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Dear Handmade Life

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Rank #27 in Design category

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Dear Handmade Life is all about intimate stories and practical advice for living a creative life filled with purpose. The show’s host, Nicole Stevenson, is the co-founder of Patchwork Show: A Modern Makers Festival and Craftcation: A Business and Makers Conference. Along with expert guests, she uses decades of experience in the handmade community, owning businesses, and the highs-and-lows of living creatively to tackle bi-weekly topics that any artist can relate to.

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Dear Handmade Life is all about intimate stories and practical advice for living a creative life filled with purpose. The show’s host, Nicole Stevenson, is the co-founder of Patchwork Show: A Modern Makers Festival and Craftcation: A Business and Makers Conference. Along with expert guests, she uses decades of experience in the handmade community, owning businesses, and the highs-and-lows of living creatively to tackle bi-weekly topics that any artist can relate to.

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130 Ratings
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It’s like your in my head!

By Cat Worshiper - Nov 19 2019
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I just found this podcast and I am so happy I have. I have learned so much from other episodes and look forward to learning more. This episode however, wow! It is like you were hosting this episode in my head and reading my thoughts. I don’t celebrate that people have difficulty with self care but I am so happy to learn it is not “just me”. I am not the only maker/artist/person struggling with this?! What?! Thank you so much for sharing and all the wonderful advice. ❤️

Keep it up!

By Michele @soulsinspiration - Jun 11 2019
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I love your podcast! It has inspired me in so many ways! Thanks for all you!

iTunes Ratings

130 Ratings
Average Ratings
120
2
2
5
1

It’s like your in my head!

By Cat Worshiper - Nov 19 2019
Read more
I just found this podcast and I am so happy I have. I have learned so much from other episodes and look forward to learning more. This episode however, wow! It is like you were hosting this episode in my head and reading my thoughts. I don’t celebrate that people have difficulty with self care but I am so happy to learn it is not “just me”. I am not the only maker/artist/person struggling with this?! What?! Thank you so much for sharing and all the wonderful advice. ❤️

Keep it up!

By Michele @soulsinspiration - Jun 11 2019
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I love your podcast! It has inspired me in so many ways! Thanks for all you!
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Dear Handmade Life

Latest release on Nov 08, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 67: Making Etsy Work for You in 2018

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Delilah and Nicole talk to Danielle Spurge of The Merriweather Council about how to make Etsy work for your business. They discuss the relevance of Etsy in 2018, the role of trends on the platform, tips for standing out in a sea of competition and more! 

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Jan 25 2018

55mins

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Rank #2: Episode 3: Capsule Wardrobe

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Delilah+Nicole talk to stylist and fashion expert Erin Barrow about the capsule wardrobe trend and how to create one of your own.

The capsule wardrobe is all about having fewer pieces of clothing and better outfits. Instead of keeping clothes you don't wear (and shouldn't!) or just buying cheap trends, the capsule wardrobe chooses essential pieces that can be mixed and worn multiple times to acheive a unique, polished look.

It's the perfect medium for the busy professional who wants to look good without spending 5 years staring at the closet deciding what to wear.

For show notes, visit www.dearhandmadelife.com

Jan 24 2015

55mins

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Rank #3: Episode 41: Creating a Business with Staying Power

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Delilah and Nicole talk to the insanely successful and charming women behind Bella Lucce Skincare and Lucky Break Consulting, Miss Lela Barker. They discuss ways to set up your business so that it stays for the long haul, how to streamline tasks, and why you shouldn't feel bad about your business mistakes.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes and Lela's special offer to listeners... 

Nov 03 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #4: Episode 40: The Reality of Running a Business

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Delilah and Nicole talk to Abby Glassenberg of While She Naps and Craft Industry Alliance about the reality of running your own business. Surprise - it's not as easy as opening an Etsy shop. They discuss the rise in creative businesses, the role technology plays, and how to decide if you’re ready to turn your passion into a job.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Oct 20 2016

56mins

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Rank #5: Episode 71: Prioritizing Yourself and Your Business

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Delilah and Nicole talk to fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon about prioritizing yourself in your business. They chat about busyness, being a workaholic, the process of relearning how to relax, why downtime is key for creativity and more.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Mar 22 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: Episode 82: The 1-Page Marketing Plan

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Today on the Dear Handmade Life podcast we’re talking to serial entrepreneur, rebellious marketer, technology expert and author of one of my favorite marketing books The 1-Page Marketing Plan about marketing your creative business. I talk with Allan about letting go of money issues, the fault of glorifying busyness, the importance of getting clear goals, the "know, like and trust" strategy and we dive deep into the first few steps of creating a 1-page marketing plan.

Dec 06 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: 89: Building a Business from Nothing

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How to build a business from nothing with San Francisco based artist, entrepreneur, and teacher Jennie Lennick of Jenny Lemons. Jennie and I chat about how discovering art and the support of creative adults helped her through a difficult childhood, persevering through burn out and rough patches, the growing pains of scaling your business through streamlining productions, outsourcing, delegation and expansion, work life balance, productivity, information overload and more.

