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Grow Your Handmade Business With Pinterest

Pinterest can be such a hugely valuable site for driving traffic to your creative website, craft blog or handmade marketplace. Therefore on the 12th August I am running a webinar on 'Market Your Business With Pinterest' which will dive into much more depth on making the platform effective for your business. For this launch the price is just $9 but places are limited so [...]

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Two Jewelry Making Books Up For Grabs in the Giveaway

July is jewelry making month on the blog and we are kicking it off with a giveaway - with two fab books up for grabs. First, I’m going to introduce both of them and then you can scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how to enter. Paracord Jewelry by Linda Peterson kindly provided by RPS Books. Compendium of Beading Techniques by Jean Power kindly provided b [...]

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Facebook Giveaway: The Crafter's Guide to Patterns

I have a giveaway running over on Facebook which offers you the chance to win one copy of this beautiful book. You need to enter on Facebook for this one and you can do so at this link. Hurry over to enter as it closes on the 30th June. Good Luck :-) [...]

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How to Grow Your Handmade Business

If you want to grow your handmade or creative business it comes down to just three key areas. It's how I've grown this blog and they are the three steps which allowed me to walk away from a full-time job to do what I love - namely writing for you guys :-) When we hear about marketing it can seem really complex - as though there are a million steps you need to put into place [...]

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Free Online Sewing Classes

As this is sewing month on the blog I thought I would bring you some free sewing classes today from Craftsy. Craftsy offers a range of online courses in all sorts of subjects - and even their free classes offer a lot of value. Check out the ones below and just click the image to be taken through to the Craftsy site for some more information on the class. [...]

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Sew Fun Scan Bunny Tutorial

Maybe it was my trip to IKEA last night, but lately I am so inspired by Scandinavian design! I love the idea of using red thread with other bright colors, and I hope you enjoy making this 'Scan' bunny as much as I enjoyed designing it. Materials you will need: Yellow Felt Red Embroidery Floss Embroidery Needle Cotton 3 Toothpicks Sewing & Regular Scissors [...]

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Art of Crafts Interview: Lechlade Craft Barn

For our interview today we meet with Jennie Rainsford and Karen Holland who run the Lechlade Craft Barn. 1. Welcome Jennie and Karen. Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based? Lechlade Craft Barn is situated in the picturesque market town of Lechlade on Thames in the Cotswolds, UK. The town sits at the highest navigable point of the [...]

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Six Sewing Books Up for Grabs In Our Giveaway

** The giveaway is now closed and a big thank you to all those who entered. If you would like to be kept in the loop of all the new giveaways then please do sign up for my newsletter (plus pick up 2 free digital books). The winners are below and I will be contacting you soon for your addresses. Congrats all and I hope you enjoy the books: Stylish Home Sewing - Kathryn Hen [...]

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Art of Crafts Interview: Joyce from Sashiko Southwest

Today we welcome Joyce from Sashiko Southwest to the blog to tell us a little more about her business and her beautiful samplers. Sashiko Southwest is one or our featured businesses on our sister site the Art of Crafts Directory. 1. Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based? Hello, my name is Joyce Perz. I currently live in Albuquerqu [...]

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Secret Stones Rock Art Tutorial

Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, everyone I know is looking for cute ideas to make their garden and patios look more decorative this summer. While planting outside the other day, I came across these lovely stones, and thought they would make a great keepsake once painted. Enjoy! Materials you will need: *  Smooth stones in assorted sizes & shapes *  Acry [...]

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Art Shows

I have been an artist my whole life, as I suspect most artists and craftspeople are. Both of my parents are fine artists, so the influence of the arts in my life has been a constant since I was just a little one. As I grew up and started to find my voice as a creative professional, I began showing my work at every event and venue that I could. Now at age 33, I have amassed a li [...]

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Art Month Book Giveaway

** This giveaway is now closed and the lucky winners are as follows: Mobile Art: Cynthia Bremer Just Paint It: David Raison Just Draw It: Debbie Living Photo Art: Leslie Many congratulations to those who won and thank to all those who entered. June is sewing month and there will be another fab giveaway coming soon **  I can't believe that we are at the 8th of [...]

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