How DIY Crafts Help Child Development

When schools removed Arts and Crafts programs, a massive part of me was sad. Every Wednesday, I went into the cafeteria, chose a DIY project, and sat at the table, crafting for the next ninety minutes. It was my happy place.  Arts […]

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Hope Smitherman: From Child Crafter to Craft Seller

Hope Smitherman has always been excited by craft projects. She has memories of craft camps and supplies during her childhood years. Hope considers herself a jill-of-all-trades when it comes to creativity. She shares her craft journey, years as a blogger, how she […]

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Marketplace for Makers, Artists, and Artisans Come to Chicago’s Beverly Neighborhood

Like most entrepreneurs, Allison Papara’s frustration with the maker’s space turned into an opportunity to fill a void in the market. The lack of options for quality, unique, handmade goods piqued her curiosity about the handmade market.  Allison was a music lover […]

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Dear Crafters: It’s Time To Tell Your Story

Why Your Story Matters Your voice is powerful. There’s purpose to your story. The worst story is the one that’s never told. We crafters often fall into the bubble of spending tons of hours sourcing materials, gathering Pinterest ideas, watching how-to videos, […]

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Stop Giving Discounts in Your Business: Give Value Instead

Are you finding yourself giving customers more discounts than intended? Find Yourself playing pricing defense with customers who feel that your product or service isn’t “worth the price?” Only attracting potential customers who are always price haggling? Giving Discounts Isn’t the Answer […]

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Sophia Forero: Jewelry Designs Nurturing Sophanistas to ‘Feel Beautiful’ in Their Own Magnificence!

Introducing Sophia Forero… The Greek-American custom jewelry designer is moved by history and energized by travel. Sophia is unapologetically proud of her Greek heritage, loves her family, and is serious about her Christian faith. She finds beauty in all things, whether it’s […]

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