grazing + finding creative inspiration

A consumer packaged goods expert recently divulged to me that she never, ever looks at her competition. That really took me by surprise, because I always over-research everything. (My local branch librarians know all about me and my extensive interlibrary loan requests.) Instead of looking at the competition, she told me, she examines parallels. What… Continue reading grazing + finding creative inspiration

san francisco crafty workshops!

My first adventure of 2013 (hopefully the first of many) is going to San Francisco for about a week in February and March. I love the Bay Area will take any excuse to spend time there. I'll be teaching some workshops at Makeshift Society, which I'm so stoked to finally check out. Here are the… Continue reading san francisco crafty workshops!

giveaway: 2013 etsy dayplanner!

Etsy surprised me with an envelope full of goodies recently, and included in it was this gorgeous 2013 calendar/planner. So cute! The chipboard cover looks letterpressed with gold filigree, and the insides are well-designed, too. I already have a 2013 dayplanner started (Paperblanks forever), but I can't let this beauty go to waste! Leave a… Continue reading giveaway: 2013 etsy dayplanner!

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