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Blue and white delft style ceramic porcelain necklaces and brooches by Creatively Belle

Our Colour Options

I love colour and patterns and you’ll find this is reflected in the range of options available for the Every Day Treasures collection. I’ve learned a lot from my creative business over the years, both at markets and fairs and here online, and one of the most important things with handmade jewellery collections is how […]

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Inspiring quote Life is better when creativity flows through it by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

10 Ways to Have More Creativity in Daily Life

Living a more creative life makes a huge difference to how I see the world now and I’ve come to passionately believe life is better when there’s more creativity flowing through each day. The challenge can be in figuring out how to make this happen, especially with how busy daily life gets. Happily it’s much […]

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Blue and white porcelain peace bird long necklace by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

How These 17 Lessons Changed My Creative Business

When I started my own creative business I knew there was a great deal to learn but I didn’t understand just how varied this could be or the colourful combinations of common threads running through it all. But by bit the journey through each lesson has changed my business, made it viable and 17 years on […]

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Smile into your heart for a great day Belinda Stinson inspiring quote

How to Set Yourself Up for a Great Day

Making my living from what I craft is something I love but it certainly isn’t always easy. I sell my work every week at market and have learnt that a lot of my success comes down to my attitude, how I feel on the day. 5 Tips for Selling So I’ve had to learn a few […]

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The Japanese Festival of Broken Needles Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

Celebrating The Festival of the Broken Needle

Like most makers my creative muse calls to be expressed in many ways and sewing, quilting and needlework are some of my favourite outlets. So when I read my Opendrawer email about celebrating Hari-Kuyo, the 400 year old Japanese Festival of Broken Needles my heart took a little leap of delight. It is a festival to […]

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I support creative women quote by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle button

How Women Are Making Creative Lives with Blogs

I’m finding it fascinating how liberating blogging can be for women in all manner of ways, financially, creatively, emotionally and socially. While I left my corporate IT job at the turn of the century and started my creative business, I took the approach of making my living from what I created. Blogging was around but […]

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Be open in your heart to unicorns by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle Inspiring Quote

How to Call Unicorns

Over the holidays I always find myself walking along beautiful beaches that get my thoughts rolling along, seeking new paths, exploring tucked away ideas. I love this experience, it’s one of the healthiest things I can do. I got to thinking on unicorns and what they mean colloquially now days, especially for those of us […]

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The secret is to keep moving forward with your goals by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

Getting Moving with Goals for the Year

I’m finding having a tool for keeping me focused on my goals for the year is turning into a huge difference, my Make it Happen Journal is such a practical way for staying on track I wish I’d discovered it years ago. I’ve been getting through my social media goals for the new year with […]

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Make it Happen Journal by Creatively Belle

Working with a Make it Happen Journal

As part of my series on practical ways to bring your creative ideas, dreams and designs into reality the need for every great why to have a great how comes into focus with this post on how to work with a Make it Happen Journal. Part one of this series is all about how to set […]

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How to Start the Year Working on Goals

How to Start the Year Working on Goals

In this second blog post on new year goals and resolutions I want to dive into what’s involved for me to get working on my creative goals. In part one I explored How to Set Creative New Year’s Resolutions as a creative small business owner. Starting Early with Working on New Year Goals I’ve started work […]

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I'm bringing unicorns into my life

How to Set Creative New Year’s Resolutions

I thought a practical series of blog posts on how to make your creative dreams a reality could be a great way to get things moving. So this is part one on just how to do that with a focus on goals. Part two will stay focused on the practical with useful steps in how […]

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Visiting my grandfather's resting place

How to Make Your Year Count

My plans and goals for this year had a major reshuffle with a heap of goals close to my heart simply not happening. Instead I found I was happy with what I did manage to get done because, at the end of it, my dad is still with us. As it turned out, this year […]

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