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craft shows, small business

Is It The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

The holiday season is upon us, and crafters everywhere are investing heavily in multipacks of Hothands, wearing their wooliest hand knitted socks, and braving the extreme cold to bring their beautiful wares to you. This is all for you! But what does this time of year feel like for crafters? Well, I can’t speak for …

craft shows, design

Holidays, Crafting, and Kids: Why I’m a grump this December

  Untangling a big box of string lights – that’s a good analogy for my life right now. There are just so many different strands in there that need to be straightened out. I’m down to my very last holiday show. It’s been a good season, and the last show, Grump@Zoolights, looks very promising in …

craft shows, design

Post Crafty Bastards Update – Freezing My Socks Off with the best crafters

Hellooo! Did you miss me, readers? Sorry for the lost week, but I have been ridiculously busy getting ready for the biggest show of the year, while trying not to neglect my poor children. So…Crafty Bastards What a crazy, a-ma-zing experience for me. It was my first time doing the show, and I was totally …

craft shows, productivity

Mayday, May Day, and Mayhem. The Busiest Month of The Year

Apparently the distress signal Mayday comes from the French term m’aider, which means “help me”. The signal was invented in the 1940s by a radio officer in Croydon airport. These two facts make me smile, because, first of all, I like the fact that something so important came out of Croydon; the term “mayday” comes to mind frequently when …