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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Make Instagram Work for the Maker

Well it’s getting close to Christmas and I’m looking over my goals for the year wondering what can I actually get done so I can tick it off the list. As is so often the case the year takes a different direction than is initially planned and some projects, goals, dreams just get left behind. […]

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How I find creative satisfaction with my designs becoming other people's stories

When Size Matters

My intension is to make beautiful things that people want to wear. Now I know this sounds rather straight forward but it does have a significant impact on my work, on my design process. One of the things I love the most about having a creative business is how my work becomes stories in other […]

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Australian made jewellery found at The Rocks Markets in Sydney by Creatively Belle

5 Must Do Things in Sydney

If you’re anything like me when you’re travelling you want to experience wonderful local perspectives of the cities and towns you’re exploring. So as a local Sydney girl I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite Sydneysider activities to help make your Australian holiday fabulous. 5 Must Do Things During Your Visit to […]

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