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Happy World School Milk Day
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  Who remembers these! Day after day when you made your way through the school cafeteria line, a lady with a hair net would plop your little carton of milk on your tray. If you were one of the lucky schools, you got straws! If not, well, you got to fight the unwinnable war of […]

September Is National Sewing Month
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President Ronald Reagan first declared September as National Sewing Month in 1982. For those who love to sew in one form or another this makes September one of our favorite months. There are so many different ways to express our creativity. Whether you sew by hand or with a machine, there is nothing like watching […]

Celebrate National Dog Day with Handmade Artists
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National Dog Day is observed annually on August 26th.. This day encourages dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure, and embraces the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe and abuse free life. Dogs give us companionship, they keep us safe and they aid those in need. Take a look at some […]

Can Search Engines Find Your Item Title?
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You have a lot of time, planning, patience and creativity in that wonderful piece. First, you created it to perfection. Then you took a myriad of pictures of it to capture it at just the right angle in just the right light to make it look its best to prospective buyers. Now it’s time to […]

Gaze at the Moon!
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There is something so magical about looking up at the moon. It is the thing that almost forces you to dream big! In honor of this dreamy image, I present to you some magical handmade treasures by the talented people on HandmadeArtists! Tulipwood Pocket Wand From The Silk Roadie comes this stunning wand made from […]

What’s Old is New Again: Reworking an Unsold Item
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I know for certain that I am not alone when I admit that I have perfectly good items in my shop that have been there forever and remain unsold. There are other sites that will try to convince you that it isn’t sold simply because it’s not near the top of the list anymore; renew […]

National Farriers Week!
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National Farriers Week, from July 10-16, honors the men and women who care for and maintain the hooves of horses. This highly specialized trade requires skill in hoof care, blacksmithing, as well as care of injured and diseased hooves. While caring for these amazing animals, it is not unusual to receive calls at odd hours, […]

Marketing 101: Tips for Your Small Business Promotion
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We artsy-crafty people do not love marketing. But it’s a necessary evil of having your own small business. It needs to be done well and often, and most of us are not good at it. The fact that we don’t necessarily enjoy it just makes it that much more difficult. But there are lessons to […]

Be Remembered For Your Beautiful Work, Not Your Horrible Picture!
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It’s been said over and over again that photos are SO important in online sales. Hundreds, perhaps THOUSANDS of pieces have been written telling you how to take decent photos, yet the problem persists, and people still wonder why their beautiful work goes unsold. Rather than write on lighting and F-stops, I’ve compiled an array […]

Peach!
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The weather in the NorthEast can’t decide if it wants to be winter or spring! I’m voting for spring personally. In honor of one of my favorite parts of spring, fresh fruit, I invite you to check out some amazing works of handmade art featuring peach! Rose Garden Set of 3 Stunning art photo of […]

 

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