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Dear Handmade Life

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Rank #74 in Arts category

Arts
Business
Society & Culture
Design
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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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123 Ratings
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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

123 Ratings
Average Ratings
113
2
2
5
1

My favorite

By St3llablu3 - Aug 02 2019
Read more
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
Read more
I love your podcast! It has inspired me in so many ways! Thanks for all you!
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Dear Handmade Life

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #74 in Arts 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.

Rank #1: 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
55 mins
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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
55 mins
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Rank #3: 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
39 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 14: Mastermind Group with Kari Chapin

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Delilah and Nicole went to Portland at the beginning of the year for a mastermind retreat hosted by their friend, author, speaker, business connoisseur and all around rad human, Kari Chapin - author of The Handmade Marketplace and Grow Your Handmade Business. It was an eye-opening experience. In this episode, they talk to Kari about what exactly a mastermind group is, personal experiences from the retreat, and how to create a mastermind group from scratch.

Jun 18 2015
50 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 6: What's In Your Name

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This week on the Dear Handmade Life, Delilah+Nicole talk to director/curator/artist/teacher David Michael Lee about whether or not creatives need to define themselves, and if so, how they the heck do they do it?!

For show notes, visit www.dearhandmadelife.com

Feb 26 2015
49 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 9 mins
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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
1 hour
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Rank #8: Episode 4: Breaking the Rules

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Delilah+Nicole chat with Paige Wery, the owner of The Good Luck Gallery in Los Angeles. There's only one real criteria to be a candidate for wall space in this Chinatown spot - you must be an outsider artist or someone who has not recieved formal training. 

The girls break down what they've had to deal with when starting up creative businesses in which they never went to school for and why, in the end, sometimes breaking those rules in the best idea.

For show notes, visit www.dearhandmadelife.com

Jan 24 2015
49 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 37: The True Cost of Running a Creative Business

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Delilah and Nicole talk with Lisa Cherry, the owner of The Makery Craft Co, a studio in Anaheim that offers creative workshops for adult makers. The ladies discuss adjusting your money mindset, the importance of financial goals, starving artist syndrome, diversifying your income, and more.

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

Sep 08 2016
43 mins
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Rank #11: 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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #12: Building a Business Around Your Core Values

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Today on the Dear Handmade Life podcast I’m talking about building a business around your core values with founder of Thimblepress and consultant/mentor for creative business owners Kristen Ley. I chat with Kristen about how having defined core values can increase brand strength, help you make difficult decisions and inform successful planning and goal setting. We share our stories of how we developed our core values, why it’s good to start before you’re 100% ready, starting a business without a plan and the ups and downs of running a creative business (including why the downs are so valuable).

Jan 31 2019
51 mins
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Rank #13: 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
56 mins
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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
56 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 11: The Rejection Letter

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Rejection is not one of our favorite feelings but it's a part of life. Life and business coach, Tiffany Han, talks with Delilah and Nicole about why we should be happy for it, and how to embrace it through her 100 Rejection Letters project. The girls swap stories about times someone said "no" and find the bright side of taking risks.

Visit dearhandmadelife.com/podcast for the Show Notes...

May 07 2015
50 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 7: Competition

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Jeanette Champion-Fanning makes snarky paper goods under Sweet Perversion, one of the first handmade card shops on Etsy. Things have grown much more crowded since then. Delilah+Nicole talk with Jeanette about what it feels like to have competition, comparing yourself to others, copying versus being inspired, and how to keep it all friendly. 

For show notes, visit www.dearhandmadelife.com

Mar 12 2015
56 mins
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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
56 mins
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Rank #18: 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
53 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 26: Teaching Your Craft

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Lisa Solomon, an amazing Craftcation presenter, who is also a veteran teacher, artist and entrepreneur. They discuss what makes a good teacher and will help you determine if teaching is the right path for your business.

Dec 03 2015
55 mins
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Rank #20: 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
47 mins
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