Saturday, November 28, 2009
Linda Foster also known as Prairie Rose has died. Linda was one of the team leaders at Old Farmhouse Gathering which is a group I am proud to belong to. It is a gathering of primitive and folk artists on Etsy. Linda was a if not the guiding force of that group. She will be missed by so many. Prayers to her family and the many people who will miss her so much.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
You just have to see the wonderful pieces of Primitive art at Vintage Keepsake Trunk!
They are so creative and will add so much to your home .
See these and more items from Joan at:
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
I chose this name because I like the idea of searching and finding an old trunk in the attic and opening it to find vintage time-worn treasures from the olden days.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Since March 2009
3. What type of items do you offer?
Primitive Folk Art handmade soft-sculpture offerings featuring Art Dolls, Home Decor, Holiday and Seasonal Decorations and Collectibles, all created with that time-worn look.
4. How long have you been crafting?
5. Who or What inspires you?
I was inspired as a youth by my Great Aunt and Grandmother that taught me to sew on an old Singer Sewing machine. My crafting really took off when I was injured back in my 30's in an accident and was left in chronic pain and forced to change to a sedentary life style. Creating is Therapy for me and helps me to forget the pain and I thoroughly enjoy it!
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Probably my Art Dolls. I love to dress them in vintage baby clothes from the 1920's and each of them comes out different with their own personality.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
PLACES TO FIND ME.....
Home of Vintage Keepsake Trunk.....
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The FirecrackerKid Primitives is having a wonderful sale!!
!!HOLIDAY SHOPPING SALE!!
20% OFF ON ALL ONE-OF-A-KIND WOODCRAFTS!
10% OFF ON ALL PRIMITIVE BOWL RACKS!
SALES RUNS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30
Find her Etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/firecrackerkid
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup Recipe
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2/3 cup minced peeled apple
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg, separated
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2/3 cup apple cider or juice
- 1 cinnamon stick (1-1/2 inches)
- Dash ground nutmeg
- Additional butter, optional
- In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in apple and raisins. Combine the buttermilk, egg yolk, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients. In a small bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form; fold into batter.
- Pour batter by heaping 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is lightly browned.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cider until smooth; add cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard cinnamon stick. Stir nutmeg into syrup. Serve pancakes with warm syrup and additional butter if desired. Yield: 6 pancakes (2/3 cup syrup).
Nutrition Facts: 3 pancakes with 1/3 cup syrup (prepared with reduced-fat butter; calculated without additional butter) equals 492 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 605 mg sodium, 101 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup published in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p31
Monday, November 9, 2009
The FIrecracker kids always has something to celebrate in her store. Wonderful workmanship and quality throughout all of her work. Take some time to look through her store for that perfect home accessory or Christmas gift. You will not be disappointed.
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name? Firecrackerkid Primitives. I chose this name, because I was born on the 4th of July, and my family always called me "the firecrackerkid". My father said when I was born I came out with a bang, jokingly of course. Plus it's Independence Day, and I really love my country, and my freedom so it all fits together nicely.
2. How long have you been on Etsy? One year and four months
3. What type of items do you offer? One-of-a-kind Woodcrafts and reproduction woodcrafts of different Early American dough bowl racks and furniture.
4. How long have you been crafting? Twenty years.
5. Who or What inspires you? The love of all things Primitive. Plus, the economy is what inspired my husband and myself to make our own Primitives. My husband is who inspires me, because of his hard work ethics, and the fact that he can do just about anything or any challenge put before him. He's a hard working man. A Jack-of-all-trades so to speak. He was a carpenter since he was a teenager, and even built our home along with several other homes locally. Pretty inspiring and impressive to me.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why? That would be our one-of-a-kind items. We like to come up with unique primitive woodcrafts that are appealing to others, and yet at the same time are functional in the home.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog) http://www.firecrackerkid.etsy.com http://firecrackerkid.blogspot.com/ http://myworld.ebay.com/carola_firecrackerbaby http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1817572815&v=wall&ref=name