Best Handmade podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Delightful knitting patterns and Knitting Podcast
 
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Dear Handmade Life
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Dear Handmade Life is brought to you by Delilah Snell and Nicole Stevenson. The aunt and niece duo responsible for Patchwork Show and Craftcation Conference discuss the handmade community, owning businesses, the creative process, and the highs and lows of life in general. Bi-weekly episodes start off with a specialty drink and feature an expert guest.
 
Your Handmade Business is a podcast for makers about the big picture of your business brought to you by Academy of Handmade—helping you to do what you love and love what you do. Each episode we tackle an important (and sometimes uncomfortable) topic about running a handmade business and feature perspectives and experiences from makers and the people who support them.
 
Welcome to my first podcast about sewing and life
 
How to market your handmade items
 
The Simple Handmade Everyday podcast is where I talk about living a creative, intentional life. I like to chat about quilting, knitting, what I'm reading and watching, and even a little bit about keeping a cozy, organized home.
 
The Business Buzz Podcast is for makers, artists and designers, helping you create a consistent income with your handmade business.
 
A podcast about sewing, knitting, and living a more handmade life
 
"The World's Most Essential Cooking Tool."
 
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Handmade with AE
Monthly+
 
A show that centers around handmade crafts, going green, grassroots artists, and what it's like to own a handmade business. New show every Thursday 1030 am est.
 
Pittsburgh Web designer, blogger and #1 top podcast in USA!
 
The podcast for those who like their knitting, yarn and comedy in equally large measures. Hosted by UK knitter Jo Milmine, there's also a regular Sock Surgery co-hosted with Clare Devine and Kate Read. Business minded? Enjoy the interviews with industry entrepreneurs for top tips and inspiration on making it in the yarn industry. Finally - enjoy the finest fringe knitting pattern picks that Ravelry has to offer.
 
How to market your handmade items
 
Featuring inspiring interviews with Etsy shop owners who share tips and strategies for how to sell successfully on Etsy. Connect virtually on Twitter with @ConvoMePodcast (https://twitter.com/ConvoMePodcast) as well as on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EtsyConversationsPodcast), Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/convomepodcast/) and Google+ (https://plus.google.com/105768205195648489315/posts) with Etsy Conversations Podcast - Follow us, Like us, Pin us, and join our Circle to become a ...
 
In each episode of the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show, you’ll find great ideas for launching, managing, and evolving your indie yarn-related business, and tips for keeping yourself creative, productive, and sane. Share the unique joys and challenges of being an indie in the yarn industry, whether you’re a crochet or knitting author, blogger, designer, maker, podcaster, publisher, teacher, or tech editor; a yarn dyer or spinner; or the owner of any other indie business based around yarn. Top ...
 
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DAMN VEGANS
Weekly
 
handmade with love in small batches
 
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Hobbies Up To Here
Monthly+
 
So Many Hobbies, So Little Time!
 
Do you believe that art, creativity, innovation, and kindness can change the world? If you answered “Heck yeah!” then this is the podcast for you. Badass Creatives features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Topics covered include tips for getting your work seen on social media, diversifying your income streams as a creative, how artists make the leap to full-time artist ...
 
Do what you love, love what you do.
 
Antidepressknits is a podcast about knitting, spinning, and mental health, with a healthy dose of birds and ponies. Hosted by a 30-something non-practicing school psychologist living with Bipolar II Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety.
 
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This Craft Nation
Monthly
 
This Craft Nation explores the stories of the craft renaissance and makers movement that have manifested into our modern connected lifestyle. Fred and Kyle dive deep into the creative combustion engine of our country; talking to the colorful characters who hold the deeper truths of This Craft Nation.
 
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ZCENE
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ZCENE is a podcast that features conversations with Zinsters about their work.
 
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GnomeAcres Podcast
Monthly
 
The GnomeAcres Podcast is all about the gnomemade and nerd flavored happenings at GnomeAcres. We show off our hand dyed yarn, wooden buttons, gnotions and other gnometastic swag. Join the gnomes as they discuss upcoming shop updates and other geeky endeavors.
 
New Episodes Coming Summer 2018! Coming to you from Starr Studios in Denton, Texas and Tom Collins Signs in Limerick, Ireland - this is Coffee With a Sign Painter, a podcast hosted by sign painters Sean Starr and Tom Collins that consists of interviews with other sign painters and some of the customers and characters Sean and Tom come across while running their studios.
 
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Jane's Apple
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Since most of us start crafting for the pure enjoyment it's hard to shift focus to thinking of our craft as a business. This is a 13 step podcast series to selling your handmade craft online.
 
Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos host Love to Sew, a fun weekly podcast about making clothes, sewing community, and small business. They talk about their passion for sewing a handmade wardrobe and their daily lives as creative entrepreneurs. Listen to interviews with indie business owners and inspiring sewists who totally understand your obsession with sewing.
 
Clothes Making Mavens is a sewing podcast about handmade fashion. Helena and Lori discuss their favourite pastime--sewing clothes--and talk to other people who are also passionate about sewing. For information and episodes, visit ClothesMakingMavens.com.
 
How do you craft a successful, sustainable handmade business? Explore your goals, your profit, your marketing and your mission in this podcast with Tara Swiger - maker, author and Starship Captain. Learn how to craft a business you'll love, meet your fellow explorers and get inspired to keep going.
 
Join Felicia Lo, founder of SweetGeorgia Yarns, as she explores the sweet spot between craft, creativity, and colour together with some of the most inspiring knitters, spinners, designers, shop owners, and makers in this handmade community.
 
Welcome to Girl on Purpose Radio, Vivian Tenorio is the former CEO of Signature Flan turned radio and TV host and each weekday you are given the opportunity to listen in on her conversations, as she and her guests share the secrets to their successes, the spirited stories of their failures, as well as incredible tips and insights for starting a business, becoming an entrepreneur and finding fulfillment. They make it all relatable and doable; they're opening up their playbooks to pave the way ...
 
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Suz's Muses
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Suz's Muses is brought to you by Suzanne Proksa, a "Jill of all trades." Suzanne talks about health and wellness, business, handmade and Etsy love, social media, quirky goodness, daily thoughts, motivation, and more. You will never quite know what you're going to get! Suzanne Proksa is an IAWP (International Association of Wellness Professionals) Certified Wellness Coach, an AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners) Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, a PHR and SHRM-CP Certif ...
 
The Merriweather Council podcast, hosted by Danielle Spurge, is all about celebrating the reality of gainful self employment through craft. This is a podcast for art and design entrepreneurs - makers, etsy sellers and shopify users! Featuring tips, insights, advice and tough love for handmade business owners in concise format. Focused on sharing realistic ideas and personal experiences with the nuances of handmade business in mind. If you are working to turn your crafty tendencies into profi ...
 
This team of bargain hunters and savvy fashionists will get you Hollywood stars' handbags and purses for cheap and without leaving town.
 
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Liquea Hill
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Handmade jewelry
 
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Modern Makers
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Modern Makers Handmade Homeware
 
Social Media advice for creative entrepreneurs, makers, creators and handmade businesses. Learn how to run a trackable and automated Facebook Ad, Grow an email list of subscribers and create a successful blog and business.
 
From Maker to Manufacturing is a podcast about what it really takes to grow a handmade business. We will get into detail about the nuts and bolts of really scaling a business and how you can navigate the growth successfully. Hosted by Sarah Cooley the Founder & CEO of Simply Curated.
 
Pipe Smoking Podcast, By Pipe Smokers, For Pipe Smokers. Conversation Ranges From Tobacco to Tolkien, Pipes to Pirates, Recreation to Reformed Theology. JD and Beau sit down every week and talk about the rich history and elegance of pipe tobacco, the custom blends found only at the Country Squire, as well as general shop talk. If you're a pipe enthusiast looking for a show to listen to on the go or while you're kicking back enjoying a bowl, this is definitely the place for you. For decades t ...
 
A podcast providing medical students with the practical knowledge and skills they need to survive and thrive on the wards! Handmade in Aotearoa New Zealand.
 
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Being Bossy
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An informal podcast for small shop owners, mamas and BO$$ babes!Hosted by Farah, the maker and owner of Love Squared Kids who's just trying to balance the life of a work at home mom of 2 small kids with being a shop boss and everything in between!Join us for interviews, celeb gossip, life hacks and more!
 
Tips for the Handmade Small Business Owner
 
Handmade knives are a functional art. Beautiful, effective, deadly, and precise, they capture the obsession of hundreds of artists; bladesmiths. Background photo credit: Dave Friesen. Banner and cover photos: Joey Seawell and Liam Hoffman
 
Handmade jewelry and promoting my book on sweek
 
Amy Eaton is a product photographer and educator teaching handmade sellers how to DIY their own p...
 
Welcome to the Colored Red Leather Goods podcast where we will discuss handmade, small business and of course leather.
 
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Happenstories
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Happenstories is a podcast from the Happenstore in Sydney's Inner West. It's about making, creating and celebrating the handmade life.
 
