MotherlodeToad

Motherlode Toad Factory

Pioneer, California · 883 Sales

MotherlodeToad

Motherlode Toad Factory

Pioneer, California 883 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(331)

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 2017 Robyn Martin Motherlode Toad Factory.

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

My Daughter's Store: InMyOwnBackyard

My Granddaughter's Store: Lauren Ashley Ceramics
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurenAshleyCeramics?ref=pr_shop_more

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 5, 2017

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 2017 Robyn Martin Motherlode Toad Factory.

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

My Daughter's Store: InMyOwnBackyard

My Granddaughter's Store: Lauren Ashley Ceramics
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurenAshleyCeramics?ref=pr_shop_more

Robyn Martin

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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 57 years and I have 3 wonderful grown children and 9 Grands! I am truly blessed!
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Shop policies

Last updated on May 22, 2018
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.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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.
Payment
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 do not ship finished items internationally. Please Convo me with questions.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.
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!
Privacy
Motherlode Toad Factory Privacy Policy & Terms of UseThis Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Motherlode Toad Factory collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (“User”) of the www.MotherlodeToadFactory.etsy.com . This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Motherlode Toad FactoryPersonal identification informationWe may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address or phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users may refuse to supply personal identification information, however, it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.Non-personal identification informationWe may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.Web browser cookiesOur Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. 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We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.Third party websitesUsers may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. This document was last updated on May 22, 2018