A round-up of what has been inspiring me recently for you to enjoy.
What have we here then? Hmmm, some Crafty Business eh?
I must confess that it all started with this post on google reader over on CRAFT. I’d been using netvibes for a while but even when experimenting with the different widget or reader view, it just wasn’t working for me. But thanks to that article I moved all my feeds over to google reader and I am behind on my blog reading no more!
So from there it was only a matter of time before I was exposed to all the juicy web content I could get my sticky little hands on and I started to follow a trail of posts on how to improve your craft business. This got my little brain whirling. Buckets full of inspiration has been garnered from the following:
- Crafting an MBA – intelligent advice on how to grow and develop your craft business by Megan Auman
- Biz Ladies – Since I caught up on my blog reading I’ve been loving the Biz Ladies articles from Design Sponge. In fact it was this week’s post on Using Video for Business which led me to discover the two links above
And now for some plain old fashioned crafty goodness
- How-to: Knit or Crochet a Dodecahedron – I saw this and instantly knew how to use up some of the gold crochet cotton which I unearthed during the Big Craftroom Clearout (BCC) which took place earlier this week. And yes, I was thinking how nice it would look on top of our Christmas tree to replace the cardboard 20-pointed star which I made a couple of years back. Unfortunately it has fallen apart (and was recycled during the BCC). I can’t believe I’m already thinking about Christmas crafting in June 🙁
- How-to: Make a Pillow Without Polyfill – A great way to use up fabric scraps – I have a whole plastic box of them (yes, also unearthed during the BCC). I recently made a tailor’s ham from this pattern on BurdaStyle following the pattern and advice from here. I stuffed it with some of my fabric scraps and I’m really pleased with it.
- Craftsty Online Craft Courses – Using some of my birthday money I decided to treat myself to the Sewing Studio Course with Diana Rupp. I am LOVING this course SO MUCH. I’m learning such a huge amount – and it’s the reason why I needed to make a tailor’s ham, to help me when ironing those oh-so-perfect darts on my pencil skirt. (Darts are one of my new sewing skills that I’m proud of. Can you tell?)