It's the most wonderful* time of the year (*horrible)

It's the most wonderful* time of the year (*horrible)

December is almost upon us, and for owners of small creative business like myself, that means ‘tis the season to be stressed, overworked, and overall panicked (all whilst maintaining a warm, natural smile to share with our Christmas customers).

That being said, I’ve decided try something that will hopefully be a bit therapeutic, and write my business wish-list to Santa.

An Open Letter From a White-Labelled Designer

An Open Letter From a White-Labelled Designer

As the world’s most reluctant blogger (it seems I manage to ink out a whopping 2-3 articles per year), it can take a lot to motivate me to write something new. Yet something happened this past week that doesn’t happen very often: I got angry. I don’t mean that I got a tad frustrated, or kind of irritated; I got stinking, fuming, hopping angry. And the reason behind it all? I got white-labelled.

A Love Letter to Weaving

A Love Letter to Weaving

I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic about weaving lately.  Now I’m no Freud, but I have a sneaking suspicion it might have something to do with my current plans to start teaching weaving workshops…  Sometimes the more advanced you are at your craft, the easier it can be to lose touch with the basics, and as I’ve been preparing the looms and instructional sheets for my workshops, I’ve been revisiting my roots with weaving and (quite frankly) it’s giving me all the feels.

A Post About Posting

A Post About Posting

I get stressed about social media.  If you look back through my Instagram feed you’ll see a long series of inconsistency, with posts sometimes appearing up to twice a day, or as little as once every two to three weeks.  There’s a simple explanation for this: I’m not comfortable in the world of business social media, and it shows all over my Instagram.

So why bother posting at all?  Why not eliminate the stress entirely?  Ask any small creative business owner, and they’ll tell you they need social media, that it’s a critical part of their marketing, that it’s a huge part of their brand.

Weavings of South-East Asia

Weavings of South-East Asia

It's been quite a while since I posted anything, and that's mainly because I spent the first month of the year travelling around South-East Asia, and second month of the year feeling sad that I was no longer travelling around South-East Asia...  However, now I'm back in the game, and ready to stop pining after the recent months, but to reflect happily upon them.