Monday, March 15, 2010


Good Monday Morning Friends,

Today I am featuring Brenda from the Rusty Thimble for my OFG Monday Market Place featured artisian.
Brenda has been on Etsy for only a few months and has the most adorable items in her shoppe.  Brenda answered a  few questions so you can get to know her and what she offers:

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

As you can see, Brenda is one busy are a quick peek of a couple of items from her Etsy Shop:

Please a take a few moments and go and see all the wonderful offerings Brenda has.
Remember to type OFG in the Etsy search bar to see all the other wonderful artisians of OFG.
I just want to thank everyone who has signed up so far for the giveaway!!
I can't wait until Saturday to see who the lucky winner will be!
Have a wonderful and blessed day friends!



  1. Very nice feature! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey there did you get my email? my little sister hasn't got her signs yet and it has been a you have a tracking number so I can see where it is? thanks Gina

  3. Oh yeh, I'm a fan of The Rusty Thimble. I sure hope Brenda is feeling better. Carol

  4. Love Brenda's work! Great feature!

  5. Enjoyed this article on Brenda. Had to chuckle when she stated to her hubby "if you see anything rusty, bring it home." Now a lot of us wives would like the hubby to bring home flowers ! LOL

  6. Thanks for the feature. Her work is always splendid. Love that skate.