Saturday, October 13, 2012

Craft Room Clean--Creative Mind Begins


Well I finally got around to cleaning my sewing/craft room. It was amazing how much hidden supplies I had found. Now I know where everything is and can find things without tripping over myself. lol Here are my before and after pics:



With my room looking normal again I can concentrate on the business side of my crafts. So I'm sitting at my desk this very second and remember reading something about Esty thinking about wholesaling. Here is the link:

Its very interesting read but there was no particular time line on when it will start yet it feels great to know that they are considering it. Although I sell my crafts to boutiques on consignment there are times when the pricing can be tricky. Therefore I'm starting to look into other avenues on getting my business noticed.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Its been Too Long

Hi all,

Yes, it's been too long since I last posted. It's been such a crazy summer with job changes, school and being on crutches for nearly a month. During my down time it gave me time to think and now it's time to put my thoughts into action. It really hit me when I was watching the Living Well Network channel and they had a section on self publishing. It was a real eye opener and made me realize I wasn't putting my best foot forward.

I stepped back for a second and asked myself a question...yes I talk to myself but then who in the craft business doesn't. lol So I said to myself "What is stopping you from walking into the shops and getting your book out to the public? response was ME! In any business the only person stopping you from moving forward is You. Of course there are other family situations and things that are beyond your control. But once you put all of those past you, what else gets in the way...You do!

This was so true for me and I need to put an end to this now. So today I'm going to put together a list of places I would like to see my book displayed at. The 3 most important places I want is AC Moore, Michaels and of course Joann Fabrics. After all they do have a book/magazine section. :-)

Now that I have a game plan I need to get into my sewing room and start preparing, but I think I better clean it first. It looks like a tornado hit it...what do you think? lol

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

FREE CD and Website!

Hi all,
Crafting into Business now has a website!! Yippee!! It's a venture I've been working on for a few months. Its a resource site for everything craft & business related. I'm still working out the kinks on a few things but it should be live by the weekend!
I felt having a site will make it easy for me to keep track of my book sales and hopefully get a broader customer base. I got this idea from a author/motivational speaker Mike Howard. One thing about writing a book is that you must keep people in the loop who motivate and push you to the next level. This also holds true with your crafts or anything you love doing.
Stop on over to Crafting Into Business for our FREE CD on Booth Design & Merchandising for Craft and Trade Shows.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Selling to Gift Shops


I've found a great book on selling to Gift shops. I;ve downloaded this and a few other e-books. If you business has reached a level where you are ready to find more gift shops...this e-book can help.
Stop on over to my Business E-Book Section and take a peek. I will be adding more e-books as I find them.
Well I'm off to mastermind my next adventure. :-)
Blessings & Hugs to you

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Books Are Ready!!

Good Morning,
Today I'm spending time organizing myself...Yes sometimes I have to organize me so I'm not running in so many different directions. lol
I'm happy and excited to say....Books are in!! and copies to the lucky winners of the amazon contest will be mailed out Tuesday!~~Special Thanks to Libby, Kathi and Denise~You Gals Rock!

I'm looking into getting a website devoted to just my books and once I get that up, I will make sure to let you. :-)
Ok, gotta get back to working on this self organization. Needless to say I want to do everything at once and I sometimes forget I'm not Wonder Woman...but I sure did love the outfit she wore! :-)