Have you ever dreamed of writing a book, designing your own patterns or creating your own line of fabric? If so, you’re in luck – because these are great ways that Makers Make Money! What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce – and it’s a … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #3 Creating Intellectual Property!
First off, let me say that YES – Selling Handmade can be very profitable, if done right. The Handmade Marketplace is an opportunity for you to create a business that you love - if you set yourself apart from the crowd. I’m by no means an expert in the Handmade Marketplace, but I’ve observed artists that have been wildly successful as well as those that struggle. Here are some of my … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #2 Selling More Than Handmade!
Cecilia Young - You're the Winner of our Holiday Giveaway. Please contact Me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and remember to read the fine print below if you live outside the US - Congratulations Cecilia! I was so inspired by all of the great Blog and Recipe Sources you gave me on our last giveaway I thought it might be fun to share a fantastic food blog with you - right before … [Read more...] about Giveaway Day – Holiday Season 2016!
It's time for another addition of - The Quilter's Round Up. Our Seattle Long Arm Quilt Finishing Studio feels more like Santa's Workshop these days. Holiday surprises and Baby Gifts have been coming in and going out in record time. So here are some of the beautiful quilts that we've had the pleasure of working on. Laurie's Vintage quilt might be one of my favorite quilts ever. I'm a … [Read more...] about November’s Long Arm Quilting Round Up!
I'm sure it won't surprise you at all to know that one of the top 5 ways that Makers actually turn their passion into a profession is through teaching others. I discussed it a lot in the previous section of The Maker's Guide to Making Money so there is no need to re-hash it. Teaching was not only fulfilling for our business, but it was also lucrative. So before you toss aside the idea that you … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #1 Educating Others!
If you don't already know, Halloween is a big deal around our home! It's my daughter's favorite Holiday and we just spent the whole weekend decorating her room for the season. You might even remember last year when I made her this lovely quilt for her! Knowing it's a short season, it's easy to overlook the fun you can have decorating and sewing for Halloween. So with that in mind I … [Read more...] about 13 Simple Halloween Sewing Projects For Beginners!
Through the years I have had the opportunity to see how maker’s make a living doing what they love. I’ve been sharing my own business journey with Educational Experiences & Services being the turning point to our success. But those are only two of the 5 ways to make money in the creative realm. Fortunately I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time reading, researching, studying, connecting … [Read more...] about The 7 Traits Successful Creative Industries Share
Before I go into how I finally made money in my own crafty business – I want to be ULTRA clear & ULTRA Transparent! For me, personally, the idea of making a livable wage in Seattle while having the flexibility to take time off, pick my daughter up from school and support my creative community was my ultimate goal. Making CEO Compensation and working 80 hours a week was not my goal. This is … [Read more...] about How I Finally Made Money In My Crafty Business
My new obsession has to be anything 80’s! Maybe it’s coming off of a 4-day Netflix binge of Stranger Things or my need for everything to be GOLD, GOLD, SOLID GOLD. My family thinks I’m a stones’ throw away from buying a T-Top Z28 & acid wash jeans! This might explain why , as I was pondering my project for The Polka Dot Chair's Summer Sewing Series, I couldn’t quit thinking about Trapper … [Read more...] about The Crafty Book Binder Cover
To complete my project for the Summer Sewing Series with Polka Dot Chair I thought the perfect companion to the Crafty Book Binder Cover is certainly a 3-Ring Pencil Pouch! Complete with a zippered pocket to hold all of your precious belongings. With a flat zipper and individual compartments for your writing tools this 3-Ring Pencil Pouch can help you organize your life in Crafty … [Read more...] about The 3-Ring Pencil Pouch