Yesterday I had the great pleasure of attending a taping for a Martha Stewart Etsy Show!
The entire hour is about Etsy and included are interviews with Etsy’s vice president of marketing, Matt Stinchcomb & Etsy’s merchandising specialist Emily Bidwell, an all-Etsy fashion show (with handmade, vintage, kid and pet items) and two crafting how-tos by Etsy sellers. There was also a segment where random sellers from the audience got selected to plug their shop, which was very exciting. I wasn’t one of the lucky ones, but my friend Caroline from newhopebeading was! We all got giant swag bags at the end of the show and generally had a blast. The film crew also photographed everyone individually and said they will put us on marthastewart.com along with our shop links.
The show airs on Thursday, April 26th at 10:00am and 2:00pm & Friday, April 27th at 1:00pm on the Hallmark Channel.
This week I have begun releasing my newest designs for 2012, starting with a collection of spun cotton Valentine ornaments. Each of the ornaments below is a handmade original design by Old World Primitives.
These spun cotton ornaments are dressed in festive shades of pink and red for Valentine’s Day – or any day of the year.
Time got away from me this busy holiday season, and I never got a chance to post all of my newest designs for fall and Halloween before it was time to start working on orders for them. So now that I have already started working on Christmas versions of the two primitive dolls below, I figured I should finally post their Halloween versions first.
This is a reclining primitive Halloween cat doll, dressed in a black witch hat and a black cheesecloth scarf. Look for her in a Santa hat in my Etsy shop later this week.
And this is primitive Halloween moon wall decoration wearing a black witch hat. I envisioned him as a Halloween man in the moon, but some think he looks like an old crone, which I can see too. S/he will also be in my Etsy shop wearing a Santa hat later this week.
The ornaments pictured above are my newest spun cotton and spun glass designs for the 2011 holiday season. I am now working on another batch of Halloween primitive dolls – a black cat, a witch cat, and a witchy moon. More spun cotton Halloween ornaments will be added next week, and perhaps a Halloween paper doll or two.
Meet Frederick Bunworth.
Frederick is my newest design, a primitive folk art rabbit doll. He has a cloth body and a paper + chipboard head and neck. Frederick is demurely awaiting spring.
Frederick has joined the gaggle of spun cotton and chenille ornaments in my Old World Primitives Etsy shop.
More new designs are in the works this week!
I am happy to report that nearly a month into 2011, I am sticking with my goal to be more productive this year! Pictured below are all of the new creations that I have added to my Old World Primitives Etsy shop since my last post. I am on a roll and I plan to keep going!
This week I am working on adding new spun cotton ornament designs for spring 2011 to the Old World Primitives Etsy shop.
More to come in the days and weeks ahead.
Time to fit in one last blog post before 2010 is gone. This year seemed to pass by in a whirlwind – why is it that time seems to keep speeding up more and more with each passing year?
There were so many things that I wanted to post about during the 2010 holiday season, but I just couldn’t seem to find the time. I definitely have some new year’s resolutions in mind regarding advance planning, time management, organization, and simplifying for 2011.
I have so many new ideas for dolls and ornaments to make that I have been itching to get back to creating again. Most of the 2010 Christmas season was spent filling orders for existing designs, so I am getting started on new creations for each holiday much earlier in 2011! I am also going to be releasing dolls and ornaments in new techniques and styles – paper dolls and needle felted ornaments. The first of my new creations for 2011 are pictured below – many more to come soon!
I am also pleased to share that my spun cotton snowgirl ornament was featured on page 21 of the Winter 2010 issue of Celebrate365 magazine. Pictured below are both the cover of the Winter 2010 issue and the page including my feature (which you can click to enlarge).
If you haven’t visited Old World Primitives on either Etsy or ArtFire lately, here is an update to show my newest creations – a set of chenille Old World Santa ornaments in shades of brown and tan, a set of spun glass Christmas ornaments, and a spun cotton cat figure on a candy box.
A new set of Christmas kitties are available now from Old World Primitives! I think they are my favorite set of cat ornaments that I have made yet.
I also realized that I never posted the new set of black cats (for Halloween – or any time of year!) here on this blog yet, so they are also pictured below. They have been available in my Etsy shop for a few weeks now.
Both sets of ornaments are available at either my:
or my brand new:
Both online storefronts allow you to shop my entire inventory, with the main difference being that my ArtFire shop allows you to buy in larger quantities without requesting a custom listing. ArtFire also does not require you to register for an account in order to make a purchase.