Rebrand and Change

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in business, handmade business, inspiration | No Comments
Rebrand and Change

Change is good. We slowly grow and learn and shift into new patterns and movements. I’m learning that I am less a businesswoman and more a freelance maker and artist. I want to be less about creating lots of little products, and more about creating for the sake of artwork and teaching. These desires led […]

Vintage + Handmade Photo Shoot

Vintage + Handmade Photo Shoot

I had to share this photo shoot I did with my friend Kristen for our upcoming pop-up shop (Saturday the 13th at Union Coffee if you’re in the area!). I’m excited about where our photography skills are going, and this little joint venture. We’re planning to make the remainder of our inventory available online after […]

My Blog Goals for 2016

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in business, daily life, handmade business | No Comments
My Blog Goals for 2016

Well, friends, it’s time for another refocus. I wanted to share my blog goals for 2016 with you, but I think first I need to share a bit about what’s happening with it right now. When I bought my domain name and began developing this website for real, back in March, I decided to do […]

Thoughts on the Handmade Business

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in business, daily life, handmade business | No Comments
Thoughts on the Handmade Business

When I first started turning this blog and my shop into a ‘handmade business’, I honestly didn’t realize how much work it would take. Or how stressful it would become. I didn’t know how many people are out there selling how-to guides for marketing, photography, SEO, Pinterest, Instagram. I didn’t know how much money I […]

Why You Should Shop Handmade

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in business, handmade business | No Comments

There are so many wonderful handmade shops out there. I’ve seen dozens of moms, college students, wives, and couples start and maintain a business from a simple idea, and it’s great! What better way to learn responsibility, offer shopping alternatives to consumers, reuse materials, and help the environment than starting a handmade business? It’s a […]

Changes, Seasons, and So Forth

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in business, daily life | No Comments

This is not a keyword-rich post, nor is it SEO-friendly, and you know what? I don’t care. It’s a blog, my blog, and I can write what I want without worrying about being found, read, etc.  I’m also really tired of trying to keep up with social media. It’s a full-time job within itself! I […]

Bumps in the Road: Failed Products

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in business, handmade business | No Comments
Bumps in the Road: Failed Products

To continue this mini-post series of ‘bumps in the road’, I wanted to write about my product fails. Failed products are the worst. There’s nothing more disappointing than having a great idea, executing it and thinking it’s going to be great, only to find out that your materials are faulty, the long-run quality isn’t good, […]