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Monday, February 27, 2012

Meet the Firecracker Kid!!

 
Meet one of my favorite people in blog land!  The Firecracker Kid (aka Carol)!
Her and her husband Tim do some of the most fabulous wood working that I have ever seen!
And they are the nicest people you could ever hope to met.  One day when we go back to Michigan I am hoping to take a drive to Ohio to visit them!!
So with out further ado please meet Carol and Tim!

1. Name of your business and how you got your name?
Hi ya folks! My name is Carol and I'm the Firecracker Kid of Firecracker Kid Primitives. Yep, you guessed it, I was born on the fourth of July and that's where our business name hails from! Married to my soul mate, Tim, for 33 years and counting. We produced two wonderful children. We love the Lord, our family, which includes all of our rescued kitty kats, and our humble abode built by Tim.


2. How long have you been in business?
We've been on Etsy since March 30, 2008, but have been making primitive country woodcrafts for over 25 years.  
 
 3. Who or what inspires you?
Some of my inspiration comes from the woodenware and furnitures of the olden days. Also, I inspire myself and try to create unique woodcrafts like our one of a kind rolling pin keeps, rolling pin/dough bowl keep, rolling pin/dough bowl/cubby keep and so on and so on. Oh, and the good Lord gives me inspiration. Plus the need to pay the mortgage.  

4. What is your creative style, primitive, country, folkart?
 Mostly country style I would say. Tim makes all of our woodcrafts without patterns, which makes them one of a kinds in a way, and puts his touch or signature, so to speak, to each of them. Occasionally I'll even try my hand at Folk Art, now Tim... no way! No Folk Art for you!
 5. What medium do you use in creating, clay, fabric, altered art, wood etc.?
 We use mostly wood and paints to make our one of a kind wood crafts, in different styles like primitive, country, shabby and cottage. We do our best to show that great attention is given to quality and detail of our woodcrafts, all handmade in our wood shop by our hands for good folk's homes. I also dabble in fabrics and altered art when the mood strikes me. I try, I really do.
 6. What are your links?
Thanks for stopping by and go see all that Tim and Carol have to offer!
Enjoy,
Barb

10 comments:

  1. Good morning Barb!Great introduction for Carol and Tim.They are certainly talented and kind people.Have a great week.Hugs,Jen

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  2. I love the 'Kid' and Timmy's work! Can't wait to own a piece for my own!!!
    Vicky

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  3. Great feature Barb. I love so many of Carol and Tim's items.
    Donna

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  4. Carol and Tim are great designers and craftspeople. Great feature, Barb.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  5. Great feature on "The Firecracker Kid". I keep saying I am going to head down there and do some shopping from the work shop, LOL. They do some incredible things.
    Warm Wishes,
    Kim

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  6. Hey, that's me! Thanks so much Barb. It's nice to be featured on Monday Merchant.
    Carol

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  7. Great feature on Carol and Tim. Their woodworks are amazing! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Firecracker Kid Primitives has the coolist rolling pin /bowl holders that I have ever seen. I need to get a collection started so I can purchase a piece to display in my kitchen! Great business to highlight Barb! :)

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  9. Wonderful feature on Carol and Timmy, I have many of their pieces and a wish list that is far too long LOL
    Thank you for sharing Barb
    Hugs
    Brenda

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  10. She is truly talented and does some wonderful things! Nice post on her.

    Jody

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Thanks for taking the time to share your commments!!
Enjoy your day,
Barb