by Kari Chapin, March 25, 2010 1:30 PM
Did you know that March is National Craft Month? Neither did I, until very recently. Even though I was in the dark, I'll take any chance I get to celebrate handmade and all of its wonderful glory.
I chose to celebrate by learning something new: taking a craft I love to a higher level. As you may already know, I love to crochet. The thing about me and crochet is, way back when I learned how, I was only taught a few basic stitches and I made up the rest. Thankfully crochet is a very forgiving craft and a few stitches can take you a long way if your aspirations aren't higher than, say, a piece of fabric that is some sort of square or rectangle shape. So for all of these years, I've happily made scarves and bigger pieces that I've felted in the washing machine to cut up and use for other projects. Some of those square and rectangles have turned into pot holders or envelopes for CDs, and one of them even acts as a table runner. Two squares can become a pillow or one big enough square can be a lap blanket. So even though I've been limited by my ability, I haven't had to limit my imagination.
Well friends, this month I've moved on! I've taken my crochet ability to the next level! Allow me to introduce my very first truly wearable crocheted item: Mittens!
True, they don't match each other, because I accidentally bought two different skeins of yarn — but that's not such a big deal, right?
Anyhow, to celebrate my crafty growth and my ability to actually make clothes out of yarn and a hook, I'd like to give you a pair of mittens. That's right! You can win these mittens, or the ones below and the pattern to make some yourself, thanks to my lovely crochet teacher Sara Delaney, just by leaving a comment on this post or at my personal blog.
This is a picture of mittens in progress, and when I send them to you, they will be all perfect-like — all of those loose pieces of yarn will be gone and all of the parts will be attached!
Aside from taking a crochet class (thanks, Sara!), I've naturally used a few books along the way. I have turned to books to teach me how to join a new color into my project, decrease and increase stitches and naturally to get loads of inspiration. These are the favorites in my personal library:
Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting
Full disclosure: This book was written by a personal friend of mine, and it is so good that I didn't once have to ask her questions on the side to help me out as I learned new things.
Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
This book is great for me when it comes to finding hip, youthful designs, which can sometimes be missing from the crochet world. Not that I am skilled enough to have made anything from it yet, but I can dream!
100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet
I have used this book a lot. All of those scarves I made? Well lots of them have been embellished with flowers. This book uses visual charts and written instructions. Even though I have trouble with the charts, it's fun to try to figure them out. It's like cracking a secret code.
So leave a comment here about what your favorite craft is, or a crafty skill you'd like to improve, or visit me at my website and leave a comment there. In two weeks' time, I'll use the random number generator and pick three winners. I'll announce them here on my next post.
Happy National Craft Month, everyone!
by Kari Chapin, February 26, 2010 2:00 PM
Hi, everyone! My book, The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online
, was released about two weeks ago and it has been non-stop excitement ever since. It was even a bestseller here on Powells.com
for a few days. I would like to thank everyone who ordered it. THANK YOU!
In-between obsessing over the sales of my book and starting a new crafty job, I made time to attend a local book signing and author demonstration.
I should tell you that Western Massachusetts is lousy with creative people. My town boasts one of the best yarn stores in the country and with that comes a lot of amazing fiber artists and I am going to tell you about one of them today.
I first met Gail Callahan when we were both in the same beginner's crochet class in the fall of 2009. I was instantly drawn to her warm and sincere personality and the fact that she usually brought snacks with her to class, which she was willing to share. Our class was six weeks long and three weeks in, I discovered that Gail and I had something in common. We were both working on books for Storey Publishing! I soon learned that Gail's book was all about dyeing yarn and fibers at home.
At the signing, Gail did a live demonstration and talked to the packed house about how simple it is to make beautiful, colorful yarn at home with very few supplies and not a whole lot of time. The audience oohed and awed every time Gail made a move. It was amazing. Sure enough, right before our very eyes, she had transformed plain white fiber into a lovely color. She told us that you can even dye over a colored fiber that you don't like anymore, thus giving it (and your stash) a whole new life.
Look at the name tags! People strung them around their necks with Gail's yarn. It was lovely!
