Good Monday Morning Blogger Friends. Hope you had a wonderful weekend celebrating Mother’s Day. It’s Monday Marketplace time here at The Old Cupboard Door. I want to introduce you to Denise of Pioneer Loft and Ragbag Treasures. Denise is a fellow Old Farmhouse Gathering artisan. Her work spans several creative mediums and her Etsy shops are chocked full of these fantastic treasures. I am sharing with you an interview Denise did with the OFG group and some of the work you will find in her Etsy shops. There is a list of places Denise can be found on the WWW at the end of this interview. Enjoy your day.
What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
Pioneer Loft is my name. It's a name I came up with for my business years ago. We have a small farm and there is a plaque on the house that says "PIONEER HOUSE", since the house was built so long ago (1860). We have a barn, and I always had a liking of lofts in barns, so I put the two words together from that. (Plus I hope to have a store in our barn & loft one day!)
How long have you been on Etsy?
Since August of 2009
What type of items do you offer?
Mostly primitives, but some cottage items, too. I sew, stencil, and tole paint and my hubby makes small furniture with a prim finish. I love to make dolls the most, but do a lot of things from old quilts like table runners, candle mats, pillows, check book covers, ornaments & more.
How long have you been crafting?
I started sewing in 7th grade (that would be 1968) and made most all my clothes for years. When I stayed home after having my daughter in 1982, I did stitching crafts, but I didn't sell anything I made until later in the 80's. I also took quilting classes in 1987, but have only made quilts for personal use.
Who or What inspires you?
God. (Also seeing other great handmade prims!)
What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Dolls & bears. I just love to create character & life out of fabric.
Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
I sell on ebay infrequently, my user name on ebay is thepioneerloft.