Saturday, August 25, 2012

Free Ebook: Craft Business Heroes

I can't wait for the kiddos to go to sleep tonight so I can delve into this FREE EBOOK! I always love to read inspiring stories from others in the crafty biz. Grab your FREE copy of Craft Business Heroes for Kindle and get inspired!  
Be sure to check it is still free before you order.

Don't have a Kindle? Download Kindle for your PC here (I have it and love it!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Organizing my Office Space with Yard Sale Finds

My hubby and I are thrilled to finally live in town and love getting up on a Saturday morning to wander the Farmer's Market and yard sales in the area. Here are a couple of finds that we have used for my office space and I'm SO in love with them! The first is an old mail holder. I love how it has oodles of slots and I've decided to use it to store all my jewellery cards, customs forms, business cards and anything else of that sort. Now I just have to finish getting it loaded up! Cost: $5

Almost everyone I know (or their mother) has had one of these at some point. The wooden shelf with a heart in it (this one happens to be a plate rail) but I love that it is both long and thin and perfect for displaying my product. At some point I'm going to put a dowel underneath to hold all of my ribbon (add it to the project list!) Cost: $1

Now all of my product and my packaging materials are within reach above my packing table and are no longer taking up valuable space ON TOP of the table!

What are some of your favourite tips for organizing your office space/studio/craft room?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Custom Order for the Golf League

These fabulous zipper pulls are heading out to be gifts for a golf league. They easily clip onto a golf bag (or purse or backpack in off season) and are topped off with beautiful striped oval beads. Such a fun order to create!

Friday, August 10, 2012

My preparations for the holiday shopping season: Week 1

I can hardly believe it but I have already begun holiday preparations for the upcoming season! Over the next four weeks I'm hoping to have my wheels in motion and be prepared for a stress free and hopefully busy season. Week One: Order supplies...alot of supplies! I just finished a big charm order, am getting stocked up on chain and findings and other creating goodies as well as bags for packaging. This week I also hope to order another case of envelopes and get some new colours of cardstock for making product cards. With everything on its way I guess I'd better make Week Two organize my studio/office space! Stay tuned to see how that works out!

How are you getting your handmade business ready for the holiday season? What do you expect this year to bring?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Custom Order for some talented horse lovers!

I was so excited to create this special order for a wonderful group of hardworking riders in Junior Showmanship (they just don't know it yet!) It's always such a pleasure to work with a repeat customer on something near and dear to their hearts. Have I said how much I ♥ my job!!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Local Event: FREE Craft Party

Craft Party is a global celebration of meeting and making. It’s a time to get to know your neighbors and exercise your creative spirit. Craft Parties take place around the world when communities come together to participate in art, craft, design and DIY in every form.

Etsy and special sponsor, Michaels, will provide a box of craft supplies to every party with at least 25 participants that have signed up by August 12th. The more people who sign up for the party, the more generous the box of supplies! This years theme is Wish You Were Here.

When: Saturday August 25th at 2pm
Where: Crow In White Creative Studio 130 Kent St. W. Lindsay
This is a FREE EVENT, just pre-register and then bring your creative ideas and desire to have a great time the day of the event!