Give them a cottage!

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How exciting is it to share with you my new range of customised felt cottages! This is the perfect house warming gift. It adds a pop of joyful colour to any home and it is personalised with any text you like: family name, owner’s first names, nicknames, you name it (ha ha).

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It’s not just about drinking tea – craft business booby traps

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Let’s face it: running an online craft business involves a lot of tea drinking. Some fellows crafters says they love being able to work in their pyjamas, I mean yoga pants, and watch daytime television now and then. If you ask people who don’t have a clue they would say it is about stitching/drawing/knitting/what-not-hobbying all day with not a care in the world. As far as I am concerned I never work in my pyjamas, may watch some tv on my lunch break but mostly enjoy the freedom of being my own boss, making my own decisions, getting to know my infinite skills a bit more everyday and getting to create/design/make everyday. However there are some aspects of the crafty and working at home life that could be lead anyone in depressed mood if not carefully managed.

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Can’t stop ironing – surprisingly useful tools for running an online craft business

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If you think about business artefacts, what pops to your mind? Business cards, big expensive black pens, desk computer, phone with too many buttons. Yes, me too. But I found my online craft business reality was a tad different. On a daily basis I rather use my camera, my printer and my iron who is now my best friend.

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Lolly sticks to the rescue – thread and ribbon organisation

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Today I share a great secret with you: you will never look extremely organised unless you were a total mess at some point AND you own a ridiculous amount of lolly sticks. And I succeed, at least for the mess and lolly sticks part. I am also getting better at the organisation stuff though it has been a while since my last craft organisation post. Let me show you how I stored my ribbon pieces and embroidery threads.

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My own degree – running an online craft business

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Two years in business and I have never looked back. But I am still learning. When I first started my craft business I was aware of some of the skills it would take but there are some I never knew how important they are. Actually I look at these past two years as a training period, like my very own “Running an online craft business” degree. Two years to get proficient at one’s job, it is not too long isn’t it?

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