January 23, 2012

Monday Merchant Circle From PAFA

Please state your first name and that of your business. 
Laura.  Cave Creek Primitives.
 How did you get your name? 
I named it after the area in Kentucky where we live.  There's a real 
Cave Creek,not far from our home in the Daniel Boone National Forest. 
There are also lots of caves around here.  It seemed to fit nicely.
How long have you been in business? 
I've been sewing and crafting most of my life, but I seriously started 
making primitives about six years ago, I think.  I didn't open an Etsy 
shop until 2010,and then it was Cave Creek Studio.  I changed it 
later when I decided to  
focus on just primitives and folk art.
Who or what inspires you? 
I receive inspiration from so many things - Nature, my own dogs and cats,
other artists, and living in this area. I also have a pretty weird 
imagination - sometimes new ideas just pop into my head from nowhere.
What is your creative style?
Probably a mixture - I seem to be developing my own style as I go. 
I rarely plan ahead or use patterns - more often I just get an idea, 
then figure out how to put it on paper and make a pattern I can use. 
I never know where a design is going until I work on it - then it sort 
of creates itself and I just follow along.
There have been several designs that I've completed that I still don't
have patterns for. I'm working now at making patterns that I can release
at some point. 
What medium do you use in creating?
Muslin fabric - by the bolt.  I have another shop, LauraOh Designs
and I save all of the fabric scraps from that to use 
for stuffing. I rag-stuff all of my primitives. I also use cheap
cotton sheets for stuffing.I make my primitive stain, and I 
also sometimes use paints and other finishes.
I use a lot of vintage buttons too - I have thousands of them all over
the place in tins and jars. 
explain here if you would like to about your business and what you
make and sell 
I have my own studio building, and I absolutely love what I do. 
I am so thankful that I can do this full-time too.  My husband is 
a musician,with his own studio too, so we each work at home and we 
are truly blessed. I give away a lot of my work to friends and 
neighbors.  I am most happy when something I've created makes someone 
else smile.
What are your links (list your etsy shop, eBay, web site, blogs etc.)?
Laura's having a Giveaway RIGHT NOW on her blog so run over
using the link above and sign up for her ADORABLE cow! Better yet, 
DON'T and save it for me!!


yorkie's primitives said...

Great feature on Laura Vicky! I love Laura's creations!! Hugs, Valerie

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

Great feature artist! Love Laura's primitives! ~~Annie

Barb said...

Thanks for the feature on Laura!
What a talented gal she is!!!
I enjoyed getting to know more about her.

basketsbyrose said...

Great feature and a very talented lady!

TheRustyThimble said...

Great feature on Luara LOOK at that spider I love it!!!


Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great feature Vicky, I love learning more about the artisans I admire! Love Laura's creations, she is a very talented gal. Thanks for sharing this great interview :O) Deb

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What terrific prims, Laura. Thanks
for having the interview, Vicky.

Donna said...

Great feature on Laura. Vicky. Love her work.