Friday, October 24, 2008

Brand New Newsletter !!

YES!!! We have moved out of Bravenet with our newsletter. We are now all set up and sent off our new Newsletter Oct 15th. We hope our members enjoyed it with word games, resipes, and news !!

Anyone one is welcome to join it drop by our website at Crafters Peddler Village.

Oct 15th 2008 Giveaway





From: Prim Silicone Bulb Shoppe




From: Prim Silicone Bulb Shoppe





From : Silicone Bulb Shoppe









From : Ragdollz











From : Pairie Girl Boutique





From : Six Peas in a Pod








The following items being shown are from our Oct 15th 2008 Big Giveaway. Thank you so much for your donations Girls !!! You can visit these site by clicking on the name linked to there website. They all have some awasome primitive items. If you would like to see when our next drawing will happen or join to have a chance to win drop by our Giveaway Page

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Word Scramble Oct 15 Answers !!

Winners of the Crafters Peddler Village October 15th Giveaway !!

Prairie Girl boutique winner : Pamela Lynch / Back in the Day Primitives
Six Peas in a Pod winner : Keelee / Sassy Soaps N Such
Silicone Bulb Shoppe winner : Andrea Carrier / Crows Nest Primitive Shoppe

Word Scrable Game October 15th Newsletter

By: Michele http://www.sugarplumcountrycottage.com
Black Cat alkcb atc
Halloween eohlnalew
Autumn umatnu
October cborote
Ghost tsgho
Gobblins ibogbsn
pumpkins upmnspki
witch htwic
chocolate acohltcoe
Candy Apples daycn splape
Haunted House eahutnd ohsue
Falling Leaves lfianlg evslae
Pine Cones enip encso
Cob Webs cbo sbew
Trick or Treat itcrk ro atret

October Newsletter Recipe

Donated by : Cheryl (Crafty)

Triple Fudge Brownies

1 pkg. (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix1 pkg. (18 1/4 oz) chocolate cake mix2 c. (12 oz ) semisweet chocolate chipsConfectioner's sugar (optional) Prepare pudding according to package directions. Whisk in cake mix. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 15"x10"1" baking pan.Bake at 350 F for 30-35 mins or until the top springs back when lightly touched. (Optional: Dust with confectioner's sugar.)Yield: 4 dozen

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Augs 2008 updates

We would like to update our readers with the CPV. This summer and been very busy for both of us ( Judy and Shawnette ) with both our personal lifes. Shawnette is recovering from her cancer treatment and doing well but still recoving ... please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Judy is still adjusting with taking over full time care with both her parents in her home. This has been a major adjustment for her and her family with both her parents illness.

This has not slowed down the CPV staff in advertizing and promotions it just has taken alittle more time to ad new ads and thank you all for understanding if it took us a few days longer with our work.

The following changes have been made...

  • We have made a few small changes to our welcome page today.
  • Spot Light Crafter of the month has been removed and will return in Oct. for the holidays.
  • We added a few of our website sponsors to the lower part of the welcome page. Please drop by and visit these sites they provide a lot of wonderful crafty information.
  • Our Craft Give Away page will start back up in Oct. 2008 so do not forget to join our news letter or join us as one of our life time members to have a chance to win once of great drawings.
  • We are currently looking for a new editor for our news letters if this might be something you would like to do please email us. info(AT)crafterspeddlervillage.com
  • We have a nice Ad coming out in the upcoming Mercantile Gatherings Magazine !!

We we hope all our readers and visitors have had a great summer! Be sure to check back often on any updates with the CPV.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Updates and News

We have just sent out our last news letter for June 2009 if you wish you get all our updates and news and have a chance to win a gift in one of our drawings don't forget to join our news letters !!

