Waiting On Martha – an Interview With Mandy Kellogg Rye

November 24, 2010

Ever have the feeling that you needed to change direction in your life to follow your passion? I think many of us have woken up one morning to realize we’ve walked far down a path that isn’t what we intended to do. For Mandy from Waiting On Martha, it took one really tough year to […]

Featured Crafter: Nikki, In Stitches

October 31, 2010

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.

Interview With Courtney Dirks – Meylah.com

June 18, 2010

You might have noticed last week that Meylah, a site I write for and often post about on Craft Ideas Weekly, launched a brand new arts and crafts selling platform. I sat down with Courtney Dirks, one of the founding team members of Meylah, to learn more about how Meylah got started and how they […]

Craft Business: What’s In A Name?

May 19, 2010

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

May 2, 2010

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 […]