Even though Gail made it seem easy, I was still unconvinced that I could do the same thing at home. I got my copy of the book, though, came home and promptly read it cover to cover. Not only does Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece tell you how to do it with step-by-step directions that are easy to understand, with accompanying photos that walk you through the process, but it is actually a joy to read. Terms and processes are easy to understand and it actually seems like even I could do it!
I don't know much about yarn or dyeing it, but I sure do know a lot about buying it, storing it in boxes under the bed, and hiding it from my husband. Now, though, I intend to transform some of that under-the-bed stash into something new, and I have Gail to thank.
Check it our for yourself. Soon you too could be dyeing your own yarn! Do any of you have exciting new crafty projects that you plan to work on or try in the next few weeks?
by Kari Chapin, February 13, 2010 12:00 PM
We all know what this weekend is, right? That one day a year when we're supposed to be all mushy and express our love/devotion/desire to someone special? Well, I say BAH to that day and instead choose to focus on the other special day coming up — one that most of us appreciate even more — because it usually means a three-day weekend for us hardworking folks. Presidents' Day!
Instead of buying candy filled hearts for those special to us, let's celebrate by exploring some good old fashioned handmade gifts that celebrate our Presidents!
I'm going to start with President Richard Nixon. Not because I am a fan or anything, but because my real last name is Nixon. You see, I go by Kari Chapin, but I married a man named Eric Nixon and he works for the federal government. Not a single work day goes by when someone doesn't ask him if he is related to one Mr. Richard Nixon. (He isn't, just for the record.)
Check out this incredible embroidery:
Next up, George Washington. This would be a great addition to any history buff's collection.
But if you'd like a less literal take on our first President, how about saying you care about the three-day weekend with some cherry-themed note cards? You could write, "I cannot tell a lie. I love you and long weekends" on the inside. Two holiday birds with one (cherry) stone. Get it?
Look at this! A guitar pick made from a Kennedy half-dollar! People are so darn creative. I love it.
Even though she wasn't president, Eleanor Roosevelt is one of my favorite people from history and she did live in the White House, so I'm including her here.
While you're brushing up on your presidential history, check out this craft book. I ordered this one from Powell's myself this week: A Rainbow of Stitches: Embroidery and Cross-Stitch Basics Plus More Than 1,000 Motifs and 80 Project Ideas.
I love to embroider. While I don't have any plans to make my very own Richard Nixon wall hanging, I do have lots of other good plans for my needs and collection of floss.
I can't think of anything better to do on a long weekend than curl up with some crafty goodness. What about you? Do you have any craft projects planned for this weekend?
Happy Presidents' Day!
by Kari Chapin, January 29, 2010 5:09 PM
My little sister paid me a quick and unexpected visit last week. The weather here has been kinda crummy and I've been a bit under the weather, so having her here was a real treat. Dark weather combined with being under the weather (har har) left me feeling like staying home instead of doing the usual things one does when one has out-of-town company, like window shopping and going to the movies. Instead, we stayed in out pajamas all day and turned to my craft supply to keep us amused.
First we took my button collection from its storage bins and put the buttons into various jars that I've collected from tag sales and thrift stores. Somehow, over the course of my lifetime I've managed to stash away 58 pounds of loose buttons. I buy buttons at flea markets, yard sales, and from eBay. I seek them out on Freecycle and I've been lucky enough to score them from friend's parents' basements and attics. I really love buttons. You know that scene in Amélie where she is pushing her hand in the sack of beans because she likes it? I'm like that except my beans are buttons.
I took these photos with my iPhone — not thinking I would ever share them with the public, so please excuse them.
Here are a couple of big jars full of buttons. I put a little jam jar in the shot for size comparison.
So what is a girl to do with all of these buttons? My sister and I turned to my craft book shelf where, luckily I had a copy of Susan Beal's Button It Up: 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects for Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares and More.
Have you seen this book yet? It is chock full of lots of crazy good button projects. Everything from a button-covered tree to necklaces to home decor projects! It was hard to choose what we were going to make. I was all about the button tree, but didn't have the right stick pins and since we weren't leaving the house, we had to work with the supplies we had on hand so we chose to make the owl button pillows. You can find the detailed instructions for making the pillows on page 163.
