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Dear Handmade Life

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Rank #29 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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By St3llablu3 - Aug 02 2019
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I am throwing around the idea of starting my own diy business. This podcast keeps me motivated and inspired during this period of time. Thanks!!! ❤️

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

124 Ratings
Average Ratings
114
2
2
5
1

My favorite

By St3llablu3 - Aug 02 2019
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I am throwing around the idea of starting my own diy business. This podcast keeps me motivated and inspired during this period of time. Thanks!!! ❤️

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 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.

Rank #1: Episode 10: Wheels to Bricks

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Taco Maria is a food truck turned brick-and-mortar in Costa Mesa, Calif., and in less than two years they've become home to one of LA Time's Pultizer Prize winning food critic's, Jonathan Gold's, top 10 dishes. Then, chef Carlos Salgado was named one of Food & Wine's Best Chefs of 2015. Delilah and Nicole chat with Carlos about what it took to turn his food truck into one of the best restaurants in Southern California.

Apr 23 2015

48mins

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Rank #2: 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 #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 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Episode 59: Finding Your Ideal Customer

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Delilah and Nicole talk with brand strategist Olivia Omega about the value of analytics and going with your gut, demographics vs. psychographics, researching ideal customers, and being authentic in your marketing message.

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

Sep 14 2017

54mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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.

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

Jun 22 2017

59mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: Episode 43: Upscaling Your Business Without Compromising Yourself

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Delilah and Nicole talk with the creator of Oodle Ba Doodle pillows and the co-leader of the San Francisco Etsy group, Rebecca Saylor. The ladies discuss how we can grow our businesses without compromising our original mission statement. They chat about growing through people vs. technology, being realistic with growth, and about how overnight success can turn into a nightmare.

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

Dec 01 2016

56mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: Episode 15: Living the Creative Life with Mark Brickey

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When you run your own business, it seems to seep into every part of your life. Delilah and Nicole talk with designer and full-time podcaster Mark Brickey of Adventures in Design about how their businesses influence their personal lives in both good and bad ways. Sometimes we all have to remember that stepping away from the desk is the best thing for us.

See the show notes at www.dearhandmadelife.com

Jul 02 2015

39mins

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Rank #19: Episode # 81: The transformational power of a daily practice

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Today on the Dear Handmade Life podcast I’m talking with contemporary fiber artist, photographer, and author Lisa Anderson Shaffer of Zelma Rose about the transformational power of a daily practice. I talk with Lisa about the intersection of fact and faith in ritual, how the political climate of 2016 led to Lisa's artistic labor that birthed her daily practice The Three Things, why a daily practice should feel effortless, the first question to ask yourself if you're thinking about starting a daily practice and how to get started, thew power and effects of daily rituals and more.

Nov 22 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #20: Episode 32: Marketing to the Next Generation

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Like it or not, a new generation of creators and consumers are entering the marketplace. This week, Delilah and Nicole talk to local university Publications Manager and Events Coordinator for student media, Natasha Monnereau and freelance Graphic Designer & Marketing Manager, Nancy Herrera, about how to market your products to this next generation. It turns out these young things are not just on their phones all the time.

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

May 19 2016

43mins

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