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

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

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'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 !!
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 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