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.)? http://www.etsy.com/shop/cavecreekprimitives http://cavecreekprimitives.blogspot.com http://cavecreekprimitives.com http://www.etsy.com/shop/lauraohdesigns
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!!