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Oct 20, 2017

Everything You Believe About Creative Talent is Wrong

Rethinking Creative TalentThe newest research on creative talent and learning in general is exciting. It shows how anyone who is willing and able to work hard can achieve goals that once might have felt out of reach. Here's how you can achieve your goals by updating your assumptions about talent.

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Oct 17, 2017

Adult Halloween Costume Patterns

Adult Halloween Costume PatternsKids shouldn't be the only ones who have fun on Halloween. Here are some adult costume patterns for your trick or treating fun.

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Oct 15, 2017

11 Halloween Crochet Patterns

Halloween Crochet Patterns11 patterns to crochet a costume for Halloween. There's something for babies, children, adults, and even your cat. Boo!

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Oct 13, 2017

Baby Halloween Costume Patterns

Baby Halloween Costume PatternsAre you looking for an adorable Halloween costume to make for your baby? From a mini Doctor Who tardis, to a sweet pumpkin, There are plenty of great choices.

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Oct 12, 2017

Halloween Costume Sewing Patterns

Halloween Costume Sewing PatternsWant to sew up something spooky for Halloween. Here are 6 beautiful patterns for the big night.

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Oct 10, 2017

Dog Halloween Costume Patterns

Dog Halloween Costume PatternsDogs want to have fun on Halloween, too. There's a surprising lack costume patterns for dogs out there, but I have tracked down a few cute ones for your pooch.

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Oct 08, 2017

8 Toddler Halloween Costume Patterns

Toddler Halloween Costume Patterns8 gorgeous and fun Halloween costume patterns for your toddler. Your little one will be able to use these cute creations for playing dress up after Halloween, too.

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Oct 06, 2017

Cat Halloween Patterns

Cat Halloween Costume PatternsEvery cat loves to dress up for Halloween. Right? If you want to make a unicorn hat, or bunny ears for your cat, you'll find the patterns here.

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Oct 04, 2017

Halloween Knitting Patterns on Etsy

Halloween Knitting PatternsKnit something gorgeous for Halloween with these patterns. How about a Princess Leia knit hat? Or maybe you'd rather be a lion this year.

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Oct 02, 2017

Easy Photo Editing Tools

Easy Photo EditorWhether you sell crafts online or at shows, you need to create beautiful product shots. Creating great images for a variety of platforms (social media sites, Etsy shops, craft show applications) starts with great photography and ends with smart image editing.

Basic image editing is simple with the right tools for the right job. I've showcased some excellent photo editing tools recommended by skilled photographers and craft show organizers. They will help you make your own product shots look their best.

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Sep 30, 2017

Halloween Patterns Bonanza!

Halloween PatternsLoads of clever Halloween patterns you can use to knit, sew, or crochet a costume for yourself, your family, or your pets this Halloween.

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Sep 27, 2017

Photo Editing Made Simple

Pixlr Photo EditorAre you at a bit of a loss when it comes to editing your photos for juried art show applications?

Some show organizers recommend the software, Pixlr, for editing photos. It's free and simple to use. Here's how to use Pixlr to get your craft show application photos looking their best.

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Sep 25, 2017

Get Ready for Christmas Craft Show Season

Christmas Craft Show BoothsIt's time to get ready for the Christmas craft show season! This week's Craft Business Challenge will help you prepare your craft booth for the upcoming holiday sales season. It's approaching faster than you think...

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Sep 22, 2017

Holiday Craft Show Booths

Holiday Craft Show Booths10 holiday craft show booth ideas to help you liven up your own booth for the Christmas sales season.

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Sep 20, 2017

Christmas Craft Fair Displays

Christmas Craft Fair Displays10 Christmas craft fair booth photos provide inspiration and ideas to help you spruce up your own booth for holiday sales.

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Sep 09, 2017

Fabulous Photo Editing Apps

Fabulous Photo Editing Apps6 free and inexpensive photo editing apps to help you quickly create beautiful photos for your business social media posts. Create better photos faster, and grow your online craft business.

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Aug 30, 2017

Craft Fair Booth Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Shows

Craft Fair Booth IdeasIf you do both indoor and outdoor shows, you'll quickly discover your needs are slightly different for each type of show. Here's how to create a booth that works both indoors and outdoors.

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Aug 23, 2017

Transporting Craft Displays

Transporting Craft DisplaysCraft booths need to work hard. Not only do they have to show your work at its best in a 10x10 space, but they also must be easy to transport, set up, and tear down on a regular basis. Here are 7 tips to help you create a portable display that's simple to set up.

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Aug 20, 2017

Get Found on Instagram Search

Instagram SearchTo get found on Instagram search, you need the right hashtags. As soon as you get serious about connecting with customers on Instagram, you'll quickly realize you need a good way to manage lists of relevant, winnable hashtags, and you'll need a way to search for hashtags on the go. Here's the system I use to efficiently manage hashtags for Instagram.

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Aug 16, 2017

Craft Booth Color

Craft Booth Color6 craft booths that make clever and effective use of color. Check out this simple and effective way to create a batter craft booth.

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Aug 09, 2017

Quik Shade Instant Canopy

Quik Shade Instant CanopyQuik Shade canopies are popular among craft artists. Compare Quik Shade models that are craft show-appropriate here.

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Aug 07, 2017

Soap Display Ideas

Soap Display Ideas6 soap display photos to spark ideas for your own craft booth.

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Aug 02, 2017

Are Craft Tents Worth the Money?

White UmbrellaBuying a craft tent can be a big expense when you're starting to sell at craft shows. You might wonder if it's really worth spending the money. Read on to find out if it's time to buy a craft tent.

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Jul 31, 2017

11 Necklace Display Ideas

Necklace Display IdeasHere are 11 photos of clever necklace display ideas to help with your own display design. There's everything from commercially available stands to DIY displays, plus sources to help you find display stands for your own jewelry booth.

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Jul 30, 2017

New Booth Photos, and Tent Buying Tips

Necklace Display StandsThis week on the Craft Business Challenge: All new photos show clever ways to display jewelry. Plus, do you really need to buy a craft tent? Find out here.

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