For today’s interview, talking all things craft, please welcome Kath from Kath’s Blog.
2. Please tell us a little about the nature of your craft/crafts
3. What first interested you in your craft?
5. How did the idea for your business/website come about?
I stumbled upon the blog world when I was surfing the net and decided to give it a go and the rest is history. It is such a wonderful way of communicating with other crafters and a great source of inspiration. I have made such wonderful friends from all over the world some of whom I will never meet and others that I have met and have become lifelong friends. The blog world is so friendly, full of lots of lovely people so willing to share their talent with others.
6. How long now have you been established?
I have been card making for about 7 years….demonstrating for about 5 and have had my blog for 2 years.
7. How do you find inspiration and where do you locate your materials?
I find inspiration from everywhere….fashion, interior décor, nature, magazines and especially from the crafting blog world. I am lucky to receive lots of the latest craft products as part of my Design Team duties but like all crafters I never have enough and I am so lucky to have a great craft store almost on my doorstep…..although I do occasionally buy online too.
8. Do you undertake your business/website on a full-time basis or are you also working whilst you get it up and running?
Crafting and demonstrating is my full time job and I am lucky enough to work from home so can be fairly flexible about the hours I work.
9. Tell us a little about your typical day and what is involved in running the business/website
I am a real early bird in the morning so I probably spend a few hours at my desk dealing with e-mails and correspondence, writing the post that will appear on my blog that day, before it’s time to take my dog for his morning stroll. Then I dash round doing the household chores and am usually back in the my craft room for the remainder of the morning. A break for lunch and another stroll with the dog and if I am not meeting up with friends or paying a visit to my local craft store I will probably be back to the craft room until it’s time for dinner. I try to relax in the evenings but if there are deadlines looming….it’s not unusual for me to be burning the midnight oil.
10. What advice would you give to others who are considering running a craft based business/website
11. How do you sell your wares – through craft fairs etc or through your own website and or Etsy or other shops?
12. Finally, if people want to learn more about your business/website do you have a Facebook page or Twitter profile where they can learn more?I don’t use Facebook or Twitter but people can join me on my blog:
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