We wanted to let our viewers know that we do have a nice Ad coming out in the Mercantile Gatherings Magazine in July. But the best news is we will be doing a CO-OP Ad for any crafters website to advertise in with the Fall Issue !! We are hiring Cheryl Seslar to design out layout and this should be ready by the end of July. So be on the look out for our post when we will start talking orders for this co-op ad.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

CPV Updates

Website tips ~ During the summer time things kind of get slow so this is the time to do some spring and summer cleaning in your websites and make a few changes. I like to go into all our websites we have listed make sure the links are good website have not closed etc.. We have found that banners are nice but the text is much better with search engines so we have changed some of our packages due to this reason. What is much better is rich in text and having good keywords in your text with exchanged links with your website. So we are offering just banners or just text and combo pak with both banner and text in the CPV.


#1 Today we updated and cleaned up all our links under all the categories fixing all the text with same font and size.

#2 We removed a few categories Pottery, Baskets, and Craft Supplies we have had these areas listed for over a year now and no one has seemed to need these areas to list under even for free when we offered. If you need a category we do not have showing please email us a request we would be happy to add this for your website.

#3 Next phase will be going into all categories and placing a text link with all our ads who have done Banner and Text we wish to make our pages as friendly to search engines so it help everyone who has advertised with us under our categories.

#4 in the next few weeks we will be updating our Members Directory. This will be our A to Z list of all websites listed with us in text only.

#5 We are gearing up for another new big GIFT GIVEAWAY !!! If your interested in being a sponsor.

Please email us at ... info (AT) crafterspeddlervillage.com ... remove the (at) and spaces in the email.


Check back often at the Village Blog / Crafters Peddler Village for updates.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Easter Spring Give Away












We had a wonderful GIFT GIVEAWAY last March 2009 we are gearing up for another big drawing in Aug's 2009. Be sure to join our news letter to have a chance to win!!!
Here are a few items that where listed as our prizes last March.
Bunny was made by Homespun Country Designs
Charlie Brown was made by Annies Cupboards
Primitive Silcone Bulbs lighting Silicone Bulb Shoppe
So do not forget to join our News Letter at Crafters Peddler Village

May 9th,08 Word Scramble

We hope you all had fun playing the word scramble. Here is a Answers !!



1.Dolls - sldol
2. Spot Light Crafter - ostp igtlh errtacf
3. Village Blog - lavegli obgl
4. Crafters Peddlers Village - efrrcats eeddlpsr igavlel
5. Graphics - iscrgpha
6. Americana - cainmaare
7. Crafts - frtcas
8. Fourth of July- uhroft of yluj
9. Memorial Day - oiaremlm yda
10. Primitives - rvtiepmisi
11. Home D├ęcor - emho odrce
12. Collectibles - lleticbcseol
13. Plug Board - upgl rdoba
14. Newsletter - enlsretwte
15. Candles - dsnclae

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Nutters and Judy update


Well most of our members know that we both have been very busy.
Shawnette has moved into her new home and getting settled she has also made it through 2 full chemo treatments she only has 4 more to go !! She is a trooper and such a strong lady. They have had so much to deal with in the last few months so please keep her whole family in your thoughts.

Judy ... She has finley moved into her new house but still plenty of boxes to unpack. She has moved her parents in with her family to care for them they are both quite ill Her dad has Parkinson's and her mom has Alzheimer's. It will take some time to adjust to all these changes in all living together.

We normally do not bring in our personal life in our posts but thought that many of our members have wondered how everything is going with both of the girls.

Spot Light Crafter ( May -June )

WOW we are really behind on updating our blog with the Crafters Spot light so Carly Sabins will be in our spot light until mid June !!
Click Here to View Carly Sabins Website

