Tag Archives: crafty business

New Business Cards for an Artist

Traditional business cards are rectangle and fits into the slots of a business card holder. Traditional business cards are black text on white card-stock, and are exchanged between business men at important meetings, as they try to make a memorable … Continue reading

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Subscribe to iHanna’s Newsletter + Big Giveaway

I aim to send out my newsletters twice this month – which if that happens will make a record for me. I usually send it out two times each year which is rather bad and something I want to change. … Continue reading

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Building your business the Right-Brain Way | Book Review

I am reading Jennifer Lee’s second book on business for creative people right now, called Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way – Sustainable Success for the Creative Entrepreneur. It is very much a follow-up book of her first one, The … Continue reading

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Why pay to be in a Postcard Swap

I am charging a small fee for participation in the postcard swap that I host. But why would you pay to be in a Postcard Swap you might ask? You’re making the postcards and paying for the postal stamps, right? … Continue reading

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Sewing a very red Owl Tote

Red is such a beautiful, strong colour. I love red, but sometimes, in my passion for pink and turquoise, I forget about red. But today red has its moment of glory! Because we’ve got this Nature Trail Curtain Fabric with … Continue reading

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Book review: Market Yourself by Tara Swiger

Market Yourself by Tara Swiger (A Marketing System for Smart and Creative Business Owners) – this is a book review by me, iHanna. Enjoy! Tara Swiger is a blogger and yarn maker that has now dived into writing a whole … Continue reading

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Journal of Scraps no 1

Yesterday I wrote about the process of making and pricing a hand bound art journal. Now it’s time to view a few of the many many pages in the big Journal of Scraps #1 that I just listed on Etsy. … Continue reading

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Making and Pricing a handbound journal

I’m calling this one the Journal of Scraps no 1. In this journal I have collaged and painted a bit on almost every page. It is so much fun, and very time consuming. I love making journals, and I always … Continue reading

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On my Inspiration Board

Handmade postcards pinned to my Inspiration Board right now, all from the diy postcard swap of course. I hope you’ve got a big inspiration board too? If not I made a tutorial back in 2008 on How I made my … Continue reading

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Sustainability vs Free

Can you support yourself as a blogger by giving everything away for free? The short answer is: NO, nobody can live on nothing! I’ve listened to the latest CraftyPod podcast episode, this time all about The Art of Letter writing, … Continue reading

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