Book Review:: Handmade Nation

I’ve had Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design on my bookshelf for many years (it was originally published in October of 2008), but I still felt that it was a good choice for one of our first book reviews because of the very special movement that it documents, in craft and in feminism. This book brings me back to myself, in a way. It represents my beginnings of creating craft for the purpose of protest for groups like… Read More

Artist Profile:: Talk to the Sun

I have been an active member of the Etsy community since April 2011 and I have a very impressive list of favourites that I carefully curate for all of my Etsy followers. Of all the shops and individual items that I have favourited over the past 7 years, I would have to say that the Talk to the Sun shop and all of her brilliant hand carved stamps are some of my ultimate favourites. Add a Comment Share

Top 5 Ways to Create Catchy Headlines for your Blog

I don’t think that there is anything, besides your content of course, that is more than your title. Without a catchy title, you would have no one reading your posts. Plain and simple. Listed here are my TOP 5 suggestions for how you can achieve that catchy blog title.  Always write your headline first. It helps maintain your focus while writing your post and provides an end goal to work toward. Outline the benefits. When selecting your blog title, you… Read More

TOP 5 BOOKS ON BLOGGING

As a blogger, I thoroughly enjoy reading books on blogging. They are usually chalk full of tips & tricks, ideas and inspirations about blogging, typically written by other successful bloggers who obviously know what they’re talking about. Here is a quick list of my top 5 favourite books on blogging.   5. The 365 Blog Topic Ideas Book contains an entire year’s worth of blog topic ideas that will be sure to get you out of even the worst blogger’s rut. Whether… Read More