Crafty Superstar: Make Crafts on the Side, Earn Extra Cash, and Basically Have It All

Crafty Superstar: Make Crafts on the Side, Earn Extra Cash, and Basically Have It All

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by Grace Dobush
     
 

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Sell Out!

If the church-basement sale isn't quite your scene, Crafty Superstar is your go-to resource for selling your crafty goods part-time. Packed with ideas for setting up and selling out, the book includes loads of advice from experts like Faythe Levine, Jenny Harada and Jenny Hart.

Want to make some dough but don't know where to start?

Overview

Sell Out!

If the church-basement sale isn't quite your scene, Crafty Superstar is your go-to resource for selling your crafty goods part-time. Packed with ideas for setting up and selling out, the book includes loads of advice from experts like Faythe Levine, Jenny Harada and Jenny Hart.

Want to make some dough but don't know where to start? Inside find out how to:

  • Discover your expectations and motivations
  • Set up shop and get paid
  • Join an indie craft show
  • Get some press
  • Package goods and customer service
  • Balance life and crafts
Plus, get business forms, lists of resources and a directory of indie craft shows so you can be on your way to becoming a Crafty Superstar!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440307911
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
11/13/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author


Grace Dobush is an associate editor for Family Tree Magazine and The Artist's Magazine and has been an avid crafter for the past 8 years. She has peddled her wares at various indie shows and also attended the first Craft Congress. She is well connected in DIY circles and has appeared on HGTV's Crafter's Coast to Coast. Her work can be found at www.graciesparkles.com.

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Crafty Superstar 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
inspiredreams More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Not only does the author give excellent informative and comprehensive information on what you need to begin a crafts business, but she expands on a number of resources that are pertinent to every crafter. After reading the book I checked out several of the websites and found incredible crafty ladies out there who are very professional. You can purchase any type of homemade craft there is available. The book was inspirational to say the least and I would recommend anyone who is interested in honing their craft to read it.
1craftybee More than 1 year ago
A good overview for anyone even thinking about doing a craft fair or selling their crafted item elsewhere. The author shares advice and practical information, from personal experience and other crafty people. Her book was easy to read and information was well organized. I got many tips and ideas I hope to put into use.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really informative and easy to use and understand. I really liked the sample invoice, inventory sheet, etc. they gave me some great ideas.
Barbara Pierson More than 1 year ago
This was so helpful for my small bussiness!!!
McFury More than 1 year ago
This book is full of great advice for any crafter who is considering selling their goods. It covers everything you would need to know and has some great ideas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed reading this book. It has inspired me to put a little more into my "hobby" and try to turn it into a part-time career.
thebookwormKG More than 1 year ago
Admittedly I have not finished this book, but what I have read I have enjoyed. The chapters are laid out well. Plus, it's written in a way that gives you ample information without boring you to tears. If you love to craft, and are thinking about taking the leap into the retail world, I would recommend this reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is just a year or so out of date, but it still holds up! The author presents the material in such a concise and breeezy manner, it was truly a pleasure to read. I have been selling my crafts online for a few years now and this still had plenty to teach me!
WonderAlice23 More than 1 year ago
I am beginning a crafty business and this is just what I needed! The book is a great resource and packs a lot of great information!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You really have a certain style...yours explains emotions, while my style describes the scene itself. Your writin is amazing, Reflections! (And your signature.) <br> <p> ~Dawn&star
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The early traces of moonlight glowed with soft pale light upon the empty WaterClan camp. Not a soul stirred; every cat had retired to their dens after Flowerthorn's burial, anxiously awaiting the ceremony. The deputy ceremony. Ripplepool lay in his nest of moss and feather, eyes moist, brimming with tears. He stared blankly at the dirt walls, a fierce hatred for ScorchClan burning in his throat like acid. Never before had he felt so strongly about their enemy Clan. <br> He wanted them gone. <br> He wanted GrassClan and StoneClan to be restored. <br> He wanted peace amung the forest. <br> And Ripplepool knew that he had the potential to do so. <p> A choked yowl called for them to gather. Ripplepool's father had never sounded so crushed in his life. He imagined what it would be like for Crystalsky to die just for crossing off the border a few inches- he shivered and stopped the thought in its tracks. <br> *It must be so hard for him... So hard for me, too. She was my mother.* He quickly looked down to hide his watery eyes, and shuffled over to Crystalsky. Blinking away the tears, he glanced up, looked around. Jumpflare was peering out of the nursery, Dustkit and Hazelkit at her paws. The kits' mother had died just a few hours after their bi<_>rth from bloodloss, so Jumpflare volunteered to care for them, milk or not. Beside him and Crystalsky, Goldenpaw sat beside Jaysong, his mentor, and Oceanheart kept a close eye on the older apprentices, Fawnpaw, Owlpaw, and Lightpaw, making sure they didn't goof off in this seruous moment. In return, the medicine cat got stares from the 'Paws saying *We're old enough to take care!* The remaining cats of WaterClan were scattered around, sitting by themselves. <br> "The time has come." His hoarse voice didn't need to explain what time. "And I believe I have made the right decision. I don't want to drag this out, so I'll do it swiftly. I think this cat has the right heart and potential to take down the sinister ScorchClan, who will take my place when my final life goes to join StarClan. To keep our dynasty going, Ripplepool, I trust you to carry on your mother's role as deputy." Ripplepool glanced up at his father, suprisingly not shocked or suprised at all. Deep down, he had a sense Reedstar would chose him as deputy. The Clan cheered, but with enthusiasm, hope, and courage despite the one saddening event that happened earlier in the day. WaterClan had hope that with Ripplepool as Reedstar's successor, ScorchClan might be, at last, be beaten down. <p> -&#1071|Reflections&#9830
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As my boss says, I'm a creative type. I'm not into the intricacies of business and I'd make a horrible accountant. So when I thought about starting to sell my crafting hobby creations, I bought a few books. This was one of the three that I bought, and the one I read first. It's not quite as detailed as a &quot;Complete Idiot's Guide&quot; or &quot;Dummies&quot; BUT it's not boring as those guides have a tendency to be. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and learned quite a bit from it. The language was simple, almost conversational, and the layout/flow of the book was smooth and logical. A great choice for someone looking to make the jump from amateur/hobby-ist to professional.
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