In this episode of The Our Maker Life Podcast, OML dream teamer Jewell chats business, dreams, finance, the power of reading books, the 'girl wash your face philosophy', patterns and yummy yarns with Laura Zander - Jimmy Bean Wool's CEO and chief knitter. Laura is a working mother, wife, (scientific) knitter, global traveler and Ted Talker, and both she and Jewell answer the following questions:
Well heyyyy there makers, it has been a hot minute since the OML blog has gotten the love it deserves! As a kickoff to breathing that good blog life back into our space, we're coming back strong with a very special yarnie guest.
Lion Brand Yarn is a top OML 2019 event sponsor and we're thrilled to have thee LBY social media guru Abby here with us to chat a bit about something we're all keen on - and that's how makers like us can work with Lion Brand.
We're totally thanking Abby in advance for this exactly-how-to-collaborate blog post (it's gold) and so without further adieu, here's Abby of Lion Brand Yarn:
Sup makers, Nathan here! I don't know if you know, but October is bullying prevention month. I wanted to share my thoughts, experience, and how knitting loops in with it all.
The more and more I knit, the more and more I learn that it's not always about knitting. It is always about making and it's time to make people aware of bullying and how it negatively impacts everyday children and adults. Before we get into it, I want to say thank you to Lion Brand for reaching out to the community for creating such a great awareness movement. Lion Brand has been responsible for so many great things within the community. Also, thank you to Stomp Out Bullying, a non-profit organization who Lion Brand has partnered with to put a stop to bullying. Be sure to check them out on their website and social media.
Hello makers, my name is Amanda and I am the designer, creator and freedom fighter behind Mandi’s Makings, a company birthed from the idea that we can all do something about the issue of human trafficking. It’s my passion to inspire makers to embrace their calling and use it to impact the world around them, and I'm excited to share my story today on the Our Maker Life blog!
Hi makers, Michelle from Two Brothers Blankets here! In today’s world, it can sometimes feel like shares and likes are what determine a person’s talents and abilities. With social media at our fingertips, it can be easy to compare and start to feel like we aren’t good enough. As makers and entrepreneurs, we tend to not only compare our lives, but our work and businesses as well. This is what I call the Comparison Trap, and it’s not a fun place to be. I'm excited to be a guest on the Our Maker Life blog today to share 5 tips to avoid this Comparison Trap so you can produce and grow in your own unique way, and have fun doing it!