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the handmade marketplace

June 18, 2014

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the handmade marketplace by kari chapin (3)

many of you are probably familiar with kari chapin’s creative guide for crafters, the handmade marketplace. i’m excited to share that kari has just released the 2nd edition and it’s bursting at the seams with info for the artisan! kari teaches us how to make money (and a living!) at doing what we love by selling our crafts. the new edition has updated info on how to best utilize the latest on-line and social media opportunities for sales and marketing, perfect for the modern crafter!

i’m thrilled to be included as one of the experts for the ‘creative collective‘ in the book as well! inside, i’m sharing tips on blogging, how to get inspired, how to build a community around your craft and more!

There are so many great tips from business owners regarding branding, marketing, blogging, social, media, online stores, brick-and-mortar shops, etc. And I’m thrilled (and honored) to be included as one of those business owners… – See more at: http://www.papernstitchblog.com/#sthash.67Smh4i9.dpuf

you can find a copy on amazon, barnes & noble or on indie bound (all for under $12!).

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spoonful

February 9, 2012

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spoonful

last week i got the most magical e-mail from a lovely gal named anthea, one of the makers behind spoonful. as she puts it, ‘spoonful is a short and inspiring little publication which, in light of our insanely busy lives, can be finished by the end of a train ride. it’s quick to consume, beautifully soft, & after reading will genuinely make you smile.’

spoonful

spoonful inside their latest issue, they take a beautiful walk outside in the woods of germany with photographer toni weber, and invite readers to look up into the skies in our objects of affection section. from recipes & craft to happiness ponderings and spilt milk, it’s an issue to inspire and begin the new year with a batch of soul, & enrichment!

spoonful

spoonful

spoonful

head on over to spoonful to discover this beautiful and magical world!

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farm anatomy

February 1, 2012

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farm anatomy

you might have seen julia rothman’s latest work,  farm anatomy bouncing around the web, but i only thought it appropriate to share it here as well. in fact, she could have titled it ‘for going home to roost’ and it would have felt just right! julia is one of my long time favorite illustrators, and to see the curious parts and pieces of country life illustrated by her gets me so excited!

farm anatomy

farm anatomy

farm anatomy

as you can see, in 224 pages she’s covered just about everything! you’ll learn the difference between a weanling and a yearling and a farrow and a barrow. she covers everything from tractors to pigs and fences to farm tools. you’ll see the different varieties of squash and all the parts of a goat; learn about how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive. all beautifully illustrated by julia rothman- yes, please!

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a year of food life

September 22, 2011

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animal vegetable miracle

speaking of my odd liken to corn lately, have you all read animal, vegetable, miracle by barbara kindsolver? i couldn’t help but think of it yesterday as i wrote about my seasonal cravings. this book has been one of my favorites for a long time, and it is one of the reasons why i fell in love with eating locally and seasonally.

it is the (true) story of a year in which the kingsolver family deliberately fed themselves on food grown within their community, and what they learned from the experience. it’s inspiring, entertaining and encouraging- and it is even jam packed full of seasonal recipes and weekly dinner planning ideas! if you haven’t read it, i (obviously) recommend it. if you’re not much of a reader, maybe you would enjoy visiting their website where you can still find recipes, resources and tips on finding local food.

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