Friday, October 14, 2011

Feature Friday - Cookie Dough Creations

This week's feature is Kathy, owner of Cookie Dough Creations. Even though her ornaments are all basically a salt dough, she makes them more like a cookie dough by adding various pantry essentials like cinnamon, cloves and coffee. These elements add a variety of color, texture and scent.

Kathy has been crafting seriously for about 15 years but has only opened her shop in February, 2011.  She tries to work at her craft every day. Kathy takes her business seriously and views it as any other 9-5 job. She has a shop filled with salt dough ornaments made from scratch. She rolls out the dough in her own kitchen and does all the finish work herself. Not only does she have ornaments for every holiday and season throughout the year, Kathy has expanded her line to include gift angels and hearts for family members as well as professions.

She doesn't necessarily have a favorite piece in her shop but when putting on a large gingerbread ornament on a wreath, she realized that this ornament just makes her happy!

She is inspired by her husband who is always at the ready to help with the technical side of the business. She is also inspired by nature. If you asked her to describe her work, she would tell you that her work is primitive or rustic which is also reflective in her home decor which is filled with antique wood bowls and baskets and anything rusted, beaten up and well used.

Kathy was asked what words of advise she would give others or to someone just starting out. This is what she shared, "I think I'd just say learn by reading a lot and putting yourself out there. There are so many talented and knowledgeable artists here at Etsy, there's always someone more than willing to help with any question or problem you might have. And teams are a fabulous way to promote your shop and learn as you go."

On the personal side, Kathy and her husband just celebrated their silver anniversary! They have two children, ages 20 and 17. Her picture of a perfect day would be spent with her family fossil hunting on a beach near their home.

Stop by and visit Kathy's shop by clicking on any of the photos above. If you don't see something specific, or need something personalized, feel free to convo her anytime.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I love how she has expanded her cd creations to items other than just ornaments. Kathy has a big talent with her little creations.