Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cake Mix vs Oven Mix? What a Concept!

Been working for the past few days on a packaging concept for the oven kits. I see them packaged as an "oversized box of cake mix with all the ingredients inside to make a cardboard oven that lights up, has dials that turn and removeable racks!" Even the directions will be on the box back just like with the cake mix! I think it's a COOL concept with great marketing potential (I hope others will see it too!) Also, the kit is new
and improved! The oven window is pre-cut, the back range self-attaches and it no longer "requires" painting (comes in white) - now even more - s of a cinch to put together! This is just the first draft - stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Now That's Sweet!

Well…yesterday was my birthday and I had a great day! Cliff did
everything I wanted without complaint – a priceless gift! Spent
the afternoon at the Hamtramck and Jazz Festival. Wore my latest
creation, The Chocolate Charm with my marketing tee,
“ How Sweet Is That “ and WOW - I received so many positive responses! One individual wanted to buy the one I was wearing right off my neck!! It’s such a great feeling to create something from your hands and have people want it! I plan to have the chocolates and tee-shirts (s-xl) available at by the end of september '09 - just in time for Sweetest Day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"Hool So Ever Will Studios"

I forgot to
mention I created
"Hool So Ever Will
Studios" on
my kitchen counter this summer! Hool is my grandfather's name. The..."so ever will" is a verse from the Bible. I inherited my grandfather's home when he passed away and it is there where I shoot The Crafty Buffet Show and the How To DVDs. The pictures above are the version on my kitchen even has a miniature Crafty Buffet Oven and "me" on the set! Gotta start somewhere - stay tuned!

Where did the summer go?

Wow! It has been months since I last blogged. I think it was spring?

My segment with Martha re-aired on 8/21 which brought interest from an individual looking to open a speciality toy store in Jersey ...sounds exciting - keep your fingers (and toes!) crossed! I love watching Shark Tank? Sent my ovens in but...think they would literally "eat me and my ovens ALIVE on that show! Did you see the woman who's business was all about "happiness?" They swallowed (sp?) her whole! I wanted the umbrella...I thought it was a nice concept, oh well. As for being creative...

I've designed an item for "our" number 1 baseball team - Go Tigers! I call them, Tiger Paw Scrathers (at least that was the last name!?!)! I got the inspiration from a pair of slippers designed like tiger paws I picked up from a closeout store. Just like the "ovens," the backscratchers "started to look like paws to me - so I created them! Last year I made Tiger Hearts! Where on earth can you find a Tiger Heart? Only at The Crafty Buffet! They're orange with stripes and they light up and flash - if only I could get them in the Stadium????

As for my dream of having my own tv show? Well, the following is from a stranger who saw me on Martha on 8/21. Her kind words below are inspiring...

"While I was multitasking with the school and watching Martha, I was pleasantly surprised!

Have you ever seen someone on TV that just makes you smile? Just a regular person, not a "star", although she should be! Well, I did! She was on Martha the other day making the cutest craft goodie. I just had to go to her website, then find out if she had a blog. I wrote her a little note and she wrote back, what a sweetheart! She does blog, WOOHOO!

If I had to vote for someone to have their own TV show, Cheryl would be right up there with the Queen Alicia Paulson and the Goddess Laura. I wrote this prior to reading The Crafty Buffet bio, only to find out her goal is her own show! Where is that petition?"

How nice is that? At least I know "one" person who'll tune in! :-)