Category Archives: Craft founder Sarah Bryden-Brown and her passion for connecting makers!


Last week, I told you about and what this global online marketplace was doing for talented creative makers like yourself. Now I get to sit down with’s founder Sarah Bryden-Brown and get  ALL THE DETAILS! You HAVE to tune in to this one!! First of all it is a terrific way to shop and help Read more…


Melody Miller dreams big with Cotton and Steel


You have to hear this story!! I love  a courageous woman willing to strike out and do something BIG and this guest has done just that! Melody Miller has designed a life and a creative business exactly the way she thought it needed to be. This is a GREAT story about a creative woman who Read more…


Let’s talk about ideas, inspiration and copying


Well the title to this post and video is loaded, right? I could write a lot of text, but I would rather have you tune in to today’s video and you can give me your thoughts. After all-I have been having this conversation with myself all week, so it is about time I had it with Read more…


Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte shares secrets to having a successful niche business


You HAVE to meet Rachel Faucett! She is one smart and crafty cookie! Rachel is a the mastermind behind Hand­made Char­lotte. Handmade Charlotte offers a daily dose of DIY  projects, crafts, recipes, inspir­ing fam­ily spaces, and design inspi­ra­tion for families and kids. Named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by, the Read more…


There’s a new girl in town and her name is Alison!


Move over Martha! There is a new girl in town and she is F-U-N! I just love meeting someone who bubbles over with enthusiasm for simply being on the planet! Alison Faulkner is THAT GIRL. Graphic artist by trade, DIY Diva Priestess by design. Ok, she may not call herself a DIY Diva Priestess, more like a DIY Read more…

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My Own Story

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It’s a new year and I am telling my own story. Exciting and YIKES at the same time. I just took a deep breath and went for it. I cracked myself up at the end when I thought I had covered everything-hello!!-not everything but I wanted to tell you about  my creative journey and how it Read more…


Cloth, Paper, Scissors and more! Jen Mason editor of a creative life!


Today you get to meet Jen Mason who is the Editor and Chief of the Cloth Paper Scissors group at F and W Media. This includes quite a few publications! I was really taken with the new look and feel of Studios Magazine but I got a glimpse at so much more. Just look at all Read more…


Alyssa Thomas stitches her way to success


I am so happy to be chatting with Alyssa Thomas from Penguin and Fish! Alyssa started her company with a good idea some fast decision making and it has been non-stop ever since. Penguin and Fish tapped into a niche market with Alyssa’s darling embroidery patterns for children and adults of all ages. She has Read more…


Melanie Burk a master of the designed identity!


I am a HUGE fan of Melanie Burk and her  work.  I KNEW she had to be apart of the Smart Creative Style course! She showed up in spades in side the course fighting off morning sickness (baby on board too) to deliver fabulous material! Today I am re-airing my interview with her.  Today’s guest does Read more…

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Rachel Low shares her branding and retail story

I am re-airing my interview with Pins and Needles owner, Rachel Low! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. Yipee! Another “live and in person” chat!  Rachel is the owner of Pins and Needles, a fun and stylish craft boutique on the upper East side Read more…

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Claudine Hellmuth shares her creative story


I am re-airing my interview with Claudine! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. This is a great talk with artist and crafter Claudine Hellmuth. She has her fingers in some really interesting pies! She authors craft books, creates original art, teaches workshops and Read more…

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Sarah Jane Wright from Sarah Jane Studios shares her creative story


Today I am re-airing my interview with Sarah Jane! She is one of the FABULOUS guests who is onboard to help in the Smart Creative Style Course. P.S. She has a new addition to her family since  we last talked! Love! OOOH! I am just so excited to share this interview with you! I have been Read more…

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Children’s book artist Sarah McIntyre out for some fun!


Children’s book artist and cartoonist Sarah McIntyre is just a bundle of fun. She is an original spirit for sure. She is a prolific illustrator and writer  (and cartoonist) she also seems to be quite passionate about enjoying herself. What a breath of fresh air she is. She has a terrific active blog and web presence.   Read more…


An inside look at the Smart Creative Style Course

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I don’t know what is making me happier this morning putting this course together or learning new technology to make this video!! This was a creative exercise for me! Woot! The girl CAN still learn new tricks, who knew? 2 days for a 3 minute video and I thought illustration was time consuming! Haha! I Read more…


Smart planning tips from Knack Studios


Barb Blair is here with some really great marketing and business tips! What started as a kitchen cabinet makeover turned into a full time design studio and retail store, Knack Studios. You know I love stories like Barb’s! “You started out, how?” “You quit your day job, when!?” “You started on a budget and now Read more…


Styling Girls from Confetti Pop

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Meet the Shauna Younge and Maddy Hague! They are  two talented women (and moms) who have teamed up to create a Confetti Pop, a photo styling business and DIY blog. I love the description in the about section of their website: Confetti Pop is where party inspiration and reality meet up and dance ’til the Read more…


The Story behind Indie Craft Parade and The Makers Summit


Meet Erin Godbey and Elizabeth Ramos, they are some kind of dynamic duo! They are the founders of Indie Craft Parade, a fabulous craft fair out of Greenville, South Carolina. In this interview you will hear how they got started and how quickly this event took off. I was so impressed on how well they Read more…

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Vana Chupp customizes her life and her business


I would like to thank the sponsor of today’s episode is Barbara Johansen Newman You are going to love this one! Vana Chupp is the owner of a fast growing online retail shop Le Papier Studio. Originally trained as an architect, Vana had some other passions hidden inside her and in 2008 inspired by her first baby, Read more…


What are you up to Claudine Hellmuth?


I recently contacted Claudine Hellmuth to see what she was up to! I see her tweeting away  all the time (how does she find time?) She was such a fun and warm interview! If you haven’t watched this episode yet, be sure and watch it. Claudine is a hardworking and talented artist. She is down-to-earth Read more…


Master pattern designer Jenean Morrison


This is a fun one! Jenean Morrison is a uniquely talented surface pattern designer, nobody, and I mean nobody, can wield Adobe Illustrator like she does! Not only that, take a look at her hand painted fine art!!  Incredible, right? How can anyone pay that much attention to detail? I think she must have been Read more…

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