Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Small Craft Business: Vendor Tuesday: LYS

LYS = Local Yarn Store.

Check out your local listings. Yelp is a good place to start. Find your local yarn store, and check out what they've got. JoAnn Fabrics doesn't count as an LYS. It has to be an indie place. 

Feel new stuff. Look at new colors. Try something made of cotton or bamboo, or both. 

Buy local, and support an independent business.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Wacky Search Terms, Installment Deux

Why is:


a search term for my blog? (Seriously! 3 times!)

Or perhaps

foot care diploma

makes sense?

Tired small business owner

actually does make sense.

Small Craft Business: Vendor Tuesday--eBay

Is eBay still in fashion?  Maybe? 

Maybe not. But my husband was reminded of the wonders of bargain shopping when he discovered he could purchase his favorite guitar strings on eBay for less than half the price of retail. A few years ago he was busy selling things on eBay--mostly rare and/or valuable CDs. He stopped it when he realised how expensive it was to sell there.

Digression over. I recommend you search on eBay for supplies you need. You may find them at a discount, and you just might be supporting an independent business owner. It's worth a shot.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Small Craft Business: Monday To-Do List

  • pack Fae's and Ashlee's orders for Tuesday night derby practice
  • wait for email from Juno about necklace
  • update soap website for out-of-stock items
  • make ref necklaces
  • update supplier list for recipes book
  • begin new formatting for first book
  • find photos for book
  • wrap gifts and mail