Are You on Pinterest? Why and How to do It Right Now!

Crafter, Hobbiests, Fashionists, Moms, Business People, DIYers, Photo Enthusiasts. What do they have in common?

They meet together on Pinterest almost every day!

Fun, engaging, easy. useful. What else do you want from a picture-based social bookmarking site?

What about the ability of adding your products, with price and all, and send them to your website!

Being a […]

5 Tips to Rock Your Online Store at a Craft Show

Do you know that more and more, people are looking for unique gifts at Local Craft Shows?

The recent spike in support to all Handmade ins USA is exciting new to all of us crafters and start-ups.

So, congratulations on taking the initiative of showing your products at that Local Craft Show!

We are sure you have […]

Getting Your Etsy Shop Ready for the Holiday Season

The Holiday Season is upon us, is everywhere. It can be such a daunting task to get ourselves and our shops ready on time!

Let’s get our heads out of the minutia we are dealing with and read advice by Etsy experts, which range from getting your shop and product pages ready, including the forecasted product trends (don’t […]

Make Your Product Pictures Stunning!

Your products are special, period. You worked hard getting every single detail just right.

Now it’s time to do them justice and make them shine by themselves! How?

With beautiful product pictures.

You don’t have to be a pro, or buy fancy equipment, with just a little creativity and the clever advice in  Mollie Makes,

And most of […]

5 Tips to Start Your Craft Business

Make Pinterest Work For You

You have been promoting your products in Pinterest (and who isn’t, right?) but you might find that although it is a fun thing to do, you know, browsing around and clicking on beautiful pictures, it can  sometimes be like a black hole: it sucks you in in a sea of pins and favorites and […]

3 Ways To Increase Your Sales This Holiday Season

Holiday Season is almost here, and retailers of all sizes are always looking for ways to boost their sales, online or offline.

If you have a shop and are looking for ideas on how to make the most of it. Taking action on any of these 3 tips will increase your chances of having a […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Etsy Shop

Starting your Etsy store can be easy. Doing it right and making your store grow can be tricky sometimes. In order to “make it work” we need to think like your customers, Etsy shoppers.

Shop appearance, language, wording, pricing, shipping information, the ability to connect with customers in one single page while being creative, unique […]

Trunk Shows Made Easy – with Etsy and American Express

If you are looking to get a head start on this holiday season, you are in luck. Because Etsy and American Express OPEN are working together to stimulate the economy, and help start-ups and small businesses, retail store and designers together, in one small and intimate trunk show, and they have even done all the […]

About Crafts & History

Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves.
Phyllis George