ARTIFACT X is the serialized audiobook science fiction adventure that asks, “How do you save the world— when you’re grounded?” Enjoyable by anyone, it is primarily intended for young people age 7-13. It is written and produced by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Hennessey.Artifact X is the story of twelve year-old Brant Haughton, a military family kid from San Antonio. All Brant wants is to be good, really good, at something. He is surrounded by friends and family who seem to have ...
 
Join Jami Boys of the website An Oregon Cottage and her husband Brian (always a co-conspirator in DIY projects and videos) as they discuss cooking simple, real foods, growing food and flowers, and tackling easy home improvement and decor projects - the kind everyone can do. You'll hear the things that went well, as well as things that didn't go according to plan (that you just have to laugh about). Never ones to get hung up on perfection or abilities, they believe everyone can make a house a ...
 
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Chat with Crafters
Monthly
 
Listen to Chat with Crafters interviews and learn from those who have succeeded in the handmade business so that you can level up!
 
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How do you keep going when everything is GOOD? Or FINE? What if you met your goal, so you're not feeling super motivated? Or you've gotten excited about a new project? How do you keep your consistency on what's already going well? Today's question comes from a Starship Captain who asked, "How do you stay focused on the parts of your business th ...…
 
Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Alisha Hartley of AH Engineer Jewelry. Connect With Me Instagram: @EtsyConvo Twitter: @ConvoMePodcast Visit www.ConvoMe.com for more informa ...…
 
Isaac takes a multi-faceted trip with serial entrepreneur Adrienne Wiley down the path of her various business ventures, philosophical pursuits, and lessons learned as a jeweler, shop owner, and small business consultant.
 
Friends!! So, this episode came out a little late, and we ran into a few technical difficulties with this week's interview.. But here at ZCENE we decided to take lemons and make Zine Reviews!! During International Zine Month, I came across A LOT of amazing zine and beautiful people. So, here's just a small selection of Zines I came across. Hope ...…
 
Sarai Mitnick gives us a peek behind the scenes of Colette Patterns and Seamwork Magazine. We discuss building an inspiring workplace, bringing sewists together online, and handling challenges in business. Sarai also chats with us about body positivity and self-image as it relates to our sewing practice.…
 
In this interview with the fabulous Marcy Harriell of the Oonaballoona blog, Lori and Helena got the scoop on Marcy's exciting new project, where she combines her comfort in front of a camera (she is a working actor) with her flair for fashion and sewing. Marcy stars in the new Bluprint (formerly Craftsy Unlimited) show entitled "Re:Fashion" wh ...…
 
What you do is directly tied to who you are, and it’s hard to articulate that in a way that someone else can understand. In this YHBTV recap, Sharon offers 5 great tips to help you better prepare for talking about yourself.
 
Episode 175 – As a successful business owner, there will be a time when you are asked or have an opportunity to share your expertise in public. It could be a presentation at a town meeting, a networking event or a large conference. Most people react by thinking, “I’d never be able to do that!” But hold on! Don’t jump to that conclusion so fast! ...…
 
Photo Credit: Deb Hickman Today on the podcast I have a brand new sock pattern to introduce: our 4th design in this year’s Handmade Sock Society. I’m also reviewing a few books that I’ve found really helpful in my journey to stay healthy. Knitting can take a toll on our muscular-skeletal system, so if we want to keep knitting prolifically, it’s ...…
 
Contrary to popular belief, your customers are NOT always right. In YHBTV recap, Sharon and Isaac give 5 reasons your customer might be wrong and 8 tips on how to deal with it.
 
What's your brand? Is worrying about it going to increase your sales? What is translating marketing on Instagram into sales? Today we're going to talk about the difference between branding, marketing and sales, as it's related to your small business. A few weeks ago we talked about increasing sales through marketing on Instagram and then I was ...…
 
Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Mary Hayes of the Etsy shop Crank Hayes (currently no longer open). Connect With Me Instagram: @EtsyConvo Twitter: @ConvoMePodcast Visit www ...…
 
Erin Meiklejohn teaches us all about bra making supplies, fitting lingerie, and what is involved in sewing your own bras. We get to hear the story behind her business, Emerald Erin, and her plans for future patterns!
 
Amanda Siska tells the tale about how her business, Bread and Badger, was upended in 2016 and she undertook a massive re-evaluation that dramatically shifted her products, goals, and expectations.
 
