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Business of Design

Is teaching knitting or crochet right for you?

I love doing yoga. I've been attending classes regularly for years. When I mention this, people often ask me, "why don't you teach yoga, ...

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2014 FreshStitches Year-end Wrap Up!

I started FreshStitches in 2008, and it's been my full-time job (and main source of income) since 2010. Every year since then, I've ...

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Goals for 2015

Last week, I had a chat with you about setting practical and attainable goals. I'm pretty serious about that. There's tremendous pressure to set goals ...

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14 Things I’m Really Proud of Accomplishing in 2014

Happy New Year! I love starting a fresh new year! It's a great time to think about how the last year has gone and ...

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What I’m doing about VAT & Note to European Customers

If you sell digital goods (like patterns!) or have been keeping an eye on the news, you'll know that the European Union is ...

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Bye, Bye Stitches East!

This week, XRX announced that Stitches East 2015 will not take place. And it may be the end of Stitches East forever. It's a ...

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5 Tips for Working from Home Successfully

I love working from home. It's flexible. I can grab a coffee whenever I want. I can meet up with a friend for ...

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How to Find Balance in your Day

Last weekend, I went to California for a friend's wedding and was delighted with the chance to meet up with friends I haven't ...

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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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