Tax Day and Numbers Linky Party!

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TheFamiLeeJewels is the winner of last week’s Linky Party! Whoo HOot!! Congratulations Lee clan! TheFamileeJewels is a shop owned by three generations of artists, working side-by-side. Ella is the matriarch of the group who brings more than 50 years of artistic experience to the art of jewelry making. Ella travels frequently and brings home beads [...]

DIY: How to make a center pull skein or ball for yarns

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If you knit, you know how annoying it is to have a skein or a ball of yarn that you are working with roll around all of the place. Your cat or dog might have fun with it but I know you are screaming “@%$#*?!” inside your head. Or out loud. It’s picking up dirt [...]

Should you go into business with your best friend?

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Sometimes you just can’t do it all by yourself. You have to create your items to sell, advertise, network, social media marketing, accounting, package, ship, and reply to customers’ emails….arrrgh. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a partner to help you with some of these tasks? Or sometimes you need financial support. Or sometimes you [...]

Eco Etsy: Eco Friendly Year 2012 in Review

It seems like it was just yesterday when I wrote the Eco-Friendly year 2011 in Review for Eco Etsy but another busy year has passed and we had another incredible year for me to recap for you. We are a socially active bunch with a continuous following on social media. We are loved by environmentally [...]

Handmade Business 2012 Success Tips

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2012 is almost over and most of the online businesses are finished taking orders for the holiday. Holiday season is the busiest time of the year for most retail businesses and while it may be too soon to evaluate what business strategies worked this year, it’s easy to tell what was the most important decision [...]