21 Jul 10

North Yorkshire craft fair in Yarm

If you keep up with my tweets you’ll know that I participated in Yarm craft fair on Sunday, it was great to meet so many new shoppers and sellers from my local area!

The event was held at the lovely Preston Hall which I later found out was also a museum, it was in some lovely parkland that was great to explore on foot.



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12 Jul 10

Finland has it all!

So its been a week or so since I last posted, yes I’m still here!

I was away last week in beautiful Finland. I went there last year and loved it so much I just had to go back.

This time we were mostly based in the Helsinki area where we visited the excellent Design Museum which was having a retrospective of Oiva Toikka’s work. Oiva is most famous for creating glass birds and starting the company Iittala, ceramics and glass share design aspects even if the making process is radically different.
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28 Jun 10

Blogging tips for crafters

You may have noticed in one of the comments in my previous post Carolyn asked for some blogging tips. These are just my tips they aren’t definitive and I’ve probably left a lot out.

I think blogging can be separated into different actions.

1. Preparing your post.

Even before you start writing your blog post you should be thinking about what you’re going to write about. I usually try and start thinking about my next post straight after my last one.

This gives me time to think about it and prepare any photos required for the post. In taking photos you should treat these exactly the same as the product photos you have in your shop. Make them look professional even if you only use two or three in the end.
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