Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Market

Today I want to introduce a relatively new shop that has joined Etsy. These adorable primitive creations are from Brenda of the Rusty Thimble. I am sure many of you know Brenda's work from her selling blog and newsletters, but when I find a shop that is new to Etsy I love to promote it.

All of Brenda's creations are hand sewn and I have had the privilige to own some of her precious treasures and the quality is top notch. Please take a moment and read the brief interview below about Brenda's shop on Etsy.

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 everyday 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?

Primtive Handmade items dolls, critters, tucks, makedos

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)

I hope you have an opportunity to check out these links to even more primitive items that Brenda creates. I know I have really enjoyed sharing her shop with you.....Happy Monday All!


  1. Thank you Jody for the feature.


  2. I too am new to etsy and would love any and all exposure I can get..I would love to be featured..;)

  3. Oh yes, Brenda's handmades are top notch, high quality. I have several of hers too and love love love them. She's also a very kind and helpful friend.

  4. Brends does such beautiful detailed work. Super feature.

  5. What beautiful work and a great feature! - Ilene

  6. Great article on Brenda. Her work is wonderful!

  7. I just love Brenda's websites and her wonderful creations! I was the fortunate winner of her latest giveaway and I can't wait to receive it! You can just tell that she loves her work and puts much love into each piece!


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