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5 Reasons Why Your Handmade Business Needs a Blog

If you have any kind of handmade business, whether you sell finished items, craft supplies or whether you teach classes, then a blog is only going to enhance your profitability. Maybe you sell through Etsy, Folksy or ArtFire, perhaps you have your own website, but if you don't have a blog that you regularly update, then you are missing out on potential customers, and here's [...]

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Craft a Creative Business: Review and Giveaway

If you currently run a creative business or it is on your radar to start one in 2015 then this new book 'Craft a Creative Business' (Amazon UK/Amazon USA) by Fiona Pullen should be your go-to resource. Design & Layout Firstly, I love the design of the book. It's not a black and white read from cover to cover, but rather a colourful delight of different sections, which [...]

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Art of Crafts Interview: Alice in Paperland

Today I would like to welcome Alice from Alice in Paperland. Alice is one of our featured members over at the Art of Crafts Directory and her store stocks all things paper. 1. Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based, for example in which country and part of that country? The company is called Alice in Paperland which is named after [...]

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4 Social Networks You Need To Be Using To Promote Your Handmade Business

If you have a creative business, a blog, a website or an Etsy store for example, then you are going to be looking for ways to get more traffic to your site. One of the ways to reach as large an audience as possible, for no money, is through social media. Here are my top four recommendations for where to start, but first up a caveat. Although the title of my post says that yo [...]

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Christmas Giveaway: Stunning Wreath From Lovehearts

Exciting news today, we have a beautiful Christmas wreath to give away, which has been created by the very talented Penny over at Lovehearts. You can see the wreath featured on this page in the photos and I think you will agree it would look stunning adorning any Christmas home. Anyone can enter this giveaway, just bear in mind if you are outside the UK it may take a litt [...]

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Homemade Outdoor Decorating Ideas for Fall

For many people, fall is their favorite time of the year. The changing of the seasons brings about a relief from the hot weather of summer, beautiful leaves in the trees, and the countdown to the holidays. It’s also a great time to redo the look of your outdoor living space. Since it’s already August and fall is going to be here before we know it, we’re going to take a [...]

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January Crochet Month Giveaway Time: Cute & Easy Crochet

** This giveaway is now closed. The lucky winner, drawn by random number generator is Sharon Goff, who left the following comment “I would love to be able to re-learn crochet so I can pass it on to my granddaughter  ” With thanks to all those who entered and many congrats to Sharon. There will be another giveaway coming soon ** To get us off to a great crocheting st [...]

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Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 1 Christmas Crafting In No Time

***Today's giveaway is now closed and the lucky  winner, drawn by random number generator is......Helen Francis. Congrats Helen I will be mailing you shortly :-) Still plenty of time to win other prizes everyone, so keep entering*** I wanted to do something special for all you lovely readers this Christmas and thus I have come up with a cunning plan to share with you 12 bea [...]

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