Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Handmade Marketplace Book [review]...

...I just had to share this and let everybody know about this awesome book! One of the main reasons I bought it is because it is illustrated by Emily Martin [The Black Apple], who happens to be one of my most favorite artists/sellers on Etsy. But, I tell you, I have literally not been able to put this little book down. It is chockablock full of useful information from lots of different folks, including crafters, photographers, Matt [one of the founders of Etsy.com], accountants, writers, etc. ~ simply a must have for anybody making & selling crafts these days. Plus, it's only a little over $10!!! Gosh, this would have been gold to me 6 years ago, when I first started out. What has taken me years to learn & figure out is stuffed into a little 210 page book. Amazing! Plus, it's really cute and fun to look at and there are literally a gazillion links to tons of information and resources.And since it's snowing at my house [again!!] ~ I'll probably finish the book today and then I'll get busy working on some of the things they suggested...like making Post Cards. And, it just so happens, I got an e-mail this morning with a 60% savings on Post Cards from Overnight Prints. The discount code to use at checkout is "3PCSale" and it ends at midnight March 14th. What I love about Overnight Prints is that you can down-load the templates and design your own cards totally from scratch...fun, fun!!

Happy Tuesday everybody!!
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy ~

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." ~ George Bernard Shaw


  1. Thank you for sharing.....looks like a great book.

  2. You will certainly get your $$$ worth out of it, Beth. The references and links alone are worth the cost of the book. I certainly don't regret buying it, that's for sure.


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