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5 Craft Show Must Haves

I’ve been doing my fair share of craft fairs for 10 years now, so I’ve learned a lot of tricks along the way. My craft show tool kit has evolved a lot over the years, and now there are a few handy items I can’t live without. Here are my top 5 craft show must […]

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New Orleans Mini Maker Faire 2014

Yesterday was the very first New Orleans Maker Faire. If you’ve been following me for a very long time, you might remember that I had the chance to attend one of the original Maker Faires in San Mateo, California back in 2007, thanks to my win in Etsy’s Upcycle Contest. While yesterday’s event wasn’t quite […]

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75+ New Orleans Instagram Folks Worth Following

Like the Louisiana doodle above? I drew it! You can get it on products ranging from iPhone cases to luggage tags in my Zazzle shop! For me, visual forms of social media, like Pinterest and Instagram, have quickly overtaken my interests, replacing Facebook and Twitter as favorite places to spend my time online. Let’s face […]

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SEO Basics You Must Know: Create Great Relevant Content

One of the things small business owners tell me they’re most interested in learning more about is how to get found in Google search. The world of search engine optimization, aka SEO, can often be very daunting and overwhelming for small business owners who already have so much on their plate. Truth be told, SEO […]

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Faire Collection: Artisan Made Jewelry & Accessories

I’ve been a long-time fan of the Faire Collection, formerly known as The Andean Collection. I’ve followed their story since pretty much the beginning, back in 2008. Faire Collection works with artisans from around the world, including Ecuador, Peru, Swaziland and Vietnam, to create beautiful handcrafted jewelry and accessories. They work with a variety of […]

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5 Key steps to making money at art markets

I recently chatted with my friend Kristy Oustalet about what goes into making money at art markets and craft shows. Not only did we discuss these things, we recorded it for all the world to see! You can watch the video below, or head over to Kristy’s site to see more interviews with creative entrepreneurs. […]

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15 Great Recycled Gift Ideas

Recycled Gifts Under $25 Mardi Gras Beads Nightlight Handmade Recycled Journal Coca Cola Bottle Earrings Vintage Record Coasters BlueQ Airmail Messenger Bag My friends Heather & Mark of Unique Products make tons of cool recycled art, including all sorts of lighting fixtures out of old Mardi Gras beads! Their night-lights are a great affordable gift […]

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Gifts That Give Back

As the holidays start rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gift giving. Personally, if you want to get anything for me this year – you can donate to my campaign to raise funds for Oxfam America’s Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. I’m also donating a percentage of sales from my online shop, local art […]

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My New E-book: How to Make Money at Craft Shows

It’s been in the works for awhile, but now it’s finally here: my new e-book, How to Make Money at Craft Shows! I’ve been selling my handmade goods, along with work by other artists, at all sorts of craft shows and art markets since 2004. I’ve learned a lot along the way, and now I’m […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: How you can help!

Ever since the news broke about the widespread destruction and the lives lost due to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, my heart has been aching, and I’ve been trying to figure out what I could do to help. As someone who lived through the winds of Hurricane Katrina (we rode it out at my […]

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