I don’t crochet gifts for the holidays. It’s the time of year where I’m starting to see the panicked posts of friends and colleagues regarding all the gift crocheting (or knitting) that they have left to do. Meanwhile in Jess-Land,
Creatives that run a business! How many started projects do you have in your little part of the Making Cool Shit With Your Hands Universe? Three? Five? Twenty? Too many to actually consider answering this question? It’s a common dilemma
In what seems to be the never ending quest to “brand” Knot By Gran’ma, I finally got some yarn labels to add to the list. They are far from perfect. I was prepping for a craft fair (cringe), and the
If you use social media to link to an item to your Etsy shop, it’s going to contain the products of your competition unless you add to the link. Let me repeat that. If you use social media to link
I finally ran out of business cards, and it’s like my birthday and Christmas all rolled up into one. I’ve been itching to change up my business cards for a while now, but budgeting reasons made sure that I finished the ones I had first. I wanted to make sure that this batch could double as cards for the business and also for packaging for my cat butts and other smaller items… working smarter and not harder here.
Crochet is a rough business. Time is already not on your side, because it takes forever to complete. How are you supposed to make amazing pieces, and keep your work in front of as many eyeballs as possible? How are
Let’s start out with explaining that I need to be home where it’s quiet to work. I am without a noiseproof workspace. An office with a door would be wonderful, but that’s not how our home is set up at this stage. When school is out, and my schedule is thrown to the wind, it becomes difficult to remain productive. There is noise and constant, “Ma. Ma. Ma. Ma. Ma. Ma. Ma.” interruptions. We’re also on the move quite a bit. Break is a great time for friends coming over, and planning day trips. It’s not so good for working.
Everywhere you look on the internet, someone is telling you that you have to give things away in order to attract potential buyers. It’s good business. As a good businesswoman, I made sure that I was offering free crochet patterns
Knot By Gran’ma entered the Etsy Small Business Contest the other day. I don’t normally enter these kinds of things, but I thought maybe trying things that make me uncomfortable would be good for me. Also, maybe I will win. THAT would be awesome. You can vote here.