Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Welcome to Handcrafter's Studio

What is this blog all about?

Do you love all things handmade? Are you a crafter, seller, or shopper of handcrafted items? This blog is for you! Categories for this blog will include DIY projects, featured Etsy sellers (or other online independent makers & sellers of handcrafted produts), business topics on all things involving selling your handcrafts, treasure hunts (featured handcrafted items), and kid's craft projects.

What is the purpose of this blog?

I want to bring together people who love to make beautiful things with people who love to buy beautiful things. This is a place to learn how to make something new, discover beautiful handcrafted items you can buy, promote your handcraft's online shop, learn everything you need to know to sell and market your handcrafts, and raise little future handcrafters.

Who writes for this blog?

You! That's right. Come on in and submit an article, pictures, and video within one of the listed categories. Just send me an email with your article and pictures attached. Post your videos on You Tube and send me the HTML code. Please include the category, your name, your shop link or banner (or the HTML code for your Etsy mini - 2 rows, 3 columns) to add to the bottom of your article post. Once your article is posted for Handcrafter's Studio a permanant link will be added to the sidebar of this blog.

How can you help get the word out about Handcrafter's Studio?

  • Add a link to your blog or website.
  • Send out a tweet.
  • Share a link in forums.
  • Add a link in your Etsy profile.
  • Add a link to your email signature.

I am working on badges for writers and featured sellers to add to your sites.

Why should you support Handcrafter's Studio?

Okay...so this site is new, and it's not exactly hopping yet, but every site has to start somewhere. The idea is to join together to share projects, feature shops and items, and learn how to work smarter rather than harder. This is a place to come together as a community of crafters. And it's free advertising! As we build this blog together just imagine the opportunity to promote your shop. I will feature sellers of supplies as well, so if your bag is crafting supplies - come on. Everyone is always looking for a good deal on supplies.

Now this isn't a blog just for sellers. We want shoppers too! If you love to buy handcrafted goods, follow this blog to see all things handmade - find amazing products for yourself, your friends, and your family. Try out a craft or spend time crafting with your kids or grandkids. Handcrafter's Studio is for everyone who loves to dabble in crafts, go to craft fairs, or turn crafts into a business.

Handcrafter's Studio has to start somewhere. Who wants to be first?

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