Around the Web: Linktastic

Here are a few things that have caught my eye around the crafty corner of the internet lately:

PODCAST: Crafty Pod‘s latest podcast is all about the ins and outs of publishing a craft book. Host Sister Diane talks about her experience writing a craft book, and interviews both a publicist and a literary agent on the topic. Good stuff!

CRAFT SWAP: Over at Handmade Parade, they’re hosting a handmade Xmas Ornament Swap, as an opportunity for crafters to beef up their collection of non-factory-made holiday decorations. The deadline to sign up for this swap is this Friday, October 4, and there are limited spots available, so act quickly if you’re interested.

HOW TO BE A CRAFTY MARKETER: The Modish blog has a really great ongoing informative series going on right now called How to Be a Crafty Marketer. So far the series has covered finding your niche, building your brand, and how to approach blogs. Author Jena Coray does a great job at giving crafters a crash course on this subject, and includes plenty of handy resources along the way. It’s a must-read.

SWEET-N-SIMPLE TUTORIAL: Even a beginner stitcher can make this adorable mini sewing kit featured over at Nini Makes. I love the colorful vintage buttons she included in her kit.

CRAFTY CLASS: This week here in Portland, Cathy Pitters will be teaching a two-part class on making and decorating sugar skulls at DIY Lounge (Woodstock). From the description, it sounds like the classes are going to be a blast! Cost is $60 for 2 two-hour classes.


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