Monday, December 7, 2009


Each Monday, I'll be featuring a member from The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy. These are some very talented artisans who create everything from Primitive to Shabby Chic, with an old fashioned flair!

This week it is truly my pleasure to introduce to you my fellow OFG sister, Shiela of SnowmanCollector
Below is a sample of her work and you can see everything on Etsy at:

~INTERVIEW with Shiela~

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

The name of my shop is SnowmanCollector and if you have a look around you will see that the reason I chose that name is obvious. I have developed a great love for all things Snowman!

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

I have been on Etsy only since April, 2009. I am fairly new but am learning more every day and loving it!

3. What type of items do you offer?

I offer mostly seasonal items ¡V stuffed snowmen, santas, ornies, etc. I also have a few wreaths and wallhangings mixed in to keep it interesting, both for those looking at my shop and for myself as a crafter.

4. How long have you been crafting?

I have been crafting for close to 20 years. I started doing quilting and things just kind of evolved. I started doing local craft shows about 10 years ago. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to branch out a little but didn¡¦t know how or where (I live in a very rural area) and then I discovered Etsy!!!

5. Who or What inspires you?

What inspires me? Everything! There are so many ideas floating in my head, I will never do them all. Plus there are so many new things I want to learn, like rug hooking.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

I can't pick. Usually whatever I am working on at the time is my favorite item.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

At the moment I am only on Etsy. But I am trying to overcome my fear of CyberSpace and hope to at least be on Facebook shortly.


I am a lover of all things 'snowman'. I am inspired by the primitive country style and like the relaxed comfortable feel these items add to your home! If they bring a smile to someones face then I have met my goals.I find inspiration everywhere. Maybe nothing will inspire me for weeks and then all of a sudden I will see a random thing and think “Hey, I could make that into …” or “Wouldn’t that look great if I …” Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t.


  1. Wonderful Monday Market! Thank you for doing this for the OFG Team!

  2. Sheila makes the nicest snowmen and other Christmas decorations. I like them! Thanks Joan:)

  3. Wonderful feature Joan! I love Sheila's snowmen!