Monday, February 27, 2012

Merchant Monday Circle Featuring Kim of The Barn Hollow

Hope you all had a great weekend! It's Merchant Monday and I am featuring Kim. Kim is the owner of the Etsy Store The Barn Hollow. Kim lives in Ohio. She has done several local craft shows, listed in Country Folk Art Magazine and in Country Sampler. Kim even had one of her patterns featured in Country Woman Magazine in 1998, even made the cover!! When she lived in Tennessee she found an ad in the local paper looking for consignment vendors for a craft shop in Gatlinburg. Kim drove up to meet the owner and was hooked!! Providing creations to his store for almost five years. Kim says it was wonderful.
Please read on to find out more about Kim.

1) Your first name and Name of your business *and how you got your name*

My name is Kim and my business name is The Barn Hollow. I love old barns, the treasures they hold
and the history behind their doors. When I found the graphics I currently use for my blog and website
the name just seemed to fit perfectly.

2)How long have you been in business

I have been creating for 30+ years. in the late 80's and early 90's, my business name was The Country
Cottage. After taking a few years to step away, I restarted my business as The Barn Hollow in 2011.

3)Who or what inspires you

I am inspired by anything and everything. I seem to get most of my ideas for new designs after going
"antiquing". There are so many different shapes, colors, textures and fabrics that you can't help but be inspired.
I never leave the house without a sketch book. We make several trips to Tennessee to see our grandchildren and
for some reason I come up with some of my best ideas while tooling down the interstate.
I also design quilt blocks, and get so many of my ideas for those in nature. Last summer I
put in my first garden in almost 20 years and designed a set of six blocks all based on my garden.

4)What is your creative style, primitive, country, folkart

My creative style is a combination of primitive, country and folk art. I love them all and try to
create items that will appeal to all of my customers. I am however, creating more primitives lately, I just
love the simplicity of their design.

5)What medium do you use in creating, clay, fabric, altered art, wood etc.
explain here if you would like to about your business and what you make and sell

I create the majority of my items using fabric. All of my items are hand made by me. I am a
perfectionist and take extreme pride in everything I make. We all work so hard to make a living
and hope for that little extra to buy ourselves that something special. I strive to make sure that
my customers' hard earned money is well placed when they purchase something from me and that they
are please with their "something special".

6)What are your links (list your etsy shop, eBay, web site, blogs etc.)

My Etsy shop:


  1. Kim's work is great! Great post, Donna!

  2. Kim does a beautiful job with her treasures and has some adorable patterns. Love her shop! Nice post, Donna!

  3. Gosh, this was so sweet of you. Thank you so much for featuring me and my Etsy shop.
    Warm Wishes,

  4. My fellow Ohio State Buckeye is an awesome artisan. I loved learning Kim's history. She's been around doing this for a long time to get to be the best at it :o)

  5. Wonderful to get to know Kim better and her work is fabulous. Thanks for sharing Donna!

  6. Great feature on a very talented lady.

  7. Great feature on a very talented artist! Love that bunny with a straw hat! Hugs, Valerie

  8. Kim is a perfectionist and a super talented artist... It shows in her pieces. Love her work! Great post Donna! :)

  9. Wonderful feature on Kim

    Thank you Donna for sharing

  10. Nice feature on Kim. Enjoyed learning more about her and her creations.