Craft is a calming, meditative act for many of us. Working with yarn, especially, means working through knots and complex problems. Craft is also joyous and a communal act about creating something that wasn't there before, or fixing something that doesn't work anymore. The Black Lives Matter protests since George Floyd's murder have been in… Continue reading crochet their names
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
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?
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
Amanda asks: Grace, what is the best adhesive to use for attaching paper on paper? Specifically, old paper onto new paper. Also, will you please start a Q&A craft blog? Great. Thanks. Your wish is my command! The most important thing to be aware of when using old paper and gluing papers together is the acidity.… Continue reading What’s the Best Glue for Paper?