Good Monday Morning Bloggers. I would like to introduce you to one of The Old Farmhouse Gathering's artists. Her name is Brenda, but in blogland and on Etsy she is known as The Rusty Thimble. I don't know if her thimble is rusty but it certainly is busy. To get to know her a little better I am sharing with you some questions that she has answered for an interview and showing some of her wonderful creations. Check out the side bar to find 2 fabulous giveaways that Brenda is offering on her blog. Is that generous or what? Please take note of the other places you can find Brenda listed at the bottom of this feature.
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
The Rusty Thimble
I come by the name honestly, I even had store named this in Texas. I ask my husband almost every day if you find something rusty today please bring it home to me.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Just a few months now.
3. What type of items do you offer?
Primitive Handmade items dolls, critters, tucks, make-do’s
4. How long have you been crafting?
I remember as a child making doll clothes and watching my mother sew. I made all of my own clothing in high school. I have made my creations and sold them since the age of 18 and I am now in my 50's. So I guess I could say I have crafted almost all of my life.
5. Who or What inspires you?
I get my inspiration from so many places. I live at a lake and love to go to the water and sit. I love color and all things I can get my hands on that are VINTAGE to use in projects. Old quilts are my favorite, my grandmother and mother always quilted. My mom is 88 and she stills quilts; that is enough to inspire anyone. I hope I am still doing this if I reach that age.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Right now that would be my Cone Rabbit. It is an original OOAK no two are ever alike. I often make this using old sheet music for the cones.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)