~Alittle about Caryl~
Hi! My name is Carly Sabins. I am a stay at home mother of two beautiful daughters, Tess& Riley. I have an awesome husband named Ben. We have been married for almost 11 years. I have three black Miniature Schnauzers, Hansel, Heidi, and Fritz. I live in the small town of Bryan, Ohio. Let me tell you how I got started sewing. My Grandmother taught me to sew when I was 7 years old. After I got married my husband bought me my first sewing machine. I began making my own curtains and slipcovers for my furniture. After my daughters were born I started making clothes for them. One of the first items I made were flower girl dresses for each of my daughters. I made them out of satin and since I could not read a traditional pattern I had to create my own pattern. It was pretty tricky! Let's just say through a few tears, (mine and my daughters), much blood, (mine), and a lot of sweat (did I mention it was my brothers wedding?), the dresses turned out great. After that I began to make quilts. My first quilt I made I gave to my Grandmother. That is when my fabric hoarding insanity began! If I liked it, I bought it! I still make quilts but I like to tinker with new projects. A few years ago I took a purse making class at a local fabric shop. It was so much fun! I love to combine different fabrics and textures. This led to me making purses for most of my family. In the Spring of 2007, I went purse shopping for something to match some of my new clothes and I could not find anything that I liked or was my style. So, I bought more fabric and made a few purses of my own. I showed them to my family and a few friends and they loved them! So...I made some more! Since I am a purse junkie now, I HAVE to keep making them! And since I cannot possibly carry all the ones that I design I have to share them with the world. I am having so much fun creating my own patterns and letting the fabric tell me which pattern it should be! I hope to keep creating purses as long as I can!
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Now isn't that a great story thank you so much Carly for sharing with us. I also have to add I own one of her OOAK Hand Bags and just Love it!!

April and May new members !!

Drop by and visit our newly listed websites in the Crafters Peddler Village ( CPV ) here is just a few listed below but we have much more listed under all our categories !!!

Cherished Templates , Bath Body & Bliss , Artsy Crafty Folks , Log Cabin Crafters , My LiL Craft Barn , Limestone Hill Primitives , Country Primitives Needle Works , The Gingerbread Barn

New Staff Member

Welcome aboard our "New Staff Memeber" newsletter editor Talena Bacon of Sew Cute Dolls & More. She has been in the retail/crafting business for over 17 years you can read more about Talene on our " About Us " Page !!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Special Alert

PRIM TALK RADIO ( Angie, Niki, Michele ) is having HUGE advertising Special for a very special Reason. Please Click here for more information
http://www.crafterspeddlervillage.com/store/WsPages.asp?ID=84

CRAFTERS PEDDLER VILLAGE will be selling all life time banner ad's for $3.00 to help as well More info click here.

Friday, February 1, 2008

February 1st trivia answers!

For our newsletter readers, I am sure you are wanting to find the answers to the Trivia! Here you are...along with the original questions for those that may not have seen :)

1 - What percentage of women send themselves flowers on Valentines Day?

Answer: 15%!

2 - About how many Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year?
A – 1 million
B – 200 million
C – 750 million
D – 1 billion

Answer: D

3 - Hallmark has how many different cards that are specifically for Valentine’s Day?
A – 200
B – 800
C – 1300
D – 2500

Answer: C

4 - What percentage of pet owners give their pet a gift on Valentines?
A – 3 %
B – 10%
C – 25%
D – none

Answer: A

To sign up for the newsletter and get lots of info and more trivia....go to the Crafters Peddler Village site and sign-up! We try to include new clients info, trivia, interviews with crafters, and information of importance or interest to website owners.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Trivia ~ January 17th Answers

January Trivia

1. How many Americans make New Year's resolutions according to a General Nutrition Center poll?
A. 51 percentB. 66 percentC. 88 percentD. 92 percent
2. What is the most common New Year's resolution?
A. Take a tripB. Spend more time with familyC. Save moneyD. Lose weight and get healthy
3. What percentage of people sticks to their resolutions for at least two months?
A. 63 percentB. 52 percentC. 27 percentD. 10 percent

Answers:
1 - c
2 - d
3 - a

Thank you Melaine for all your hard work with the CPV newsletter.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Interview with Lazy Dayz Primitives

1-14-2007
An interview with CPV and Lazy Dayz Primitives Owner - Lucy

How long have you been in business? I've been making dolls professionally since 1980. I began making primitives in 2002

