Meet Carol Merrins Castro of CreationzbyCarol AN INTERVIEW with Linda Zagon

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Many of you know Carol as the creator of the beautiful bookmarks, and masks that she makes. Carol is such a charitable, kind and amazing friend that I have know for quite a while. Did you know that at one point Carol was so upset she couldn’t donate blood until her iron was higher? Carol will literally help anyone. Her latest mission to make masks, and surgical caps, etc. has been a way to help and give back to the doctors, nurses and all the workers that have helped us.

Carol’s husband had asked her if she could make mask for the men at his job to keep them safe, and this started a new hobby.

Carol’s daughter is going for her doctorate, and practices and teaches dental hygiene. I remember Alli as a little girl. Boy, does time fly. Of course the family are animal lovers and Carol loves to read. Here are some questions that I asked Carol to help you know her better!! XO


   Carol, can you describe what a day in your typical life is?

 I wake up about 7:30 am, get my coffee,  straighten up the house and check my emails and messages. Usually I head up to the Creationzbycarol studio at about 9 am and that is when my creative juices start flowing and my designs come to life. 2.    Carol, what types of books do you like to read?  I love an assortment of genres, but especially magic and historical fiction.________________________________________________________________________________  

   What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I love crocheting and designing all baby/toddler items, clothes, blankets, and accessories, so I am blessed that it has become my business! On a personal level, I love reading, gardening, home decorating, swimming, walking, biking, and taking hikes whenever possible.

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   What is your profession?

I would say, currently my profession is a full-time designer, but I was a full-time surgical dental/periodontal assistant for 36 years. That was my passion which I started in high school. I loved assisting in surgeries and being by my patients’ side, helping them through it all. I would crochet when I wasn’t working in the office, but now I dedicate my time to full-time designing. 

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   Can you give advice and encouragement to others on how to work with something you love?

 I would say just get in there and try your hand at what you’re passionate about. Leave your sights open and be ready to accept change. Creativity takes you through many levels so give it your all and enjoy the ride!

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   Can you tell us how you got started with Creationzbycarol and some of your creations?

I started crocheting when I was a little girl. My grandmother taught me the basics and I took from that and started to design my own items. I usually design my own patterns, but if I see something that I like, I will add my personal touches to it or change it to what speaks to me.

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   Can you tell us a little more about yourself?

My wonderful husband and I have three children. My youngest is my daughter who is my right-hand woman. She helps make my business what it is and I would be lost without her. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist whom I used to have the pleasure of working alongside in my periodontal office! I miss those days. She teaches dental hygiene and is currently in the process of getting her doctoral degree in education. She amazes me every day. I have one granddaughter from my oldest son who is 20 years old and has been in the US Navy for about three years now. I am so proud of her daily and so beyond grateful for her service to our country. I crocheted for all the children in my family and they were my best models and inspiration for many of my designs. 

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   Please tell us anything you would like to share.

I am so appreciative of all the love I constantly receive from my wonderful friend who is always there for me, Linda, and her book club followers. You all make my days! Whether the love is given through my bookmarks, crochet items, or masks, it all touches my heart. This past year has been a challenge for so many. I took on the task to help in some way that I could by starting to make masks in March 2020. I sew but I am not a seamstress! My husband looked to me when he needed masks quickly for his engine room in order to keep his workers safe. When I noticed the price gouging of both masks and fabrics during such a crisis, I quickly became upset and realized I needed to play a part in helping others. If you have something, you should always give. I decided to do what I could and over 1,200 masks donated and sold later, I will continue to get everyone covered until I am no longer needed. I then started making surgical caps and headbands with ear saver buttons to save our health care workers from mask ear loop discomfort. I have met some of the most beautiful souls through all of this heartache and that is what life is all about.

How would you like people to best connect and contact you?

I can be contacted through Facebook messages or through my email creationzbycarol@gmail.com.

Some of Carol’s beautiful creations!!
Carol in her scrubs from the dental office. (Those were the days) and Carol’s lovely daughter!

Thank you Carol for answering my questions!! Love, Linda Xo

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