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!
Hey Everyone! I’m Ellen, the maker behind Crochet by Ellen, and I'm excited to be a guest on the OML blog today! I want to share my experience with collaborations, and how they can be beneficial to your handmade business.
There are many benefits of collaborating with other makers: It builds your network, develops your sense of community, and it helps promote your business. Being a creative isn’t just about our makes, though that is our primary focus. Some of the most successful makers find ways to creatively promote their business, and many of those involve successful collaborations with other makers.
Are you ready to talk collabs? Let's go!
Sup, makers! Nathan, with the OML dream team and @loopnthreads, here to talk about branding.
I went through a few phases when it came to my branding and style. I know I couldn’t have been the only one who wanted some foundation on their branding and giving themselves an identity. So when the shine didn’t shine anymore, it was time to rebuff.
Let's talk about when your brand needs a makeover, the importance of your name, continuity, evolution of your business and yourself, and expanding to a new audience. Ready? Ok let's talk.
Hey guys! I'm Lindsey from The Chesapeake Needle, and I'm so excited to share some tips with you as a guest on the Our Maker Life blog today!
As a maker with an almost-full-time day job, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to balance work and running a business and keeping up with laundry and feeding the fish and calling mom and . . . you get the picture. We only get 24 hours every day to get things done, so it's important to make the most of our time, especially during market season! Here are some helpful hints that I find really boost my productivity; hopefully they will help you too!
Hi Makers, Kelly here!
While social media is filled with super gorgeous photos of beautiful works of knit and crochet art, even the most talented makers had to start somewhere right? Whether it was 10 minutes ago or 10 years, at some point we were all beginners struggling to find steady footing in our new creative journeys.
I'm excited to welcome two special guests on the blog today: Christie of @knittedcanada and Kimberly of @coziknots. These two talented ladies connected on Instagram last fall when they both decided they wanted to delve into the world of knitting in crocheting, and it seems they've endured a wild ride! Christie and Kimberly have compiled a Top 10 list of everything they think newbie knitters and crocheters should know, based on their maker experiences over the last seven months.
I mean, who doesn't love a good Top 10. Ready? Let's go!