How long have you been crafting and what kind of crafty items do you make? I've always crafted. My Dad gave me a chain stitch sewing machine when I was 4. I started sewing then. By the time I was 8, I'd crocheted my first rag rug, hand pieced my first quilt top, tied a quilt with my mother's help and my Daddy got me a treadle sewing machinefor my birthday and Mom helped me make my first blouse..... I've also made wooden benches, shelves and decorative items, knitted sweaters, crocheted doilies and afgans, upholstered chairs, and finished an attic bedroom by myself,

Who inspired you to start crafting and how old were you? My mother believed idle children go in trouble so she kept us busy. There was never a time when I didn't do some sort of crafting.

Do you have formal training? Not exactly. I learned initially from watching my mom. I joined 4-H where I took up dressmaking, and I took every home economics course offered in high school. Beyond those--I've learned from books and by trial and error.

What's the best part of having your own business? The freedom to choose my work hours even though there are far more of them than in a job away from home.

Advice for someone trying to build their own business: Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. If you love what you do and do what you love, everything else works out.

What are your future goals for your business? I want to add lots more finished dolls as well as lots more patterns. I expect to keep growing.

What do you make/what’s your craft of choice? I make a huge variety of primitive and folk art dolls, critters, stitcheries and design patterns so others can make dolls similar to mine. Primitive and folk art dolls are my favorite. There are endless possiblilities of styles, sizes, shapes and colors; and that stimulates my imagination.

How did you get started with your craft? Oh wow--when I started sewing, I made clothing for my dolls. When I was 7 I got a book at school with instructions for a stuffed dog made from a sock. My mother wasn't happy that I used one of Dad's socks but it turned out really well. In 1980 when a friend suggested I do a craft show, dolls seemed like something not many people would make themselves so that's where I started..

What inspires you? Everything.

What’s been the most rewarding aspect of your craft? I love to make people smile and I know my dolls do that!

Are there any trends in crafting you've been noticing lately? Scrapbooking but I prefer to work with fibers. Do you have a favorite? My sewing

When do you find the time to craft?
Always--I get up between 4:30 and 6:00 AM and start sewing before breakfast. I sew most of the day and I sew in the evenings after supper. Did I mention I love to sew?

What advice would you give to newbies who want to start their own craft business? Believe in yourself. And learn to do the difficult things yourself...you'll be so proud of your accomplishment. Above all, take pride in what you do!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

January updates for the new year.
We have just added new ad space under each category on top of each page you can pick 3 categories of your choice for $10.00 for 3 months. This is a fantastic deal to get your website noticed at a great low price.
January News Letter
We are currently updating our website for the new year so the New Year 2008 news letters will start back up January 15th be looking for the news letter in your email !!
MORE NEWS
We are currently looking for websites who would like to join in on our easter egg hunt game. We need sites that are willing to add the CPV egg in there website. This will be for a game we will be playing during easter.
contact us at info@crafterspeddlervillage.com subject : Easter Egg

Dec drawing Prize 2 & 3

Prize 2 ~The winner of this wonderful gift from Cinna-Minnies was Kathy from Kathys Kandles and Krafts
Prize 3~Snowman shovel made by Prim-Kin-Folks was Annette from ~ Huckle Berry Arts






Dec Drawing & " Big Basket" !!

We had a fantastic drawing on Dec. 3rd there was so much dontated to the CPV for this drawing this was the biggest we have held yet in our website. We want to thank everyone and hope all the winners of these prizes enjoy there gifts.














The BigGift basket winner was Dana From Curly Willow Primitives. A big thanks to everyone who help support the CPV with donations here is some of the folks who help us out !!! Prim Kin-Fokes , Homegrown Treasures ,
Teresa's Primitive Treasures , Gourmet Dip Mixes , Sugerplum Country Cottage , thads , BUNDLES GIFTS , Country Lane Folkart , Im Seeing Raggedies and many other fine crafters this was valued at $150.00