This week I haven’t made much as after last week’s giveaway from Wendy at Handmade harbour I was inspired to try and look at my craft business from all angles and see how it could become more commercially viable. I had really enjoyed reading the snippets from the ‘Commercial Creatives’ book which was one of the prizes, and as I didn’t win, I decided I would buy it. I love ‘real’ books but they can be heavy and I have a Kindle it seemed the obvious choice to choose the e- download version. So woohoo, within a few moments I was reading the book.! If you missed the post last week here is a link to the book. So far I am lapping up every bit of advice and information. I haven’t read it all so will review it again when I have finished.
Looking critically round my craft room I was thinking that it is just too messy and haphazard to inspire my creativity. Then under a heap of (haphazard) patchwork squares I found the lovely little photo album my daughter bought me for christmas with idea being that I take pictures of all my work and stick them in the photo album as a showcase for all the things I make. Then I have something to take with me to craft fairs for people to browse through and maybe ask for a custom order! So now I am collecting all my items and printing out pictures of things I’ve already sold ready to stick in the album.
Hopefully I will have a showcase album soon which I will take a picture of for this blog!
Happy blogging and crafting everyone
A showcase album is such a great idea! I think having something physical to look at when browsing a craft stall is really nice.
I was lucky enough to win one of the books and like you have only read a small bit, but I think it’s going to be a real help!
Hope you have a good week!
A portfolio is the perfect thing for easily showing others what you’re about – great idea! x
Fabulous idea and something I keep thinking I should do, but don’t! Perhaps you will inspire me?!
What a wonderful idea perfect for showing off your past work, I’m off to investigate this book
I won a copy of the book too and so far it is brilliant – very helpful and a good read. Hope you enjoy it and have a good week.
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Sounds interesting! May just have to take a look at this book too! Don’t want to be left behind!!!
I can’t wait to read your book review. I think the photo album sounds a wonderful way to showcase your work.
I too bought myself a copy of Commercial Creatives but I went for the paper copy as I like the feel of a real book!
So far I think it is really good, I’m managing to read a bit each day and finding some great inspirations
It’s fab that you’ve been inspired! I love the idea of a photo album portfolio – a great way to expand your stall for very little outlay of space! Keeping my creative spaces tidy ismy biggest problem, I think 🙁 I’m just not good at it!!
I think a showcase is a great idea. I too have a kindle and its great being able to read a book in seconds – saves waiting days for it to come by snail mail….
Well done to your daughter in giving you an album to showcase your work. Work spaces get untidy really quickly…or is that just me!
Glad to see I’m not the only one withan untidy creative space! Maybe the two are incompatible? 🙂
Love the idea of a showcase album.Look forward to seeing it.
Ohhh what a lovely idea of your daughter’s – hope it keeps you inspired as well as showing off all your beautiful makes! I am in the process of extending our house to allow me a craft room and I can’t wait to get pictures and other inspiring things on my walls. Simmi x
I love the idea of physically printing photo’s out and putting the, in a book. Today it is so easy to leave them on the computer. Thanks for the shove – may well have a go myself. 🙂
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