Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In a new Treasury!!!!!

Woke up this morning to find my hearts were in an Etsy Treasury.!!

To see them please visit

Thanks to jesse jewels hand made with love
You can see her shop at:

Thank you!!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

WOW !!!!!! What a giveaway!!!!

Check this one out---just found this wonderful artist!

Whimsical and fun things at

Looks like a real fun giveaway and would brighten up any home during this long cold winter!!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Old Farmhouse Gathering Market place Monday!!!!

For those who are lucky enough to live on farms (in my opinion) it is the time of year to plan the garden, vegetables and herbs, and also order the chicks for the year. We usually purchase our egg layers from the Amish but raise our other birds from day old hatchlings. When I saw this wonderful product from Betty, I just had to share. I see it and think of warmer weather and I think that will be appreciated in all parts of the country this year.

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

I have three Etsy shops.

Tomorrows Treasures for the patterns I design. My business name is Bette's Tomorrows Treasures but it had to be cut down to fit for Etsy.

Thrifty Notions is where I sell supplies and some vintage items.

Handmade By Bette is my newest shop for handmade items.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

Two years.

3. What type of items do you offer?

My own patterns, supplies and vintage items and a variety of handmade items including purses, hot pads and feedsack pillows.

4. How long have you been crafting?

I was taught to knit and crochet at a very young age and learned to sew at 16.
I started my business 20 years ago.

5. Who or What inspires you?

I am a trend watcher. I love trying new things and sometimes it is an old craft done in a new way.

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

My favorite medium to work with is recycled jeans. My favorite item is the embellished recycled jeans purse I designed recently.

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

Etsy Shops:

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another giveaway!!!!!

Time for another Giveaway! To Brighten your Valentine's Day...My Primitive Vintage Valentine Postcard Cupboard Hanger.

From HArvest Moon Primtives please go to:

It is a wonderful prize and someone lucky ( maybe me) will win it!!!!!

Good Luck

A great give away from Irish COrkie Primitives

Irish Corkie Primitives is offering a great giveaway and you can see it at:

I really hope I win this won. I am so ready for spring!!!!!!!!!

See details at:


Thursday, January 7, 2010

A New e Pattern for Valentine's Day!!!

Oh so much fun and great for Valentine's Day or as an extra special gift for that someone special any time of the year!

Delightful strawberries made from muslin and hand painted. There are three to a set and they look as if they had been dipped in white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Then I swirled complimentary shades of chocolate colored paint to give them that gourmet look! These measure 4 inches wide and 4 inches tall, excluding the natural stem. The paint used for the chocolate makes them look as though they were truly dipped in chocolate and then swirled with other types of chocolate. A hang tag accompanies them that reads "sweet Strawberries 5 cents.

Comes with complete instructions, diagrams and photos-sewing and painting instructions.

Fun for any time of the year.
Find them anywhere I sell my products. You can also click the photo on the side of the blog and purchase it from PatternMArt.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

OFG Market Place Monday!!!!!!

Every Monday the fine folk artists and crafts people of Old Farmhouse Gathering feature a fellow member. It is an honor to be a part of this group and I am happy to feature today the great work by Judy Bailey of Foxglove Folkart.

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
I have had the name of 'Foxglove Folkart' for about 12 years or so now, ever since I began to sell my hand painted items. The reason I chose Foxglovefolkart' way back when, is because I love gardening, and Foxgloves are a flower I just love, but never had much luck with. Well, if I can't have the flower every year, I got the name ,lol!
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Ummmmmmmm, for about a year or so.
3. What type of items do you offer?
I offer my hand painted and usually one-of-a-kind items. Everything from Shabby Chic Roses to Prim crows and Salt Box Houses. I like painting different styles, and I love painting on glass!
4. How long have you been crafting?
I've been crafting since I was a kid. I learned to sew in school, fell in love with that and ever since have made my own and others clothing. I have also at one time or another, done ceramics, macrame, embroidery, doll making, cross stitching, played with Polymer Clay (Sculpy), and I still am an avid knitter and crocheter. I also used to do A LOT of quilting, and still have a fabric stash to prove it,lol! I need something to do with my hands when watching the 'boob tube' at night with hubby. I taught myself to paint about 13 years ago, soon after a car accident. I'm an x-truck driver by profession, but after the accident, I couldn't drive my personal vehicle any distance, let alone the Highway trucks we used to own. One day, I don't know exactly where, or when, I saw some decorative painted ornaments, and I think it may have been in a magazine I seen them in, but I was intrigued. Since then, I've bought tons of pattern books, paints,packets, brushes, supplies, and my own scroll saw and sanders. I was worse for bringing home new power tools than my husband!!! ANyways, since learning to paint, it's been my main focus and a source of added income for us.
5. Who or What inspires you?
There are a few designers I just love,which include Terrye French, Ros Stalcup, Renee Mullins, Holly Hanley, Renee Mullins and more. But I've also created my own designs from time to time. As for inspiration, I suppose leafing thru my paint magazines or pattern books makes me drag out the brushes. But in general, I can't point a finger to anything definitive that inspires me, and I can't say I'v ever given it much thought, truth be told.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
I would have to say my Sap Bucket Angel is my favorite. She is my own design, and done on a 're purposed' maple syrup sap bucket. Painting on used items is a hand down fav of mine!
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
Just in 2 local shops. One is a make-your-own-wine shop, and I sell my hand painted wine glasses there. The other is seasonal, and called 'Cabin Savy', and located near Bala Ontario. One of the KEWELEST gift and garden shops around!!

You can find her items at:

Thanks for looking!!!!!

Hugs Barb