Thursday, July 2, 2015

Feature of the Week Ravens Bend FolkArt

This Week we would like to Introduce to you Sharon

In Sharon's own words:

My name is Sharon Wittke and I live in the beautiful Shawnee Hills of southernmost Illinois, and my studio window overlooks a peaceful pasture where longhorn cattle graze.

I begin each day with a paintbrush in my hand. I’m a self-taught decorative artist, and my painting style is a blend of na├»ve, narrative and folk art with a touch of whimsy thrown in for good measure.

Using acrylics, I paint my original designs on a variety of surfaces. Wooden bowls and plates, chairs, three legged stools, cheese boxes, and antique kitchen utensils are among my favorite items to decorate. I scour local antique and resale shops for odd or interesting items to paint. My favorite subjects are Halloween, Christmas, other holidays, and scenes of rural life.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Feature of the Week Dark Forest Folk Art

This week we would like to introduce you to Darla 
Darla gave up being a Nurse to be a stay at home mom 
and do what she loves. She creates some wonderful folk art pieces

In Darla's own words

"I Love nature and the outdoors, my artwork is my passion and I let
Natural things inspire me.
I am the mother of three lovely children and a Wife
Every day I say Thank you for the blessings I have been given"

Visit her on Etsy 

Friday, May 22, 2015

This Week's featured shop is Romaland Woodcrafts

This week we want to introduce you to

Born and Raised in Springfield, Tennessee on a dairy farm by wonderful, 
Godly Parents who taught her the important things in life. Charlotte was an English Major in College. 

In Charlotte's own words

I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, 
to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

wonderful hand painted items
as well as Patterns if you are a painter yourself

Thursday, May 7, 2015

This Weeks featured member is Valley Primitives Stitches

This week we want to introduce you to 

You will notice on Kim's photo's below from her ETSY shop
there is a price with a line through it, that folks means she
is having a Sale, so be sure to visit her on etsy 

 Sharing Kim's own words
I opened my Etsy shop in 2008, but I have been creating for a long time. You could say I am a "Jack of all Trades" and master of none :) I have enjoyed the art of stained glass, tole painting, jewelry making, and now stitching.

I find hand stitching to be very relaxing and rewarding. It's also very easy to pack up and take it wherever I am going. All of the pieces that I sell are Hand Made by Me.

I have been blessed with a great talent to make things with my hands and I find great joy when others love what I've made as much as I love making them.

Kims' stitching is so Perfect
so many great gift's for Mom

She has a Sweet sidekick named Jack :)

We hope you will visit her shop

thank you for dropping by today
Every Thursday we feature a Member of our team

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Meet Fran The Bagg lady

Today we would like to introduce you to Fran Boggs
Otherwise know as The Bagg Lady 76

Fran Creats one of a Kind items made from 
upcycled, recycled, repurposed, vintage, rusty
thrifted and found or antique items !!

Farn started creating at a very young age, in her own words

I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am an only child and a free spirit! When I was little I played a lot with what we had around our house. My Mom was a single Mom and always worked. Grandma took care of me. Grandma grew up on a farm and always used what she had and would stretch things out. I learned at an early age to recycle, up cycle, re do and repurpose. I was always gonna save the earth!! I learned to hand sew at an early age from her too. Hand sewing takes you back to a more simple time and I mainly hand sew all of my items that I create.

You can find Fran on her business page on Facebook here

Visit with her on Pinterest Here

And read about her ventures here on her BLOG

We are delighted that Fran is a part of our team
Be sure to CHECK out her ETSY shop and see what she has for Sale

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday's Featured shop Cozy Expressions

Good Morning today we would love to introduce you to

But before I go into the regular introduction I want to share 
with all our readers, that Cindi is the Co Captain of FAAP
She is an amazing leader and donates so much of her time
to help our team.
Thank you Cindi for all you do

And we can not leave out her Hubby because they are a Team
He creates Original Metal creations and Cindi creates great fabric
and Wood items

Cindi was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA
Also know as Christmas City of the USA

She has owned her own shop and like many closed it and
then moved on to online selling

She has a wonderful giveaway going on on her page

to find some sweet handmade creations

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday's Featured Shop Buttons in the Attic

This Week we would like to introduce you to Karen Barbera 

Karen is from Nevada

She started creating at a very young age
Her Grandma taught her needlepoint at the age of 6 
And she began sewing at the age of 7

As Karen grew older she branched out into many mediums
Including Knitting, Crochet, Counted Cross Stitch
Rug Hooking, and even making cold process soaps