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art and design, BUSINESS SKILLS

An Honest Tale About Owning A Business And Sticking At It

I find being an owner of a small business so…freaking…hard sometimes. Actually, I find it hard most of the time. All those pretty, pretty photos on Instagram of me serenely working at a cluttered desk, or stacks of my work drying against sunny windows – glossy products of my industriousness, really don’t cover it at …

BUSINESS SKILLS, productivity

Slow and Steady: How to Inch Your Way Closer to Goals.

“Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” – Doug Firebaugh I love the use of the word inch in that quote. That’s what I have been doing dutifully ever since I started this business. Inching. Like a tortoise, or a slowly seeping ink spill trying to get to the edge …

BUSINESS SKILLS, kids fashion, screen printing

Design Dilemma: Curating Your Collection

When it comes to printing shirts, I’m like a kid in a candy store. Each season I get really excited about thinking up new designs: penguins, pandas and squirrels in the winter; ice creams, mermaids and cacti in the summer. A flurry of new ideas overtake me whenever the weather changes, and often I’m just …

BUSINESS SKILLS, design

Rising from the Ashes – Turning Failure into Opportunity

Hello there. I’ve done some yoga, had a cup of tea, and I’m feeling calm right now. I’m finally ready to talk about the trauma of last week. Last week… …I finally gave up on my Etsy shop, which I never paid much attention to anyway, and decided to set up a shop on my …

BUSINESS SKILLS, design

If You Build It, They Will Come – The Small Business Owner’s Motto

All business is about taking risks. Every time I place an order for shirts, my mouth goes dry and I wonder if I should have ordered less. Every time I finish printing shirts, I second guess myself and wonder if anyone will buy them. No matter how many times I do this, I’m always pleasantly …

BUSINESS SKILLS, design, productivity

Growing a business without business skills. Apparently it can be done.

Wowza, has it been a busy month… and it is just going to get busier and busier up until Christmas. This year is looking to be a landmark year for Noctiluna kidswear. We are doing more and bigger shows, and I have been printing non-stop, so that we will (hopefully) have enough inventory for them. …

BLOGGING, BUSINESS SKILLS, productivity

Let’s Talk About Stats Baby!

Okay, hands up, who reads my posts? Come on all five of you, don’t be shy, shout it loud and proud. I have always wondered who exactly my readers are. I don’t have many followers, I don’t get many comments on posts, but when I check my stats they show that actually many people have, …

BUSINESS SKILLS, productivity, wellness

Take A Break Wonder Woman! (identifying your work patterns)

I think have mentioned this before: part of working for myself means that I often alternate between periods of hyperactive, super-smug productivity, and what I like to call ‘Buffering Time’. You know that experience when you are fully immersed in a movie on Netflix, and all of a sudden it stops, and you have to …

BUSINESS SKILLS, inspiration, wellness

Staying Motivated After Snowzilla

It is tough staying motivated when you work from home. Often schedules get gooey and the line between work and home life is not really a line, more a series of dashes and smudges. Being productive requires a lot of pep talks in front of the mirror, and a decent amount of self control. Sometimes it’s easy …

BUSINESS SKILLS, craft shows, productivity

Moving Forward Without Falling Over

The days are getting shorter, and as my mornings darken so do my moods. I’m entering the part of the year where I suddenly wonder what the hell it is I’m doing with my life? I have no time to feel this way at any other point in the year (thank goodness). Enrollment for the summer …

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