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Kicking Off 2016 on Etsy

This past holiday season was my sixth as an Etsy seller.  I can’t believe it’s been that long!  Each year has finished out better than the last, and I don’t just mean financially.  I’ve gained more confidence and creative freedom, and you can’t put a price on those.  I’ve also been fortunate enough to have…

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Cyber Monday Sale

My last sale of the year, and it’s a big one.  Today only, all ready-to-ship items in my Etsy AND Amazon shops are 40% off! This includes: coffee cup sleeves coffee cup sleeve sewing kits wristlet mini wallets vendor aprons camera lens cap holders business card holders memory card wallets DSLR camera wrist straps DSLR…

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Handmade at Amazon, Aftcra and Craft Shows

If you shop on Amazon or spend any time on the business end of handmade, you’ve probably heard about Handmade at Amazon.  If not, let me fill you in.  A few months ago, rather quietly, Amazon announced they would be opening a handmade marketplace of their own, undoubtedly to compete with Etsy.  It’s hard to…

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How to Curl Baker’s Twine

I like to think I have a creative brain.  Sometimes it doesn’t come in the form I’d like, or when I need it, but when it starts freewheelin’ I try to roll with it.  This week, my inspiration was packaging. I recently purchased a jar of peppermint sugar scrub from Casey who owns a shop…

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First Look Mask and Coffee Cup Sleeve

If that title sounds like an odd combination, I have a story to tell you that might change your mind about that.  A couple of months ago, I was contacted through Etsy by a bride-to-be named Jill.  She had spotted a coffee cup sleeve in my shop that she thought would be a perfect wedding…