Watercolor Paint Types

July 15, 2017

When I start creating a new pattern or print for fabric, I always start with my sketchbook and a pencil. I then use pens, markers and Sharpies to add color and other details. Recently, decided to expand my design tools and explore watercolor paints. If you are new to watercolor paints, you might[...]

Etsy NY Handmade Cavalcade Market

December 2, 2016
Etsy NY Handmade Cavalcade Holiday Market 2016 |

The 2016 Etsy New York Handmade Cavalcade market starts on Monday, December 5th and runs through Sunday December 11th. With 9 years history, this market has become a go-to venue for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts for friends and family. Handmade Cavalcade features a selection of housewares, jewelry, greeting cards, art, […]

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Shop Local & Support Small Business on November 26th #ShopSmall

November 24, 2016
Shop Small Business Saturday! |

Shop small and support small business in a BIG way on Saturday November 26th! Make a special effort to stop by a local business in your community. Unsure of how to find a small business in your neighborhood? Check out the American Express Small Business Guide (access it here). Don’t forget to support small online […]

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Wedding Keepsake Gift idea

October 30, 2016

I recently completed a special project where I created a natural dye from the petals of a wedding bouquet to dye fabric for a table linen set. This unique wedding keepsake was a gift from the maid of honor for the bride. Having this ultra-unique keepsake displayed at home is a guaranteed way to bring […]

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Online Webinar: Secrets to Shipping Success

October 23, 2016
Free webinar on 10/25 on Secrets to Shipping Success |

When I first launched my textile studio and handmade business, figuring out the best shipping strategy was something I really struggled with. There is a lot to consider: shipping costs, packaging, shipping promotions and free shipping offers to name a few. Shipping can make or break your e-commerce business in multiple ways. …

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Jumpstart Your Creative Ecommerce Business, an online course

October 13, 2016
Jumpstart Your Creative Ecommerce Business |

Are you an Etsy or Amazon Handmade seller interested in expanding into your own ecommerce business? It can be overwhelming not knowing where to start. Well…good news…Jumpstart Your Creative Ecommerce Business is the perfect online course for you. It caters specifically to creative business owners and covers the nuts and bolts of launching …

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Make a Lasting Impression with Eye-Catching Packaging

October 7, 2016
Handmade ring dishes - perfect for jewelry and other trinkets |

When I first launched my Etsy shop, I didn’t give much thought to packaging. I thought the main purpose of packaging was to protect the goods while in transit. Well, that is simply not the case! Packaging is part of your branding! It makes a lasting impression on customers and keeps them …

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Online Webinar: Content that Converts

August 6, 2016
FREE webinar: Learn tips and strategies on how to write compelling product titles and product descriptions.

I’m co-hosting another FREE online webinar with Melissa McGraw of The Fashion Potential on Tuesday August 9, 8pm EST / 5pm PST. We’ll be providing you with tips and strategies on how to write compelling product titles and product descriptions that will attract customers. In the e-commerce world, creating optimized content will help convert …

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My NEW Skillshare Class: Glass Painting

August 5, 2016
Glass Painting Class on Skillshare - enroll now! |

I am excited to announce that my first class on Skillshare is now open for enrollment! If you’re wondering what to do with those used wine bottles after the dinner party, then this class might be perfect for you! In this glass painting class, I’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to decorate …

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Fabric Paints

August 4, 2016
Fabric Paints give a faded design a new life |

I love working with fabric paints! They provide endless opportunities to transform your wardrobe and create one-of-a-kind wearable art. There are several brands available however the brand I work with most often is Jacquard Textile Paints. The medium consistency delivers intense color and leaves your fabric soft. Be careful not to dilute with …

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Living Room Style

August 2, 2016
Beautiful, colorful & plush pillows |

When you think of a living room, what comes to mind? I know for me, my living room is the focal point of my home. It’s where I come to relax, watch my favorite show on TV or engage in a DIY crafting project. My dream living room has to be functional …

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