Stitched Stories: An Embroidery Love Story

In the Beginning Debbie Hodge crocheted and sewed doll clothing as a child before venturing into cross stitching, fiction writing, photography, and scrapbooking in her later years. Before starting Stitched Stories, she wrote for and designed scrapbooking magazines while running her scrapbooking […]

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A Craft Business Owner’s Journey: Meet Chandra Chatmon

Chandra Chatmon, born and raised in Berkeley, California, is a creative businesswoman. Awaiting the interview questions, she’s posed at her computer screen with a cool, calm, and reserved demeanor. When she speaks, her voice captures attention. Her speaking is clear, firm, professional, […]

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Startup Capital: New Ways to Get Money for Your Business

Startup capital is important Going into business without startup capital is like a contractor building a house without a foundation. It’s a setup for failure. You can’t expect paying customers if you’re not willing to invest in your own endeavor. Starting a […]

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5 Things Craft Sellers Should Avoid

Are you a craft seller that’s finding yourself on the same merry-go-round? Underpricing products? Not requiring a deposit before working on order? Late shipping? Not testing materials/supplies? Being busy instead of being about business? See video to get breakdowns of each mistake […]

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Why I Chose to Pivot In My Craft Business

I’ve always prided myself on being adaptive and embracing change. That is, until last year, during the third trimester of my pregnancy, when I was faced with one of the hardest decisions ever. I realized that no matter how flexible someone is, a small part of us can be blind to making a change. Therefore, I changed directions from selling DIY jewelry kits to being a digital magazine and education platform for crafters.

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