent! She can do stitcheries that are just so beautiful and prim that you will just want everything in her shop! I have to admit...I wouldn't be any good at handstitching anything! It takes a great amount of patience and you have to be very skilled with knowing certain stitches and it takes a special person to carryout this craft and do it well! Kim is one of those people and you just have to see her work! I love everything...but my heart really went with the wonderful towels! You know how much stitched things like this are in the store? Most of all of this stitchery today is done by machine....not by hand to boot!! Kim has that certain something that just wants you to keep coming back to see more and more! Go once and I'm sure that she will have just what your looking for to top off that perfect prim look of your home!Take a peek into the world of Valley Primitives and her shop of stitchery creations!
































Now learn about the owner of Valley Primitives and find out about the person behind her art!

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.


Valley Primitive Etsy shop link:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5675144

(copy and paste this link into your taskbar and see how this shop can meet your home decorating needs!)


Is there anything that she can't make into a beautiful work of art? I love this shop and I think you will too!Go to her shop today and see Kim's world or primitive stitcheries today!


Come back next Monday for another featured shop(s) from the Etsy Team of artists!

Put OFG in your search bar and enjoy ALL the art that make up the OFG Team!

4 comments:

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Deb,
Thank you so much for you kind and thoughtful words!
Kim

Linda ~~PrairieRose said...

Very nicely done Deb! You have truly honored these two fantastic artists!
Hugs
Linda

Carol said...

Hey Deb! Very nicely worded, a very nice read. Very complementary to lovely ladies. Thanks for doing such amazing features on these gals. They sound like hard workers at their crafts. Bless them:) firecrackerkid!

WillowtreeTreasures said...

I'm glad that I have pleased the OFG team and did them justice! Everyone that is part of OFG are by far the best artists around in the primitive world and can't give them enough credit for what they do and how they do it! I am proud to say that I am in a group that encompasses such passion and talent and am proud to call myself a OFG team member along side of ALL the, ladies and men, that make up this great group! Thank you for your comments! Deb