I happened to have some wool felt around from a holiday project I never got around to doing, but you could use any fabric really. These little guys would look good made out of an old cotton shirt, a dish towel that you no longer need, or a piece of fabric that is too small to do something "big" with. You could even use different fabrics for the front and back of the owl. In the book, Susan covers buttons with fabric, but we didn't do that here. This was a quick project, both pillows took us an afternoon to make, including hot chocolate and puppy petting breaks.
There is a website for the book, too. Look at those owl ornaments! Eek! I guess I know what my sister and I will be making the next time she visits!
What are some of your go-to craft books when you need a quick crafty fix?
by Kari Chapin, January 15, 2010 11:25 AM
Today is my last day of posting here! I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed writing here each day; in fact, I think it has geared me up to finally start working on my own blog again. Thank you all so much for your comments, here and on Facebook, and for the emails you sent me. Writing a book can be just as scary as it is exciting, and being able to dip my toes in the water with perspective readers like this means a lot to me.
I had planned to write something rather short today, but yesterday's Handmade Items for Book Lovers was such a success that I'm going to do it again today — with help. I asked you to send me some of your favorite finds for readers, and you all sent me some pretty good stuff!
Also today, I'm going to share with you some advance praise for The Handmade Marketplace — just to give you an idea of what some people who have read it already think about it.
One last thing: Please check out my personal website. There you'll find me blogging very soon and there will be lots of Handmade Marketplace goodies like full interviews I did with the members of the Creative Collective — give-a-ways from them and me, and lots of other good stuff.
Okay — on to the shopping and blurbs:
The Handmade Marketplace is the first small business book I have seen that is written to, for, and by the Indie Crafter. It is perfect for any crafter thinking of taking that next step and selling their wares. The Handmade Marketplace is also a real page turner and enlightening read for someone who has been in the crafty biz for years.
— Jennifer Perkins, designer
These cute bookplates would be appropriate for both men and women. Do any of you use bookplates or write notes in them when you give them as gifts? I love looking through books that were given to me as a child and seeing my grandparents' handwriting in them — so lovely. And like I said yesterday, they are excellent small gifts.
The Handmade Marketplace is a fantastic resource full of useful tips and guidelines from top D.I.Y. insiders. Their testimonials, along with Kari Chapin's easy-to-follow outline and the fabulous design work of Emily Martin (aka the black apple), makes this book a must have for any makers library.
— Faythe Levin, director and author of Handmade Nation
This printable calendar made the design blog rounds near the holidays, but in case you didn't see it, take a look now. When you order it, you just print it out at home (or work!) and voila! You have an adorable way to keep track of your library books. However, If you are like me and buy as many books as you check out, you could simply cross out the "due by" and write in "read by."
It's remarkable to read so much of the information I spent years divining from trial and error between two covers! The Handmade Marketplace isn't just a guide for navigating a very unique and burgeoning market, it's a fascinating record of how so many people in the DIY movement have collectively contributed ideas about running independent businesses with cornerstones of honesty, ethics, and above all: personal creativity.
— Jenny Hart, founder of Sublime Stitching and author of Embroidered Effects
The shirt, made famous by Rory Gilmore way back when, is still fun to wear even now. I have it in navy blue and yellow and green.
D.I.Y? Why not?! Handmade Marketplace gives you all the answers to the D-I-Whys, Whats, and Hows of being a crafty-preneur in one handy, great and very informative guide!
— Betz White, author of Warm Fuzzies and Sewing Green
This sign says it all.
Kari has thoughtfully created the very best guide book for navigating the
craft marketplace. Her personal voice, guided by personal experience is evident
throughout the book. You'll feel encouraged, inspired and informed...totally confident
to jump start your own craft business!
— Amy Butler, fabric designer and author of Amy Butler's Midwest Modern
And I have one more endorsement:
Thanks to this terrific book, I am prepared to make a fortune selling my googly-eyed peanuts. After spending countless hours scouring flea markets and craft fairs it's fascinating to see how things work on the other side of the table.
— Amy Sedaris
Whew! Done for the day. These posts sure are fun! Oh — and the lovely lady who makes the I HEART Banned Books totes? Well, she has completely restocked her shop with them and she told me larger sizes are coming soon. She was also a great help with this post, pointing out some of her favorites to me. Thanks,
by Kari Chapin, January 14, 2010 10:49 AM
Today I thought we could take a look at some of the handmade items out there that are great for readers and book lovers. Between all of the various handmade selling sites, the options are endless! People use books to craft, for inspiration, and as subjects.
