Handmade Hardware & Software This week in the handmade world, I've decided to narrow down my focus on two makers who work in completely separate spaces. In the past COTW posts, I focused a lot on knitwear and doll makers. But this week, I decided to go in a slightly different direction by introducing a… Continue reading Jenny Lemons & YAYU: Crafters of the Week
Weekly Round-Up of My Favourite Makers Last week was all about the knits. This week I almost managed to completely branch out into other handmade trades, however, some knits managed to slip in! I can't say I'm sorry, though. Wait till you see! This week, my 5 favourite makers come from The Netherlands, America, Norway, and… Continue reading Crafters of the Week: Feb 15
For some of us, it may feel like we're in the dead of winter, but spring is right around the corner. Maybe that's why I subconsciously whipped up this Boho Crochet Drawstring Backpack pattern—to conjure warmer weather! If you're the music festival-going type or you just love the boho chic look that threatens to take over… Continue reading Boho Crochet Drawstring Backpack: FREE PATTERN
It's a Handmaking Celebration! I'm constantly on the lookout for handmade businesses all over the world. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for handiwork that astounds and inspires me. As this is the very first installment, I must admit that many of the forthcoming crafters that'll be posted in this series have been on my… Continue reading Crafters of the Week: February 8
Know When Less Isn't Always More When it comes to your microbusiness, the smaller the better. Usually. By definition, a microbusiness is run on an extremely small scale. Batches, shipping, expenses, marketing, advertising: you typically only have the capital to move a little bit at a time. But when it comes to SEO, this is not… Continue reading 5 Microbusiness Dos and Don’ts to Boost Your SEO
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There's Never a Wrong Time to Be Generous I might not have appreciated my grandmother's knitted sweaters when I was a kid, but as a grown up, I can't think of anything sweeter and more thoughtful than a handmade gift. The time put into making something just for you is extremely humbling and really shows the… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Give Away Your Handmade Products