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Training to Help Build Your Handmade Business

Today I just wanted to share with you some training I am running from the sister site to this one, Cartwheels Across The Sky. I have a Flash Sale running which offers all three of my training courses for one low price and you can find out more details on this if you click the 'Flash Sale' image below. I am also running some low cost individual webinars which are priced betwe [...]

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Giveaway to Win One of Two Baking Books

In honour of The Great British Bake Off here in the UK August is baking month and we are kicking it off with a great giveaway - with two fab books up for grabs. First, I’m going to introduce each one and then you can scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how to enter. Naked Cakes by Hannah Miles (Amazon UK/Amazon USA) kindly provided by RPS Books. The Cooki [...]

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Art of Crafts Interview: Kelly from K Lynn Designs

Today we welcome Kelly from K Lynn Designs who is going to tell us more about her beautiful jewelry designs. 1.       Welcome Kelly. Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based, for example in which country and part of that country? My name is Kelly Martino and my business is K. Lynn Designs.  I make jewelry and I am in Northern [...]

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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

** This giveaway is now closed - thanks to all those who entered. The lucky winners, drawn by random number generator, are: Compendium of Beading Techniques: Crissy Shaw Paracord Jewelry:  Jacqui du Rocher I will be emailing you to get your prizes out to you both and many congratulations! August is baking month on the blog so watch for a giveaway coming soon. ** [...]

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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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