Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Marketplace!

Aren't these signs adorable! Today for my Monday Market I am featuring Dee of Icehousecrafts
I have several of Dee's signs and I can tell ya they are all terrific. She has such a wide variety to choose from, and she does custom work also! Please take a moment and get to know Dee and her won't be disappointed!

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

My etsy shoppe is called Icehousecrafts. I choose that name as when I started selling and buying online we lived in an old farmhouse of which was once an icehouse for the farm that we lived on. The walls in the icehouse part of the house were 24” thick stone. The farm was established in 1905.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

I’ve been selling on etsy since February 2008.

3. What type of items do you offer?

Mostly on etsy I offer hand painted stenciled wood signs. I have also offered hand painted vintage pieces from time to time.

4. How long have you been crafting?

I’ve been doing crafts since I was a young girl...from crochet to macramé and finally to decorative painting. I’ve been painting fulltime since my middle son was a toddler so about 18 years for painting.

5. Who or What inspires you?

Customers are a great source for inspiration. They give you the framework for an idea and things just go from there.

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

I have to say my favorite things in my etsy shoppe right now are my ouija board sign and wrong answer sign. The ouija board sign because as a young girl I was fascinated with “how” it worked. The wrong answer one, well it’s just obvious from looking at it as to why! LOL!

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

Good Morning All!
I wanted to post a new addition to my Etsy shop! This is a trash to treasure item that I found several months ago, and am finally getting it finished! I totally forgot to grab a before photo, but it was just raw wood when I got it. My first thought was it would make a great remote control holder! Don't know about you guys but we have "gadgets" everywhere and with the two areas seperated by the handle, it would be perfect for controllers, cell phones, small note books, well you get the idea! It is so hard to find some of these neat storage solutions to fit into our prim homes, and I think this would be perfect for many things.

We are looking at snow, and more snow........this is the wet, heavy, perfect snowman building snow that we rarely get here. Hopefully this is the last of it, as I am about snowed out.....:) Time for garden planning, and seeing pretty flowers popping out of the ground. Don't know about you but I can't wait! Hope everyone has a great Monday.......I am off to paint!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I Am Having a Giveaway!

Good Sunday All!
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I have been wanting to do a giveaway for awhile now, so I am finally getting to it. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do, and as I was organizing shelves the other day I came across this tissue holder/trinket box. These were wonderful sellers for me, but I only have one left, and rather then offer it in my shop, I would love to give it away!

This giveaway is a thank you to all my wonderful followers. So if you follow my blog(old and new) leave me a comment on this page, for one entry. If you wish, you can post it to your blog, for another chance to enter your name in the hat.

This is a neat tissue box holder, with a small drawer at the bottom. It is the perfect size to hold rings, watches, or any small item you don't want to loose track of.

Due to the size of this piece, this giveaway is only open to the United States only. Wish it could be different but it would cost a fortune to ship it International.

I wil be drawing a winner on March 14th so be watching......:)