Month: December 2012

End of year shop review

November marked my fifth year of selling on Etsy, a journey that began with a shop called JN Originals that features crocheted and felted personal accessories, continued with papercrafted items in Mister PenQuin, and extended with recycled craft supplies in 2nd Chance Treasures. Along the way I’ve learned lessons about marketing, photography, shipping and customer …

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When it snows, it’s time to hunt (for Christmas tags, that is)!

Thirteen inches of wet, heavy snow blew in Wednesday night, beginning around four o’clock  in the afternoon. Schools closed on Thursday, major highways were shut down, many homes were without power, plows dealt with gusting winds that clogged iced-over roads as quickly as they were cleared, and it was recommended that everyone stay home. Earlier …

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Thinking sideways

I’ve been an absentee blogger for a couple of weeks, I confess, because I’ve been involved in creative or creativity-promoting endeavors, in addition to getting ready for the holidays. If decorating for the holidays can be counted as a form of creativity, then I guess that’s one more creative activity that has been on my …

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