Friday, 1 April 2011

Crafty Selling Advice Resources

UK Handmade has a good post on preparing for your first craft fair.  Now that Spring is truly Sprung, this is a really useful reminder about what to take with you, how to display your items, stock levels, pricing and discounting and packaging.  Plus you get a good look at other people's stalls...much easier than when you're actually at a fair and busy.

Craftster also has some great advice in its Community Section.  Crafty Business Advice is where you'll find dos and don'ts based on good and bad experiences, lots of pictures of people's stalls and a whole message board section for etsy experiences.  And I do so love their headers...

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Bloggy Goodness

Now that the house has evicted its latest batch of germs (honestly, I don't know what's been going on, but we have hosted far too many bugs over the past few months), I'm back.  Today I wanted to share some of my favourite blogs.  In some cases, these blogs have lots of followers, but I don't see many bloggers I know there.  Hope you find somewhere new and interesting to browse.

Better After
Lindsey's blog focuses on all those before and after pictures ranging from whole houses (a bit too much DIY in my book) to wall ornaments.  Very occasionally, I'll prefer the before, but there are tons of great ideas here and loads of content.  Look at the funky ladybird car for a toddler....

Summerland Cottage
Paulette makes gorgeous ceramics, jewellery and art.  I love her inspiration from nature.    Just look at her bisque designs fresh from firing:

Alisa Burke
I'm always delighted to see a new post from Alisa in my Google reader.  I love her celebration of colour that riots on my screen, and her use of shape when colour is absent.  This is her new book, which I am tempted to purchase although sewing and I are never found in the same room...

Sew Wild

Happy reading!