Can I Get in Trouble for Selling Crafts Based on Popular Characters?

Can you make things that look like copyrighted characters and sell them on Etsy? My friend is making really cool Oscar the Grouch hats, but could she can get in trouble for selling them? As a general rule, you shouldn't sell crafts with any character, image or logo that's not your own. Etsy can and will… Continue reading Can I Get in Trouble for Selling Crafts Based on Popular Characters?

my craft business chat with sister diane

It was so fun to hang out with Sister Diane last night and talk about craft business! We probably could've talked for hours, but somehow we kept it to 45 minutes. :) Thanks for having me, lady! And if you watched the hangout and would like to get a copy of Crafty Superstar, head over… Continue reading my craft business chat with sister diane

Updated East Coast Book Tour Dates

Whoo! The Summit of Awesome in Washington, DC, was awesome, and now I'm working my way up the East Coast, signing my book Crafty Superstar wherever I find it. I've added a few more events to my lineup — here's the list of upcoming craft workshops and appearances: Wednesday, Sept. 12 — Brooklyn, NY — t.b.d. Brooklyn… Continue reading Updated East Coast Book Tour Dates

East Coast Crafty Book Tour!

So, as you know, I recently gave notice at my day job. And my new craft business book just came out! One of the things I'm most excited about as I enter the wild world of full-time freelancing is a DIY book tour/road trip I'm doing in September! Basically, I'm packing up the old Prius… Continue reading East Coast Crafty Book Tour!

craft business events of 2011

Crafty business conferences are popping up all over the place! I'll be appearing at some of these; all are certified awesome: June 4-5: Midwest Craft Caucus, Columbus, OH » http://www.midwestcraftcaucus.com August 5-7: Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs, San Francisco, CA » http://www.creativeconferencewest.com Sept. 23-25: Schoolhouse Craft, Seattle, WA » http://www.schoolhousecraft.com Oct. 20-22: Summit of Awesome, Baltimore,… Continue reading craft business events of 2011