Episode 174 – Danielle is a maker and craft business consultant who loves iced lattes and pop music. Through her work at The Merriweather Council, Danielle teaches creative people how to turn their crafty tendencies into profits. On her blog and podcast, Danielle aims to inspire and support makers in business and share insights from her eight y ...…
 
We’re home from our travels and we want to share some of our adventures with you! Check out this newest episode! Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review for us on iTunes! We are now affiliates with Amazon so if you see a * next to a link, that will take you to Amazon. … Continue reading Traveling Episode #94…
 
Jami and Brian remember the TV cabinet they bought that Brian thought was great because it was cheap and Jami was disappointed because it was so beat up. Now fixed up and one of their favorite pieces of furniture. They discuss their favorite TV shows from the very late 80s to today. What's the common theme here? Jami gives a real-life example o ...…
 
Today’s episode is short and sweet, which is appropriate, since I’m talking about my favourite little knitting projects: socks! I have a few on the go right now (they are perfect travel knitting, and I always bring some on every holiday) and I’m stalking more patterns on Ravelry, as always. Got to keep that Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic ...…
 
On this episode of the Dear Handmade Life podcast Nicole talks to business coach, author and founder of the digital media company, Living Over Existing, Alisha Robertson. The women discuss keeping your brand fresh, finding your niche, pushing past fear and anxiety, discovering your values and more. Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show no ...…
 
I follow my enthusiasm by reading…a lot. And once a month, I share (some of) the books I read last month and the books I intend to read this month. You can join the informal book club by sharing your own list with me on Facebook and find all the posts here. (The usual disclaimer applies.) What I read this month: Expecting Adam, by Martha Beck I ...…
 
Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Susan Williams of the Laughing Cabin & the North Georgia Etsy Team. Connect With Me Instagram: @EtsyConvo Twitter: @ConvoMePodcast Visit www ...…
 
What is the real cost of making our own clothes? We tackle the tricky topic of money in this episode about sewing financials. How do sewists budget? How much fabric do we buy? How do we feel about our spending habits? Hear what the community told us!
 
Episode 13 is a walk down memory lane for me as I chat with Joy David-Tilberg a makeup artist and canvas painter whom I met during my time as a makeup artist & blogger. Listen in to hear Joy chat about her fav beauty and makeup products, her celeb clients, her love for abstract canvas art and how she is living her best life making time for both ...…
 
On this episode, I talk with Taleen Kali and Julia Gibson of Dum Dum Zine is a collective that publishes experimental art-lit zines, and features interviews, flash fiction, photo essays, and serialized radio plays on their website. From summer goths to Hasselblads to how bizarre Facebook marketing is, we cover all the important topics. It's gre ...…
 
Have you ever considered outsourcing your production to a local factory? Sara and Dana from Spooltown have oodles of advice and insight to share about manufacturing handmade goods in this YHBTV episode recap.
 
Episode 173 – Sarah Frink, CEO & Founder of Real Marketing Solutions is a creative, driven and radically authentic digital marketing strategist with a head for marketing and the heart of an entrepreneur. Sarah has the unique talent of taking complex ideas and breaking them down into actionable steps that get results. Four years ago, Sarah found ...…
 
On today’s episode I have a new Shawl Society pattern to introduce, and some good news about my violin exam! I have a short review of a book that I’ve found helpful when it comes to making progress on my goals. I’m also exploring some habits and ideas that could help me get more done, with a little mid-year review of what’s working and what I’d ...…
 
What happens when publicity comes a-calling and catches you off guard? In this YHBTV replay, Sharon and Isaac share tips and advice on how to handle surprise press with style.
 
How do you translate passion into sales? Today I’m answering a question from an Instagram friend! On Instagram, I asked for your questions and IMDCreates asks, “I am scared to ask but here goes I am a crocheter and I am proud of what I do but it doesn't seem to translate into sales how can I change this for my business?” Sales don’t just happen ...…
 
Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Holly Casto of Charm & Gumption (now renamed to Holly Casto Design). Connect With Me Instagram: @EtsyConvo Twitter: @ConvoMePodcast Visit ww ...…
 
Colette Guanta joins us to talk about her fabric shop and pattern company, Tessuti! We hear the inspiring story of how Tessuti Fabrics began, and how it has evolved over the past quarter century.
 
Zines Are Us is a FREE zine event at the University Art Museum (UAM) at CSU Long Beach featuring a conversation with an awesome group of diverse and creative zine artists, along with a zine making workshop and other artsy bonus activities. We talk with Amanda Fruta from the UAM about the event and Sophia Zarders, one of the featured artists. Ho ...…
 
In this replay of a recent YHBTV episode, Sharon identifies several ways your ideal customer may not perfectly align with your ideal *wholesale* customer.
 
