Monday, August 3, 2009

Something new....

The first installment of "MARKETPLACE MONDAY"
(And, aren't you proud of me...I'm actually getting my first showcase up on "Monday")

Yep, every Monday I will be showcasing an artist from the OLD FARMHOUSE GATHERING Etsy group that I belong to. You will be able to read an interview of that artist, see an Etsy mini of her listings and find links to her other shops, blog and all the other places on the web that she can be found.

Today I want to introduce you to Carol, the original FIRECRACKER KID.
Even more that being such a talented artist, she is a real, sit back and enjoy!

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

Firecrackerkid Primitives. I chose this name, because I was born on the 4th of July, and my family always called me "the firecrackerkid". My father said when I was born I came out with a bang, jokingly of course. Plus it's Independence Day, and I really love my country and my freedom so it all fits together nicely.

How long have you been on Etsy?

One year and four months

What type of items do you offer?

One-of-a-kind Woodcrafts and reproduction woodcrafts of different Early American dough bowl racks and furniture.

How long have you been crafting?

Twenty years.

Who or What inspires you?

Well, the economy is what inspired my husband and myself to make our own Primitives to save on money. My husband is who inspires me, because of his hard work ethics, and the fact that he can do just about anything or any challenge put before him. He's a hard working man. A Jack-of-all-trades so to speak. He was a carpenter since he was a teenager, and even built our home along with several other homes locally. Pretty inspiring and impressive to me.

What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

That would be our one-of-a-kind items. We like to come up with unique woodcrafts that no one else has, and that are functional also.

You can also see Carol on Facebook.

Wasn't I enjoyed that didn't you? Don't forget to check in every Monday to see a new artist featured on my blog and now go to The Country Shopkeeper's blog and enjoy another Monday Marketplace interview.


  1. Great Interview! And Carol is just her shop!

  2. Love this idea. A great way to learn about the crafters!


  3. Hey Judy! This is really cool. I am still trying to set up my blogspot. Lots of techi stuff to learn. I would like to try and learn to do the mini and monday feature next week, but not sure how to do this. Any help would be great!
    Carolee ~ ArtPodStudios OFG Member

  4. Congratulations to Carol for the fantastic feature. I enjoyed learning more about her. Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

  5. Nice Showcase! This is a great way for me to get to know everyone :)
    Keep up the Good Work!


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