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News, inspiration, tutorials, tips & tricks, creativity, business and more.

Book Review: The $100 Startup
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau is a great book packed with ideas and real-world examples of individuals who developed and nurtured successful businesses with small amounts of cash and BUCKET-LOADS of passion and motivation as investment!  Just like so many of our phenomenal customers!
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FREE Downloadable Shipping and Thank-You Labels
Shake up your shipping! We wanted to gift you with some adorable printable labels for your handmade business! 
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Tutorial: DIY Bead Doll
The possibilities are e n d l e s s with this one! No crown beads on hand? No problem, sub it out for a bow accent bead. Don’t love pink? We’ve got lots of other amazing colors!  This must-make tutorial even comes with a downloadable template so it's SUPER SIMPLE for you!  
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Tutorial: Painting Peg People
Have you ever considered that the type of toys our children play with helps shape who they respect?  That’s where the inspiration came from for this little tutorial-a craft that will teach them lessons about courage and a toy that we can use to discuss current issues in their language. 
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Tutorial: Boho Crib Mobile
A stunning piece for any baby nursery, our exclusive tutorial will help you create a centrepiece that is full of personal touches and love for the precious baby in your life!
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Budget-Friendly Spring Organization Hacks
It’s that time of year! We know we’re not the only ones that start to go a bit crazy with spring cleaning and organization this time of year. The end of winter is in sight, and we’re feeling energized to take on home organizing! 
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Product Photography Tips & Tricks
Product photography is one of the MOST important aspects of your handmade business. So, we want to share some of the fantastic tips and tricks we’ve learned and pass them on to you!
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SHOP TALK: Featuring Feather & Fox. Co

Our goal for our NEW Shop Talk series is to hi-light different makers & crafters, small-shop owners, entrepreneurs, motivating and inspiring individuals, and anyone we think you would be honored to meet!  Today, we are so glad you are here to join us as we delve into meeting Bethany and learning about her growing business, Feather & Fox Co! 

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When the Beads Come Crashing Down: Our Story, Part 2

Late one evening back in 2015, all was dark and quiet in the house.

All was peaceful—until the roar of thunder approached...

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Tutorial: Backpack BLING!

We LOVE all things cute and colorful (obviously… :P), and these Backpack Bling Keychains are just the ticket for a quick colorful craft! They’re a trendy and fun little addition to your LO’s enormous bag, and can easily be a perfect luggage or diaper bag tag!

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Craft Shows: The DO'S and DON'TS!
Spring is in the air and any handmade shop knows that means only one thing: craft show season is upon us! It’s so exciting (and nerve wracking!) to get your products made, tagged and ready for a craft show!
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Amazing Packaging Hacks for your Handmade Small Business!
How do you package your handmade products in a way that is economical, visually pleasing, and easy? We’ve got a few amazing ideas for you!
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Tutorial: Felt Banners for Kid's Room!
Can your kid's room decor even BE complete without one of these cute little banners?? We’ve got an adorable tutorial for you to try your hand at, and it couldn’t be simpler.
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Free Download! Encouraging Phone Wallpaper Collection
We’ve found that sometimes encouragement can happen in the smallest of places. In the most regular of places. And it got us thinking. What if we could offer you encouragement on a daily basis?
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What to Expect When First Starting a Business: Our Story, Part 1

We want to share some of our story and some of the key lessons we think small business owners could learn from our experience. Chasing your business dreams sounds a bit “pie-in-the-sky”, but we think there are some super “down-to-earth” lessons that can help keep you focused and successful as an new entrepreneur!!

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Tutorial: Tiny Altoid Tin Craft for Kids!
Teenie weenie? Check. Adorable? Check. Quiet kids on a long car drive? CHECK. Kids love anything mini, so of course, an adorable tin of our cutest silicone accent beads will most certainly be a hit!
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10 Ways to Feel More Productive
We’ve all been there—you get up, get the kids ready, clean up the breakfast mess, blink, and it’s 4:30 p.m.  Where did the day go??? How did this happen!?! You know you did things, but…..what was it that you did?
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Tutorial: Macrame Plant Hanger
We may not have green thumbs over here, but we sure love house plants... so we took some of our simplest crafting materials and came up with a stunning macrame plant hanger tutorial.
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It's the new CaraBLOG!

Our new blog has been in the works for a while, and we’ve been showering it with hours of love and attention. This is because we want our blog to feel like home for you…a cozy place to curl up, sip a glass of Angela’s favourite wine (it's J. Lohr by the way) and begin to dream.    It’s a place of community, sharing and learning…

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