Episode 172 – Annette started Fill My Jar Candy Company three years ago, introducing the world to a unique line of handcrafted yet traditional caramel, toffees and chocolate barks. She grew up in a large Italian family where everything centered around the kitchen. There was always good food and a large table to gather around. Even when she was ...…
 
Wesley Henderson is an “entrepreneur’s lawyer” based in Charleston, South Carolina. In this episode, we talk about the legal basics of starting a new small business, such as forming a legal business entity like an LLC, as well as the basic kinds of contracts a small business might need to protect themselves. We also talk about some intellectual ...…
 
Jami lists her favorite cookbooks, the ones that have survived both recent moves and that she still finds favorite recipes in. She discusses with Brian about how well cookbooks survived the ebook and online recipe revolution. They share some happy farmhouse updates and some sad garden updates. And then talk about some cool things they've discov ...…
 
In episode 12 I chat with the seasoned blogger boss behind The Hungry Homemaker Francesca D’Onofrio. I learn that bloggers and those of us that own small shops aren’t that different! We chat about everything from the perks to her photography hack that will have you rushing to buy a roll of tin foil! _____________ Find Francesca on: Instagram: @ ...…
 
Today on the podcast I’m talking about a subject that some might find a little controversial, but which I find very inspiring and empowering: craftivism. The idea of changing the world for the better in both big and small ways with the power of making is a wonderful thing. I take a look at the #titsoutcollective spearheaded by Countess Ablaze, ...…
 
Now that you've reviewed the year so far, you have probably recognized some things that did not turn out as planned. How do you feel? Do you feel horrible about that? Crushed? How do you handle it when things don't turn out as planned? Disappointments. They happen. I've heard from a lot of you that you actually skip doing your monthly or quarte ...…
 
Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with XXXXX. Connect With Me Instagram: @EtsyConvo Twitter: @ConvoMePodcast Visit www.ConvoMe.com for more information.…
 
Jono and Ziba Zehdar-Gazdecki write a Split Zine called ZebraPizza, a collage of everything cool. We also discuss their contributions to Zines in Libraries. ENJOY! http://threeamigospress.tumblr.com Instagram: @zebrapizzazine https://www.flickr.com/photos/60108886@N07/
 
We are celebrating episode 50 this week with a special recap of our time spent travelling together to Pattern Review Weekend, Prince Edward County, and Montreal. We recorded some mini interviews along the way, including a sewing pep talk from Heather Lou and an intro to bra-making with Emerald Erin!
 
Episode 171 – Natalie is a Business Strategist and High Performance Coach who helps high-achieving women entrepreneurs across industries and time zones build, grow and scale their business while avoiding overwhelm. She’s the Founder of the BizChix Community, Podcast, Programs and Events and has been recognized as “One of the Top Women in Busine ...…
 
In this episode, we reached out to hear some different perspectives on the question of "What do in-person sewing community meet-ups contribute to your sewing experience?"Lori and Helena recap their fun experience at PR weekend, then we hear from Mimi G, sewing and blogging superstar. We also reached out to three of our new friends from PR weeke ...…
 
Welcome to episode 11 where I sit down and chat with Kari Russell a local lifestyle and goal coach. We chat about how she began coaching, how it motivated her to go to another country to get her masters degree and why she’s one with Manatees the cows of the sea! Mentioned in this episode: Jacki Carr founder of Rock Your Bliss Robyn Savage and J ...…
 
Today’s podcast contains a heartfelt ode to one of my favourite subjects…decluttering. It’s a bit of a pet cause for me because of how dramatically it improves my day to day life. Knowing where everything is and having room to breathe is one of the best things I can do for my creativity, and I don’t think I’m alone in that! I also have a peek a ...…
 
You need a goal. And a system. What if you don't need a goal to do what you need to do? Let's talk about what a goal is good at, and not good at, and get you ready for the rest of the year! Welcome to the second half of 2018. This is the perfect time to look at the goals you set in January and be real with yourself. Are you truly working on the ...…
 
Welcome to the Etsy Conversations Rewind Series. For the rest of Summer 2018 I'll be featuring interviews with Etsy shop owners from way back that you might have missed. This week's rewind is my convo with Beth Anne and Sarah of Amateur Naturalist & Brilliant Business Moms. Connect With Me Instagram: @EtsyConvo Twitter: @ConvoMePodcast Visit ww ...…
 
Lauren Taylor is here to talk about running her sewing blog, Lladybird, for almost a decade! Lauren is a sewing instructor, freelance tailor, and inspiring member of the sewing community. She gives us tips for increasing sewing productivity and finding time for creative hobbies.
 
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