How to write an effective outreach email by: eleanor whitney *editor’s note: i Love this post by eleanor. i constantly have to write outreach emails and it’s one of the tasks i dread. i know the people i’m reaching out to are crazy busy and i want to keep it short but also provide all […]
I was instantly taken with Jen Lorang’s line, Alchemilla. It’s everything I like about jewelry, original and modern, delicate, beautiful, and strong all at once. You could say she has “the touch”. And once I engaged in this interview with her, I found I liked her even more. I love Jen’s point of view– particularly […]
There are certain things that are like catnip to me. A great vegan dessert. A charismatic speaker. And most of all– a great blog. David Cheaney, of Cheltenham Road, writes such a blog, and in turn, showcases his lovely, vintage inspired wares. He makes me want to throw the casual dinner party of my dreams, […]
find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it – Julia child -nicole s.
why quitting your day job is not the answer… by: tiffany han editor’s note: please see out post on ten questions every entrepreneur should ask themselves for an intro to tiffany han‘s awesomeness. tiffany posted this a while back on her blog but we loved it so much that we’re reprinting it. enjoy! There’s a […]
by: steph calvert *editor’s note: for those of you not familiar with steph calvert…welcome to knowing one of the hardest working talented women dear handmade life knows. she’s the powerhouse behind hearts & laserbeams and the tech expert behind dear handmade life and our patchwork and craftcation websites. not only is she an amazing web […]
the perfect time to start something never arrives. want to start, grow expand your creative business? want to spend time in a community of makers? want to learn new skills in hands-on diy craft and food classes? registration for craftcation conference starts tuesday september 17th! -nicole s.
five Tips for Using Pinterest for Your Business *editor’s note: dear handmade life is happy to welcome guest contributor andreea ayers. she’s an indie entrepreneurial powerhouse with a marketing degree and tons of first hand experience running her own business. if you missed her lectures at craftcation last year, don’t worry. she’ll be back for […]
good words: do what makes you come alive yesterday i took a few hours off and drove to the russian river. if i lived in a place where i could swim in the sea, i would have gone to the beach. but, i live in northern california–a place where beaches are meant to be seen, […]
the benefits of taking a break a few weeks ago my husband, seth told me a secret. we took the afternoon off and drove to goat rock beach. the thing i hate about northern california beaches is that they play a cruel trick on people who actually enjoy the beach. you can see the beach, you […]