Handmade in Norway
Creativity & Community
INSIDE OUR HANDMADE MOVEMENT - READ UP ON THE NEWS AND THE DEVELOPMENTS AS THEY HAPPEN
We should be at a market tomorrow. The promotion was going nicely and the location looked perfect. With plans made and the order ready to send to the table and tent suppliers. We had folks ready to help us set up and enjoy what could be a great day. So why did I cancel?
Today’s thought I’m sitting at the Handmade in Norway studio, working on strategies for a few upcoming events for later on this year. The studio has two rooms, one I use as an office, the other, larger room is used mostly for workshops. I arrange creative workshops at...
The less obvious reasons to join a market.
I keep talking about Oslo Soup. Some people nod knowingly and others raise a confused eyebrow. So let me tell you what you should know, and why it's important. Back in October 2016, I think it was, I was approached by some very polite and lovely people who asked me...
One of the areas we always get questions about or asked for help with, is what to put out on social media? Which has led me to think about content a lot over the past week or so, as I am busy getting ready for a workshop on this very subject. What is content? How important is content for a business?
Do you need a logo to sell your handmade items online? In which order should you do things?
We throw away a shocking amount of clothes each year, a small % is donated and resold. The rest is sent to landfill sites. A social trend resulting from ‘fast fashion’. Perhaps. Help me figure this one out.
Getting dressed for work is pretty straight forward when you have an ‘actual’ job to go to. But when you’re self-employed this little detail can easily get forgotten… and lead to a day of frustrating procrastination.
I have always loved all things handmade. Read how my childhood experiences shaped and nurtured that passion.