Jun 06 2019

1hr

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Rank #8: Episode 58: The Realities of Passive Income

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Delilah and Nicole talk with Megan Eckman of Studio MME about how she created some passive income streams which have not only brought in money, but also helped her grow her brand and business. They discuss that sometimes, from marketing, to bookkeeping to creating the original products, passive income can feel like anything but passive.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Aug 31 2017

49mins

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Rank #9: Episode 33: Legal Basics for Creatives

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Dealing with legal jargon and product laws is one of our least favorites parts of owning a creative business. Unfortunately, operating in the dark and without knowledge of these laws can come back to bite you - and hard! Delilah and Nicole talk to lawyer and artist consultant Kiffanie Stahle about trademarks, copyright, and how personal ethics fit into both.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Jun 02 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #10: Episode 55: Standing Out in a Crowded Industry

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Delilah and Nicole talk with professional portrait photographer Sarah Deragon of Portraits to the People about standing out in a crowded industry. They discuss Sarah's journey to being a full-time creative entrepreneur, how she booked a years worth of clients from one press mention, the importance of designing your business with your client in mind, passion projects, staying current and more.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Jul 20 2017

56mins

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Rank #11: Episode 36: Creating for a Positive Body Image

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Delilah and Nicole talk with maker, sewist, creative entrepreneur and Craftcation presenter Sonya Phillip about crafting a wardrobe that fits your style and body. We discuss how Sonya created an ‘accidental business,' breaking the rules of sewing and fashion, and learning to love your body as it is right now.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Aug 25 2016

56mins

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Rank #12: Episode 70: Discover Your Dream Business

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Delilah and Nicole talk to Michelle Ward, the When I Grow Up Coach. They discuss how to recognize the signs that you’re not in your ideal job or business, how to figure out if your standards aren’t high enough, the extreme importance of authenticity, zeroing in on your niche, and more.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Mar 08 2018

53mins

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Rank #13: Episode 29: Social Media 2016

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Delilah and Nicole get deep with Meighan O'Toole on all things social media in 2016. Meighan is a seasoned independent business owner who has over a decade of experience working for heavy hitters like Yahoo, Wikia (Wikipedia’s sister community website) and Silicon Valley’s Wired Magazine - that's just to name a few! The ladies discuss why your social media numbers are less important than your engagement, trends, Periscope tips, the culture of perfection, and much more! 

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Feb 11 2016

56mins

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Rank #14: Episode 56: PR, Pitching, and Getting Publicity

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Delilah and Nicole talk to Mei Pak of Tiny Hands Jewelry and Creative Hive Co. about how to pitch, preparing your business before you pitch, the do's and dont's of pitching, following up, combating the fear of rejection and more!

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Aug 03 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #15: Episode 38: Comparison and Authenticity Online

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Delilah and Nicole talk with Rachel Smith of The Crafted Life about comparison and authenticity online. The ladies share times when they’ve fallen into the comparison game as well as tips for dealing with moments when you’re feeling less-than. They also touch on how much to share about your personal life with your online audience and stay authentic when working with sponsors.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Sep 22 2016

55mins

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Rank #16: Episode 34: Awesome Visual Design

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We've all heard it, and it's still true: how you display your products is just as important as the products themselves. On this episode of DHL, Delilah and Nicole talk to Jessica Pohl, an expert visual merchandiser and owner of Crochet Magic. They ladies discuss Jessica's journey from being a high-fashion merchandiser to hitting rock bottom and rising again with her own business, all with the help of what she learned in retail.

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes... 

Jun 16 2016

49mins

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Rank #17: Episode 28: Motivation, Management, and the Creative Process

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In the first episode of 2016 Delilah + Nicole talk to Mark Hentemann, an illustrator, Family Guy writer, and creator of Bordertown, a new animated series on FOX. Mark shares his tips for managing a team of creatives and how he keeps them, and himself, motivated to work those long hours in show business. 

Jan 28 2016

47mins

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Rank #18: Episode 53: Ten Things We've Learned About Running a Business

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Delilah and Nicole have 25 years of experience running businesses between the two of them. And there’s so much they wish they knew at the beginning. The ladies share their top ten lessons they've learned while running all sorts of businesses.

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Jun 22 2017

59mins

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Rank #19: Episode 47: Diversifying Freelance Income Streams

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Delilah and Nicole talk to artist, designer and Craftcation 2017 presenter Robert Mahar about diversifying your income streams as a freelancer in the DIY world. They discuss Robert’s path to making a living through juggling several different projects, saying yes or no to prospective opportunities, keeping your eyes open to new possibilities, the importance of finding your own way to hustle, and never being bored!

Visit www.dearhandmadelife.com for the show notes...

Feb 24 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #20: 88: Finding and Pursuing Your Passion

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How to find and pursue your passion with Monique Malcolm of Keep Chasing the Stars and the podcast Pimp Your Brilliance. I chat with Monique about the first steps to take when trying to find your passion, how patience, curiosity and action are key in the journey, keeping in mind that your business is ever-evolving, analysis paralysis and more.

May 23 2019

45mins

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