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Spotlight Feature – Locotrends

Locotrends is a small business which offers handmade scarves and headbands. The whole idea has evolved from a hobby and took a while before it was formed into an online shop.  Now all the scarves created over the time are available for shoppers looking for something special for their beloved ones during the Christmas holiday season. Behind the scenes is ... Read More »

One Etsy seller does THIS every 1st day of the month

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One Etsy seller does THIS every 1st day of the month I’ve been an Etsy seller for many years and I keep a routine on the first day of every month that I thought you might be interested in learning about.  My first of the month routine is something that has been helpful for me, but there is no magic ... Read More »

5 FREE Downloads – Printable Décor

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Handmadeology readers have a special offer from Historical By Design for five free downloads of printable décor. DOWNLOAD HERE Don’t overspend at Restoration Hardware to print a Paris street map for over $1,400, when you can DIY and print your own for only 97% off! Use these images at Zazzle.com to turn free images into DIY décor!   Read More »

Here’s the Simple Formula For Success

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Welcome to part four of my success series! It started when I asked you to research your best life: First, you made a list to help you figure out what you want. Next, you created a list of all the things you didn’t like about the way your present life is unfolding. Last week, you made note of everything you ... Read More »

Top 100 Vintage Etsy Shops – August 2014

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Here are the top 100 Etsy sellers in the vintage category for 2014.  These rankings are by sales numbers. Each shop link is clickable, so have fun checking out all these great shops! Top Seller Vintage (excluding supplies) Rank Name Sales Country 1 inkpainter 27867 United States 2 ohmymilky 23269 United States 3 RogueRetro 20638 United States 4 juliecollings 17591 United States 5 ... Read More »

DIY Restoration Hardware-Inspired Pipe Shelves – Step-by-Step

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I love the look of these pipe and reclaimed wood pipe shelves.  Check out this step-by-step pipe shelf tutorial by 7th house on the left. Here are some handmade pipe shelves just in case you don’t want to make your own! The Elevated Single Walnut Towel Rack by vintagepipedreams Cameo Pipe Shelf // INDUSTRIAL Style // NATURAL CEDAR by: SmokestackStudios Industrial rustic pipe ... Read More »

“Your Handmade Business Foundation” for success and more sales

Hi, I’m Mei (‘may’) Pak, the Pragmatic Designer. I’m your practical problem solver, and I’m here to help you create a happier, abundant and fun business! I specialize in helping handmade businesses like yours. I once started out at zero sales, and now make six figure sales a year selling my handmade jewelry. I’m a maker, artist and designer, just ... Read More »

Top 10 Hottest Etsy Shops – August 3, 2014

These are the top 10 Etsy shops with the most sales for August 3, 2014 (no supplies category). These shops had the most sales for August 3, 2014 . . . check them out to find something you can’t live without.   10.  MayaHoney   9.  SonyaDeHartDesign   8.  HerringtonDesign 7.  LayeredAndLong 6.  PoshPeanutKids 5.  PrintableWisdom 4.  RivermillEmbroidery 3.  ThinkPinkBows ... Read More »

50% Off – Craftsy Classes!

It’s the perfect time to learn some new skills and Craftsy is having a huge sale for the next few days. They’ve also added 70 new classes just this summer! Check out all 16 class categories and start your learning engines. Ready. Set. Learn! Embroidery Quilting Sewing Jewelry Paper Crafts Photography Painting Drawing Gardening Woodworking Crocheting Knitting Spinning Weaving Cake ... Read More »

10 Can’t Miss Craftsy Classes

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There is no doubt that Craftsy is the best place to learn something new that will make you a better artist and well-rounded person. I love that you can take very specific classes relating to your specific craft but also introductory classes to learn new skills. Here are my 10 Favorite Classes on Craftsy to help you learn new skills ... Read More »