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the etsyfication of high fashion

It’s no secret that the handmade aesthetic has become huge in the last five years. But this year, specifically, craft trends have  influenced high fashion brands. Burberry is especially keen on Etsy-esque motifs, but they’re not the only ones. It all makes a crafter wanna multiply her prices by 10… Burberry’s line of owl and bird […]

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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, […]

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book update

Current word count: 9,400 (out of 30,000) I’m not as far along as I’d like to be, but I’m making progress. I’d hoped to hit 15,000 words by the end of October… that’d take a miracle at this point, I think. But really, I’m not terribly behind. I’ve started interviewing a ton of awesome crafters, […]

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