4 Suggestions for Discovering Your Passion for Artistic Pursuits

4 Suggestions for Discovering Your Passion for Artistic Pursuits

There’s something pretty cool and sexy about the idea of being an artist. In fact, the image of the artist is one of the great motifs that comes up again in… well… in art. Through film, TV, literature, and even just casual conversation and everyday aphorisms and sayings, we all carry an image somewhere in our mind of the creative figure — usually a bit tormented and hungry — working magic onto the canvas, or out of the textiles or clay before them.

Is Your Craft Business Damaging The Environment?

Is Your Craft Business Damaging The Environment?

Trying to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle can feel overwhelming and tough these days. Without planning and research it can take a lot of hard work and dedication and you have to make so many changes to the things that you do every single day.

Etsy Made Local Nottingham Christmas Market 2018

Etsy Made Local Nottingham Christmas Market 2018

As many of you know I am a proud Etsy co-captain for my city’s awesome creative seller’ tea. This year is our 4th annual Etsy Made Local Christmas Market! If you are local or Midlands based I’d love to invite you to join us IRL in Nottingham!

7 Tips for Finding the Time and Energy to Pursue Your Passion

7 Tips for Finding the Time and Energy to Pursue Your Passion

No one really dreams of being a mindless and unsatisfied office drone when they’re young, but for various reasons, many of us nonetheless find ourselves falling into jobs that we just can’t stand, an having to put up with the fact that the work we do for five or more days of the week, is ultimately meaningless to us in the grand scheme of things.

10 Things I Am Loving Right Now November

10 Things I Am Loving Right Now November

A chill is finally in the air… followed by the race to layer up as many cosy chunky knitted sweaters as possible! This month I am excited to be sharing what is lighting up my business and life as we move into spice pumpkin latte season! Pass the hand knit socks, winter I’m ready for you!

Mistakes That Could Harm Your Craft Business

Mistakes That Could Harm Your Craft Business

There is no denying that people are falling back in love with crafts, and this presents an exceptional business opportunity for anyone skilled in this area. However, we have all been there: those moments when we say that if we had gone back in time, we would have done something differently

Women Who Create / Saffron Reichenbacker

Women Who Create / Saffron Reichenbacker

This week we welcome Saffron Reichenbacker to the WWC fold to share her super honest and inspiring account of running a creative business! Full to the brim with style and detail… A true artist! Saffron’s work will take you to world gone by.

5 Creative Women Who Overcame Failure To Succeed

5 Creative Women Who Overcame Failure To Succeed

Often when faced with failure, we’re tempted to throw in the towel. It’s not easy to bounce back wholeheartedly from any misstep in your endeavors, whether it be in a business venture, in a journey towards a healthy lifestyle, or in any other aspect of your life.

5 Common Mistakes Etsy Sellers Make (and how to avoid them)

5 Common Mistakes Etsy Sellers Make (and how to avoid them)

Working from home as a designer/maker/craft business owner might be your dream realised after years of working towards goals and escaping the ‘day job’. It might be something you are working on part time or as a side hustle to other work or commitments?

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Small Business Owner

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Small Business Owner

We've all been there. The polite customer at the craft fair, the intrigued family friend, a colleague at your part-time job... Your Gran. They like to ask the question because they find you interesting, 'inspiring' and often 'quirky'. They have chatted with you before about what you're up to but often skirt around the subject of work. Until they don't!

My Top 5 Apps For A Creative Business IG Feed

My Top 5 Apps For A Creative Business IG Feed

Just another app that breeds FOMO and comparison? Or a fun and aesthetically pleasing tool to help grow your business and community? There's no denying that for creative companies, makers and crafters Instagram it is probably the most popular platform right now.