BlueRidgeMercantile

Handmade Folk Art & Primitive Crafts

Virginia, United States · 491 Sales

BlueRidgeMercantile

Handmade Folk Art & Primitive Crafts

Virginia, United States 491 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(270)

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Elaine Capps

Elaine Capps on Apr 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this primitive pony! Handmade by a very nice lady, is even better than appears online. Truly a one of a kind. It was very well protected for shipping, arrived safe & sound in only a few days time. Thank you Sharon, well done!

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Handmade crafts from the heart!

I've always enjoyed making things, especially from materials that would otherwise end up in the trash. I've used a lot of old farmhouse wood in my projects from a dairy farm in Bedford, Virginia. Most of that wood is used to make signs, animals and bases for animal pull toys. I also use a lot of natural twigs for my pompom flowers. There is never a shortage of those in the yard!

I don't really care for the mass produced, fresh off the assembly line look. I try to make each item unique, no two exactly alike. If the patterns are similar, I will change things up a bit by using different embellishments, fabric or paint color to create one of a kind crafts. I also love creating odd and whimsical crafts that always make me smile, from start to finish.

Please keep in mind that my most of my crafts are for decorative use. Although I do create a lot of toy like crafts, they are not meant to be used as children's toys. They are made with us "big kids" in mind! I hope that you will find something that puts a smile on your face and brings back wonderful memories.

I was very fortunate to have several of my original handmade projects published in Create & Decorate magazine a few years ago. It was a wonderful "how to" magazine with primitive, folk art and rustic crafts that included full size patterns and instructions to complete the projects. I really appreciate the opportunity to share those projects through Create & Decorate magazine. Thanks so much Beverly and Noelle! I've also had a set of my pompom flowers published in a baby shower album, with photos taken by Irving Photography in Denver, CO. They specialize in wedding and engagement photography and do such beautiful work. Thank you Ariel and Matthew for that wonderful opportunity.

Thanks so much for visiting Blue Ridge Mercantile!
Sharon

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