Do you have any favorite handmade items out there that would make good gifts or that you just want yourself, that relate to books? Send 'em to me at hitherekari @ gmail dot com.
You can find this statement-making tote here.
These adorable deer bookmarks can be found here.
I love this idea! This book cover, that can easily hide your favorite trashy beach read, can be found here.
I adore bookplates. They make great gifts — so easy to slip into a holiday or birthday card. You can get these right here.
Instant library! Check out these paintings here.
How about a handmade bookshelf, made from books?
If you give books as a gift a lot, this would come in handy.
Fun! This book ring can be found right here.
These notecards would be super handy to have around.
by Kari Chapin, January 13, 2010 11:13 AM
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I'd like to thank you all again for the great comments and response to my posts here. Quite a few of you sent me links to your favorite handmade shops and it has been fun for me to discover so many new things. See, we're creating community!
Today I want to talk about some of my favorite resources for people who make things by hand or people who are creative in general. Personally, I spend lots of time wishing I was making something, but instead I am driving, cooking, at the gym, or walking my dogs or — sigh — cleaning. Other times I only have a limited amount of time, but still want to be doing something that speaks to me creatively. Here are a few of my favorite things to look at, listen to, and read when I need a creative infusion. I hope you enjoy them — and if you have other resources, I would love to know about them.
Things to delight your ears:
I mentioned this podcast on Monday, but I'm going to tell you about it again:
CraftyPod with Diane Gilleland
I hear that Diane has a podcast on taxes coming up — perfect timing for so many of us. Diane's podcats are chock-full of information. She is detailed and to the point. Plus, she edits her podcasts so well that there is no unnecessary filler, and every word you hear is valuable.
Craftcast with Alison Lee
Finding a new Craftcast in my iTunes is always a treat. Dig through Alison's archives to listen to her shows that speak to you. She covers everything from book to product reviews, plus she teaches online workshops and her guests are engaging. Her podcasts usually run about half an hour — perfect companion for a good dog walk, in my book.
CraftSanity with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
I love these podcasts! Jennifer's podcasts are a bit longer than those I usually listen to, and I'm so thankful for their length. She interviews all kinds of people and I've highlighted a few people she has recorded with who are also featured in The Handmade Marketplace. Jennifer herself is featured in my book. She also makes weaving looms and she blogs.
CraftSanity episodes with Handmade Marketplace folks:
Episode 75 — features Emily Martin, a.k.a. The Black Apple. Emily is one of the illustrators of my book.
Episode 58 — features Natalie Dee Drieu, who is a contributor, and Amy Sedaris, who wrote a fantastic blurb for my book.
Episode 68 — a good one featuring Betz White, who also gave a great blurb for my book. Also, check out Betz's books: Sewing Green and Warm Fuzzies.
Cast On with Brenda Dayne
I don't knit, but that doesn't mean that I can't enjoy this podcast. Brenda is one of my favorite podcasters. Her voice is so soothing to me and listening to her while I work is like having someone read favorite stories to me that I love, but can't quite remember where I've heard them.
Things to help you with your business:
Make and Meaning is a new website written by a bunch of different creative people. The beauty of this website is not just the topics covered, but the discussion that takes place in the comments. A few of my favorite posts from Make and Meaning are:
Lots of People Are Not Like Us
The Hidden Cost of Your Craft Books
Design*Sponge Biz Ladies column
And things that are pretty to look at:
A Collection a Day, 2010 by Lisa Congdon
Interiors Styling Flickr Group
And, just because I love them and they are pretty to look at, here are photos of my dogs. I would not be surprised if this was your favorite link in this post. Ha ha.
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As promised, here are more mini-profiles of some of the incredible people that you will find in The Handmade Marketplace. These folks were included in my book because they are all in various stages of business development. Some of them have agents, some of them are just beginning, some of them sell their handmade items part time for extra cash, and some make their living from their crafty sales. One thing they all have in common is, I personally order from them again and again. Their work is on my walls, in my handbag, covering my iPhone, decorating my bed, and given as gifts.
