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The Chatter of Craft

Lockdown Sockdown KAL!

Lockdown Sockdown KAL!

I thought it was about time that I wrote a little blog post about the fun that is the Lockdown Sockdown! This lockdown has hit me harder than the previous ones. I'm not really sure why, but I think it's partly because it's now January, the weather is bleak in the UK and it just feels endless... CUE THE SOCKDOWN! (Yarn is Luna by Chromatic Yarns) It's time to bring people together, get the community together and focus on something other than doom-scrolling all day. What better way to conquer this than to knit socks?? This is a very casual...


How to Price Your Handmade Products (and Other Finance Tips!)

Hannah Civico

How to Price Your Handmade Products (and Other Finance Tips!)

So today I'm going to be talking about money. I know money isn't something that people are hugely comfortable talking about, but we're getting into it today. Not only will I be touching on how to price your handmade items, but I'm also going to touch on keeping track of your finances, and UK taxes. Enjoy! I have mentioned in a previous blog post that underselling does nothing for your business. Not only is it not sustainable long term, but it cheapens the whole market and won't guarantee you more sales.  There is a basic formula for working out your...


Basic Tips for Starting A Creative Business

Basic Tips for Starting A Creative Business

There's so many things to think about when you start up a creative business. It can be a little overwhelming sometimes, so hopefully this blog post will help you with ironing a few things out. I'm no "business guru", but after owning this small business for 7 years and being full-time running it for 2 years, I think I've picked up a couple of things. Firstly, you want to work out what it is that you want to sell. It sounds really obvious but you want to be passionate about what it is that you're selling. I did explain in...


10 Things To Know Before Starting A Creative Business

Hannah Civico

10 Things To Know Before Starting A Creative Business

When I was planning this mini-series I'm doing on YouTube to help people who have a creative business, I asked on Instagram what kind of things people want to see. One of the most recurring questions was what things did I wish I knew before starting my own business.  Honestly, I started my business 7 years ago (click here to read more about the history of my business) so it's difficult to remember what it is that I'd wish I'd known! But I came up with 10 things that I thought were important to keep in mind before starting your creative...


The History of The Corner of Craft

Hannah Civico

The History of The Corner of Craft

During the lockdown and Covid-19 pandemic, I have seen some of my friends set up their own small business! I have received a few questions from people, so I have decided to do a mini-series on YouTube, with the goal of giving advice to those of you in the creative business industry! Well before I get into the advice portion of the whole thing, I thought it would be right to give some context. If you're new to the party that is The Corner of Craft, you may think I'm a new business that sprung to success overnight. This certainly...

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