Category Archives : Selling Crafts

Interview with Kaari Meng, French General (& New Products!)

For Americans especially, French style is a classic. We caught up with Kaari Meng, author, founder of French General, and the designer behind the new French General Scrapbooking Products for Jolee’s Boutique, to learn what inspires her. CIW: French General style is vintage but so fresh…where do you go to find inspiration? Kaari: I am […]

Featured Crafter: Nikki, In Stitches

Meet Nikki: She is awesome!

Nikki, a one time teacher and now professional Mom to two kids and crafter has an unbelievable talent for making just about anything. For years she would encourage friends to get crafty, saying “You could SO make that” when they would see trendy items in stores or catalogs. Today Nikki spends time teaching people how to make things with her fantastic tutorials and simple craft kits. We talked with Nikki recently to find out about her life, her crafty loves, and what keeps her going when the going gets tough.

Nikki In Stitches - Kits and Handmade Tutorials

An Interview With Taryn Sisco – Poppy Chic

We first found Taryn on Dreamers Into Doers, the Martha Stewart Community and decided we love any girl that wears a big, bright flower in her hair! We also love the cute, funky, and easy tutorials she puts together on her blog, Poppy Chic. We wanted to learn more!
Here is our interview with Taryn. ( Don’t miss the Flower Hair Pin Tutorial she shared with us – so adorable and easy to make!

Yay Taryn! Taryn-Sisco-Poppy-Chic

Craft Business: What's In A Name?

So you have a great idea, beautiful products, and are super excited to get started selling your crafts. You are about ready to welcome your “baby” to the world and might be starting to ask…hey, what are we going name this thing? Here are a few things to consider when you are naming your creative […]

Supporting Your Business: Developing Your Community On Facebook

This is an article we wrote for Meylah, a site that helps artists market their work. Enjoy! Congratulations! Your Facebook fan page is up and running, you have added all the necessary structural elements and you are posting status updates regularly. Now that you have a fan page, how do you maximize the value of […]

Picture Perfect Products – Photographing Your Crafts For The Web

It is easy to see that few things are as important online as good, high-quality, detailed pictures. Whether you are selling your art or crafts on sites like Etsy, Ebay, or Amazon or just showcasing your work for friends on Facebook, there are some secret tricks of the trade I have learned in my professional career that can help you make photographs of your crafts look really professional.

Gear that will help you to photograph like a professional:

Example of product photography