I hope you like them as much as I do:
Jennifer Judd-McGee: Jen is one of my favorite artists. I don't remember how I found her blog way back when, but I do know that I loved her work so much I hunted her down one summer at Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn and asked her how I could buy her original artwork instead of just prints. Since then, I've only come to love her style even more. Check out her Etsy shop.
Mati Rose McDonough: I met Mati for the first time in 2007 at an arts retreat. I knew about her work long before, though, and had purchased several of her prints. She was just as nice in person as she was online and everyone who comes over to my house is always drawn to her work. The last thing I purchased from her was a pillow with fabric she designed herself. Check out her online shop
by Kari Chapin, January 12, 2010 11:26 AM
Wow! I've already gotten such a great response about blogging here! The kind words from people on Twitter (I'm @karichapin
) and on The Handmade Marketplace Facebook Fan Page
really mean a lot to me. Thank you!
I want to highlight some other people from my Creative Collective today. Even though I won't be able to finish up my list today, I'll continue to add people to the bottom of each post the rest of this week. Reaching out to these makers and asking them for advice for all of the people who will read the book was one of my favorite parts of writing The Handmade Marketplace. It gave me a good excuse to reach out to people whom I've admired from afar, people I buy handmade from again and again, and real-life friends whose work I support and whose crafty business struggles I've been able to see first hand.
I really believe that building community around yourself and your business can be a big part of whether or not you are successful. Connecting with other like-minded artistic people, joining a local craft group, or making friends with local shop keepers who are a good match for what you make are all good places to start. Once you build up community, you'll find that the more boring parts of running your crafts business can become more pleasurable. Having additional resources, support, and even just plain ole camaraderie when it comes to the tough stuff like bookkeeping or sourcing supplies can result in all sorts of good things for your bottom line.
A few members of the Creative Collective who really stand out as shining stars when it comes to reaching out and building community around their passions are:
Tara Swiger is one amazing lady. Not only did she quit her day job in 2009 to follow her handmade business dreams — in less than one year she has gone on to open a retail shop, A Novel Yarn, selling the yarn she makes herself and the handmade yarn of other people. She also designed and began selling a Learn to Knit Kit and she began facilitating conference calls aimed at telling the story of how she made it all happen, which have been really popular. Tara has really reached out to people through her blog and social media and she sets a really good example of how building community can build your business.
Kim Werker is someone featured in my book who doesn't actually sell her crafts. I think it is important for people to know that you can be in business in the handmade world and not actually make anything to sell. Kim began her exciting career in crafts years ago when she noticed a shortage of hip, cool crochet patterns. Not one to be stopped by a small detail like that, Kim began one of the most popular crochet websites ever, www.crochetme.com, from there she went on to be the editor of Interview Crochet magazine and along the way she has written numerous crochet books — my favorites being Interweave Presents Crocheted Gifts and Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution.
Leah Kramer is the creator of Craftster. Talk about building community! Craftster is the first place I found online that spoke to me as a maker. For so long, most of the craft I saw was either the kind of country craft I grew up with (you know what I mean, geese with bows stenciled on a welcome sign) or really "high end" crafting that I wasn't interested in personally trying, like exquisite quilting — but nothing like what I was doing. I still remember the first handmade thing that caught my eye on Craftster, a tee-shirt embroidered with an Elvis Costello album cover image. I promptly printed it out and posted it on my refrigerator for inspiration and thanked my lucky stars for leading me to Leah's site. She also wrote a book: The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts. Check Craftster out, there are loads of good threads in the forums, swaps you can join, and endless inspiration.
Elizabeth MacCrellish is another example of an artist who turned her creative drive into a business without selling something she makes by hand. In 2008, Elizabeth started an art retreat where people can take classes with incredibly talented teachers, eat good food, and relax in a breathtaking environment in beautiful New England. If you're a regular reader of craft/creative blogs, then surely you've heard of Squam Art Workshops. Attending a retreat like this has lots of benefits such as joining a community, forming new friendships, gaining new skills, and reviving your soul. In 2010, Elizabeth is offering workshops for fiber lovers, families, people who love to read, and more. Check out all of her offerings here: 2010 S.A.W. Sessions. (Side note: Can you imagine? A retreat just to read? Where the only expectation anyone has of you is just to read books? Haven!)
