Finding Cheap Sources of Quality Beads

Was in one of my favorite discount stores (think a regional Ross Dress for Less) the other day and was looking at their great jewelry. Many of the department store brands (Liz Claiborne, Monet, and others) were there and the discount store had most of them priced for $6 or less, most were $2.99. But, […]

Selling Handcrafted Items From Patterns

Perhaps one of the hottest conversations over on lately has been about selling handmade items that are made from someone else’s pattern. “Not for commercial use” is the phrase many pattern designers use when they want to prohibit crafters from selling items made from that pattern. But, is such a restriction fair, enforcible, or […]

Crochet Challenge on Craftster

In case you haven’t already found it, there is this absolutely wonderful forum called It is a great place to share ideas, patterns, and tales of the joys and frustrations of the business of crafting. It is also home to some fun contests. Since a dear friend of mine gifted me with a digital […]

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