MotherlodeToad

Motherlode Toad Factory

California, United States · 736 Sales

MotherlodeToad

Motherlode Toad Factory

California, United States 736 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(309)

Announcement   Primitive, Whimsical and Fun Folk Art. OOAK and Patterns for you to make your own Whimsical Folk Art and decor with my original copyrighted designs.

I am a proud member of an Etsy Team called The Old Farmhouse Gathering.We are a talented, professional group of artisans who create everything from primitive, folk art, cottage, and whimsical handmade items, with an old fashioned flair!
Please search--OFGTeam-- to see all their wonderful work.

We can also be found at http://oldfarmhousegathering. blogspot.com .


I am also proud to be a member and Leader of the Etsy Team Handmade and Heartfelt Artists. This is a team of totally handmade Artists who are gathered together to promote one another and share in our love and laughter. To see some of the groups wonderful handcrafted creations, search Etsy for: TeamHAHA.



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© 1981 to 2016 Robyn Martin Motherlode Toad Factory.

Please check out my blog at: www.motherlodetoad.blogspot.com

My Daughter's Store: InMyOwnBackyard

and my other store: ToadSongHollow for destash and sale items.

Announcement
Last updated on May 1, 2016

Primitive, Whimsical and Fun Folk Art. OOAK and Patterns for you to make your own Whimsical Folk Art and decor with my original copyrighted designs.

I am a proud member of an Etsy Team called The Old Farmhouse Gathering.We are a talented, professional group of artisans who create everything from primitive, folk art, cottage, and whimsical handmade items, with an old fashioned flair!
Please search--OFGTeam-- to see all their wonderful work.

We can also be found at http://oldfarmhousegathering. blogspot.com .


I am also proud to be a member and Leader of the Etsy Team Handmade and Heartfelt Artists. This is a team of totally handmade Artists who are gathered together to promote one another and share in our love and laughter. To see some of the groups wonderful handcrafted creations, search Etsy for: TeamHAHA.



☆:*¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆:*¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆:*¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆:*¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆:*¨¨*:★:*¨¨*:☆:*¨¨*:★
© 1981 to 2016 Robyn Martin Motherlode Toad Factory.

Please check out my blog at: www.motherlodetoad.blogspot.com

My Daughter's Store: InMyOwnBackyard

and my other store: ToadSongHollow for destash and sale items.

Robyn Martin

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Robyn Martin

Soft Sculpture Large Barn Owl
US$165.00
Leaf Table Runner with Soft Sculpture Worms
US$48.00
Soft Sculpture Baby Crows in Nest
US$30.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(309)
Tina Gillenwater

Tina Gillenwater on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

She arrived safely today and I love her as much as her sister crow. They are hanging out together getting into mischief. She is awesome!

Elaine Capps

Elaine Capps on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this crow! Well made & very cute. It shipped fast & arrived safe & sound. Thank you Robyn.

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About

My Motherlode Toad Factory

Nestled in the historic Sierra-Nevada Foothills the Motherlode Toad Factory is delighted to have you share in the “Contagious, Creative Insanity” that flows out among the love and laughter within.

My name is Robyn Lee Martin and I was given a wonderful legacy of a lifetime love of fabrics and sewing by my Grandmother Evaretta, an avid seamstress and quilter. I have been creating and designing my entire life (which is a lot of years). I am totally self-taught. I started painting murals professionally for an interior decorator in my early teens and was an enthusiastic, prolific painter in both oils and acrylics for several years.

One of my favorite memories was getting a blue ribbon at the Los Angeles County Fair in 4th Grade for a finger painting. To top off the Blue Ribbon, someone actually bought the painting. Once I achieved the wonderful title of “Granny” (nine times) in later years, I decided that ladders and Grannies do not mix very well and I retired from Mural Painting.

I have always loved sculpting with Paper Mache and really enjoy mixing up my own paper pulp. My studio is my laundry room. I have an abundance of cupboards, large Formica counters and linoleum floors to help contain my many and varied messes.

The largest project I have attempted (so far) was a float entry that was a life-sized baby dinosaur. He had an armature of my husband’s entire Toyota Pick-up truck underneath. The next year the truck became a Covered Wagon pulled by an eight foot Monarch Butterfly. Fortunately, (for the truck and my husband) the parade was canceled the following year!

My inspiration comes from the "Creative Muse Gene in Overdrive" I was born with. I come from a long line of very creative excentric women. I have more ideas and things to make than years left to create them. My Artistic style is best described as “Eclectic Creative Insanity” it varies minute to minute.

Several years ago I owned and managed two gift stores in the Santa Cruz area of California and taught a class for grade school children in San Jose called "Letting Your Inner Artist Out."

Besides Paper Mache, I now am creating and sculpting all kinds of critters from muslin. They are sewn, sculpted and then painted. Many of my designs are now available E-Pattern format so others can enjoy making them too.

The Motherlode Toad Factory is quite appropriate, in that I live in the Gold Country of California and at any given time, I am generally surrounded by toad, frog and other critter body parts waiting to be assembled. I have been married to my very patient and understanding husband for 54 years and I have 3 wonderful grown children and 9 Grands! I am truly blessed!
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Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2014
I hope you enjoy my whimiscal creations and they bring a smile, a little sunshine and laughter to you! My environment is smoke-free, but I do have a cat named Hemi that wanders in and out of my studio. Upon completion, my creations are boxed to keep them as clean as possible. If you have any questions about my items...please contact me.

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I prefer Paypal.
I would prefer instant payment.I do expect payment within 7 days of transaction.
I will only ship to the verified address on
PayPal to ensure the PayPal Guarantee for both parties.
Please remember when you place an order on Etsy, you are entering into a direct transaction and personal relationship with an individual seller
Please keep me posted with Convos..
Shipping
I will ship items as stated and often the next work day, excluding Holidays. Most will be shipped with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance.

I will ship internationally. Please Convo me first before buying so I can quote you a postage rate to your location and change the listing accordingly.
Postage is not refundable.

I will only ship to the verified address on PayPal to ensure the PayPal Guarantee for both parties.I ship to the address you have submitted to Etsy. If you need shipment to another address please Convo me before purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because of the nature of my handcrated creations, I do not accept returns. PLEASE, if you should have a problem with an item, contact me within 48 hrs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Copyright Policy:

I am confident that you will respect the "Creative Insanity" and many hours that have gone into the creation of my products and patterns. As a reminder please note all The Motherlode Toad Factory patterns, and their concept are protected by copyright. It is acceptable to make items from these Patterns for personal use and gifts, and small amounts for boutique and Craft Fairs. It is unacceptable to mass-produce the finished product or resell the printed patterns.

I do not normally accept special orders. Feel free to Convo me with your request. I am generally working on the next season of items in multiples and have a hard time backing up to make just one of whatever!