Another example of creative people crafting a successful handmade business without selling handmade items are Jessica Marshall Forbes and Casey Forbes. You may know them better as Casey and Jess, the duo behind the knitting and crochet super site Ravelry. The community these two have built is incredible. Forums, pattern sharing, yarn swapping, book clubs, business advice — Ravelry offers it all. If you work with yarn and you're not connected there yet — get going! I think you'll enjoy the behind-the-scenes glimpse Casey and Jess give us in The Handmade Marketplace.
Whew! Thanks for sticking with me through this long post. I just am so excited to introduce you to these people and again, I'm so thankful they are a part of The Handmade Marketplace. I promise to post something a bit shorter tomorrow. Stay tuned for my favorite craft online resources, which will be tomorrow's post — plus five more members of the Creative Collective. Tomorrow, I'll highlight crafts people and artists who I buy handmade from again and again.
Do you know of an amazing handmade business person I should know about? If so, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment here or
by Kari Chapin, January 11, 2010 1:59 PM
Hello! I'm Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally and Online
. The book will be available later this month(!!!) and if you're a crafter, artist, or any kind of maker, I hope it will be helpful to you. I cover a big range of topics that can help you figure out how to sell what you make. There is quite a bit about marketing, building community, money, and finding inspirations. Craft fairs are covered from A to Z, and there is a big helpful section about pricing your work, selling on consignment, and wholesale.
I did my first big craft fair over 15 years ago, and around the same time I started selling my work in galleries and small shops in my home town of Denver. Since then times sure have changed! Now we have the Internet, lots of online marketplaces, blogs, and more information about where good shows are and how to apply to them. When I began outlining the kind of book I wanted to write, it was clear to me that we could all benefit from hearing from as many makers as possible. I think asking other creative people about their processes, inspiration, and their tricks and tips adds an additional layer to what is ? at its heart ? a business book. Interacting with the amazing people who agreed to be included in my book was my favorite part of writing it and, with that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to some of the people featured in The Handmade Marketplace.
Please visit these fine folks ? check out their blogs, shops, podcasts. I couldn't have written a book I'm so proud of without them.
Alison Gordon is an amazing all around maker and marketer. She runs The Sampler and her Etsy shop is www.sewmaryann.etsy.com. Alison is also one of the main organizers of my favorite indie craft fair: Boston Bazaar Bizarre and she works at one of my favorite places in the Boston area, Magpie.
Betsy Cross is one of my favorite crafts people and she lives in Portland, Oregon, for all of you local readers. She makes fantastic jewelry which you can check out on her online shop. You can also keep up with Betsy on her blog, which includes a lot of fashion-y stuff or, if you are indeed local, you can visit her studio in person at 1722 NW Raleigh St., PMB #108 Ste. #104. I hear her studio parties are a lot of fun and often include lots of wine and cheese, my favorites!
Amy Karol is also from Portland and has been one of my favorite creative people for just about as long as I can remember. She has written two wonderful books. The first being
Bend-the-Rules Sewing and the second Bend-the-Rules Fabric. Check in with her at her wonderful blog, Angry Chicken.
Caroline Devoy is one of those incredibly lucky people that can easily use both sides of her brain ? her creative side, which runs one of the best fabric websites, as well as being an accountant! I've turned to her for all kinds of help sorting out IRS stuff, tax questions, and bookkeeping ? topics that are often the least favorite of many creative people. She is wickedly funny and a joy to work with. Check out her blog, JCaroline Creative.
Diane Gilleland is someone I met online, through Twitter. You Portlanders may know her better around your local craft scene as Sister Diane, though. She produces one of my most treasured crafty resources, an amazing podcast called CraftyPod. She also wrote a craft book called Kanzashi in Bloom. Diane also writes lots of useful eBooks for crafters or for people who want to try out new crafts ? so check out her eBooks, too. Some of my favorite CraftyPod podcasts are Episode 93: Craft Blogging and Episode 83: Making a Creative Career with Kim Werker, who also happens to be in the book by the way.
I'm going to stop here for today. I have lots more creative folks to introduce you to, and I look forward to spending the week with you.