Friday, March 19, 2010


We're hosting a link party for anyone who might be interested.  You can read about it here.  Anyone interested in a literary challenge is encouraged to drop their current art/craft persuits -just for a few minutes-and swing by Third Street for some laughs.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Snaps

Spring is almost here! Clocks bounce forward this weekend:)
I am having some fun this Spring with a photography e-course, the Sensational Snap Society!
If you enjoy taking pictures and are looking for a bit of creative fun, why not join us?

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Hello Team,

Perhaps you might be interested in joining the Sambro Loop Crafters Circle spring market. Tables are only $7.00 and open to any crafters. The sale will be held at the community centre in Harrietsfield, April 24 10-2. Hats optional! We are located just outside of Spryfield along the Old Sambro Road. Our Christmas market drew a good crowd. Please contact me for information and a registration form.

aka orangecrushed and junqueTrunque

Monday, March 1, 2010

Handmade Marketplace


I just finished reading this great new book by Kari Chapin, How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally and Online. Its illustrated by Emily Martin of Black Apple etsy fame. I wish  this resource had been around a few years ago- its absolutely packed with tips and knowledge an indie crafter needs to be successful, and covers everything from marketing basics, social media, craft fairs (even a packing list!), to blogging, selling in brick and mortar stores, and basic business practices. Its an easy read, with wisdom and real life advice straight from other crafters. This is the kind of knowledge it takes years to accumulate if you're trying to do it on your own. Whether you're brand new at selling your work, or a seasoned crafter, you'll find this book invaluable.