Eugh, well today has just been one of those days! We’ve been busy yet again in the world of hats as we’ve got lots of new orders at the moment, including a couple of exciting new commissions for ascot and the Jubilee…stay tuned to find out more!
Anyway, I’m feeling like a blogging machine this week and am here with yet another new feature! Shock and Horror! Now, I know what you’re thinking- get that girl away from the keyboard for her own safety- but no I’m just trying to make up for the shame I brought on myself by forgetting about you guys over the last few weeks.
So here it is…Two for Tuesday. Now it won’t be every week but I will try my very best to find 2 things each Tuesday that are inspiring me or that I think you guys might like. This week its two books, The Handmade Marketplace and The Crafters Guide to taking great photos. Here’s a quick low down…
The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin (published by Storey Publishing 2010) is a fantastic little book, more than handbag sized and my new bible. This little gem has a whole host of handy hints and tips to get you on the road to success where selling your craft is concerned. From the baffling world of branding to the madness of marketing, this book will see you through. Topped up with handy quotes and bits of advice from those brave enough to put themselves out there, you will not feel alone and all the answers to those crazy little niggling questions are in there too! A real steal. You can get it from Amazon, click here.
And the second…The Crafters Guide to Taking Great Photos, written by Heidi Adnum and published by Roto Vision Publishing (2011). This book is a little generalised if your only interested in one area of craft, however, if you like great photos of great objects, then this is the book for you. With handy hints and tips for getting the best from your camera and also making your products look their finest, Adnum also helps you out with ‘How to tell your story’ and ‘Business Advice’. Along with ideas on how to create some D.I.Y photography accessories, the book is packed with gorgeous images (it’d be a little bad if it wasn’t though I guess!) A definite must have for any crafter thinking about or going into business, it’s a great read, full of ideas and useful info and well worth spending just short of £9.00 on. You can get your copy from Amazon, here.
There you are then, Two for Tuesday. Go and get your hands on them and if you know of anything, or anyone for that matter, that would be a good feature on Two for Tuesday then drop me a comment!