Why I cancelled a market

Why I cancelled a market

We should be at a market tomorrow. The promotion was going nicely and the location looked perfect. The plans were 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...

Creativity and Community

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...
It’s not all about the money-money-money

It’s not all about the money-money-money

The less obvious reasons to join a market. If you have never sold at a market before and are wondering if it could be a good introduction to selling your handmade items, then read on! If you’re a seasoned market vendor, you can read on too! You might just see another...
Handmade in Norway @ Oslo Soup

Handmade in Norway @ Oslo Soup

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...
Content – Little word BIG reputation.

Content – Little word BIG reputation.

What is it? and how to put it to work. A blogpost by Glenda Sherlock from Red Door Marketing - Glenda works tirelessly alongside Kelly Palencia and Handmade in Norway to keep us up to date on Marketing issues and trends.  Here she blogs for us on the subject of...
Do I need a logo?

Do I need a logo?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is perhaps surprising and goes something like this; I am by trade a graphic designer and illustrator.  I have designed many logos, and lots of websites and promo material.  Not wanting to shoot myself in the foot or have other...

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