A new technique for exploring art. Try it….

If you’re like me, everything you see is a potential craft or art project!  Every scrap of fabric, each piece of yarn – what could I do with that?  What would I do with that?  We save textured paper, tissue paper, buttons, felt – you name it, we’ve got it just waiting for a project!  I find myself scanning through magazines and books and thinking, “Wow!  … Continue reading A new technique for exploring art. Try it….

How to Organize Your Home Office

Being organized is imperative for a well-run organization especially if you ARE the organization!  It’s so easy to fly from one thing to the next, busy as we are creating, marketing, ordering, selling.  I often leave a mess in my wake. However, when all of my buttons are in their bins and my ribbons color coordinated, my work flow is smoother, faster, easier and that … Continue reading How to Organize Your Home Office

My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!

Quick!  What’s the one thing today you want to get done for your business? Having a home-based business can be overwhelming.  We are everything – artist, admin, marketing.  And who hasn’t had the experience of frittering away time on the computer?  Here’s my #1 solution – the best idea, the most useful tip, the one that works each day: I ask myself, every morning, “What do … Continue reading My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!

Rejection. It hurts. What can you do?

Fortunately, I haven’t had the rejection experience with craft fairs or bridal shows.  I believe that’s because I have such a unique product.  I create button bouquets: If I created, say, jewelry for a living, there would be so much more competition!  At each show, thoughtful jurors want to create a unique experience for buyers with a wide array of beautiful handmade art in all its … Continue reading Rejection. It hurts. What can you do?

10 Time Management tips for Home Based Businesses

Mary Kay used to say, “The curtains may need to be washed, but not today!”  I regularly remember that as I look around my house during the day and see dishes, laundry, sweeping that needs to be done. What REALLY needs to be done?  My business.  That’s my focus if I am to build a successful home-based business.  I love the Wikipedia definition of time … Continue reading 10 Time Management tips for Home Based Businesses

Home-based!

Today has been a beautiful day.  The temperature is perfect and the air conditioner doesn’t need to run loudly, keeping the world out.  I love to hear the chirping birds, watch the hummingbirds sip from their feeder on the porch. Some days, errands are a part of life.  Having a home-based business means honing in, staying focused.    But isn’t one of the perks of … Continue reading Home-based!