Fun Stuff · Sneak Peeks

A visit to Etsy UK HQ

As some of you may know, I took part in last year’s Etsy Resolution and found it very helpful for getting my shop up and running and receiving some great guidance from mentors, as well as plenty of help from other makers! So when Etsy did a call out for mentors at the end of… Continue reading A visit to Etsy UK HQ

Fun Stuff · Tips and Tricks

Goals for 2017

I love the start of a new year – it always feels like such a time of opportunity and hope for what may come over the next 12 months. I have found it really helpful to lay out some goals at the start of the year and to try and plan how I will get… Continue reading Goals for 2017

Fun Stuff · Tips and Tricks

A look back at 2016

2016, wow what a year! As it draws to a close I want to have a look back at what I’ve achieved with my little shop, how I’ve measured up against my goals and think about what I’ve learned along the way. Hopefully some of this will help fellow crafters and small business owners too…

Tips and Tricks

Top tips for exhibiting at wedding and craft fairs

As some of you may know, I recently exhibited at my first wedding fair: Belle’s Events’ Seaside Spring Spectacular. It was a great experience and I’d love to share some of my learnings with you! Some of these tips are more specific to wedding fairs (as they tend to be more for exhibiting your wares as opposed to selling them), but many can be applied to craft fairs too. Here goes…

Trend Reports

Wedding Trends 2017: Bridal

We’re not even halfway through 2016 but there’s no stopping the bridal trends for 2017 from making an appearance! If you’re getting married next year, here are the key bridal trends to look out for… Pretty in pink Forget the traditional white wedding dress, next year is all about pink bridal gowns. And not just… Continue reading Wedding Trends 2017: Bridal

How-tos

How to do keyword research for SEO

Whether you run your craft business via your own website or you use a platform like Etsy, you’re probably constantly reading that (part) of the key to your success is getting SEO right.

There’s plenty of helpful information out there but I thought it might be nice to share some of the tactics I use for my own shop to help others on their way…

Trend Reports

Wedding Trends 2016: Themes

There are always perennial favourites when it comes to wedding themes, but much like fashion trends, each season brings with it fresh ideas. Let’s take a look at what’s set to be hot in the world of wedding themes in 2016…