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Business of Design

5 Tips: How to Avoid Burnout

I've been in the yarn business since 2008. Since then, I've seen a lot of designers and yarn companies come and go. The ...

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Behind the Scenes of the Kit Club

Last week, I was busily packing lots of packages for the Kit Club! It's a lot of packages! I thought you might enjoy a peek ...

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How to Develop a Thicker Skin

The other week, I received a very unpleasant email: I'm really upset about this--I thought that you would be sending my patterns to me ...

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Why does Disney ‘go after the little guys’?

Disney's characters are copyrighted. You can't use a drawing of Mickey Mouse and sell it on a mug, unless you have authorized consent ...

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How do you tell if something’s worth doing?

Last week, I wrote about How to Say 'No' (and rescue your schedule). I'm so happy to hear that so many of you ...

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How to say “No” (and rescue your schedule!)

Last week, I wrote about how to disaster-proof your schedule. I think I convinced you that it's a good idea to plan a ...

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How to Disaster-Proof Your Schedule

Do you feel constantly overwhelmed? Does your to-do list remain unfinished at the end of the week and snowball into the next? We all ...

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Ask Stacey: How do you decide what to design?

Wow! That's a big question! The short answer is that I aim to design patterns that my customers will want to crochet! How do ...

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Strategies for Improving Customer Engagement

On Monday, I was a guest on Abby Glassenberg's Podcast along with Tara Swiger and our topic was Marketing for Your Creative Business. ...

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7 Tips for Rockin’ Pinterest

I love Pinterest. I haven't been pinning for very long, but I've become completely addicted and gained oodles of followers! So today, I'm going ...

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