Craft Magazine Features

This week has been exciting. My regular readers will know that as well as this blog, I have an Etsy storeΒ which I’ve been working hard at since July.

claireabellemakes Etsy shop

Orders have been flying out with some organised customers getting Christmas gifts ready and even an international sale to NYC. I just wish I didn’t have a day job so I could spend all day making!

I decided that I needed to put myself out there a bit more, regardless of how scary it is when you’re just starting out with a Handmade business. A feature in issue 17 of Craftseller magazine came up at just the right time to give me a little push!

Apparently, I’m a Crafting Whizz! Chuffed to say the least! I’ve been a subscriber to Craftseller for a while now and really value how supportive they are to small businesses.

Craftseller Crafty Whizz

At the same time, another super supportive magazine was launched and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Make and Craft is from the same editor as Popular Crafts MagazineΒ and really embraces the craft community. There are tons fabulous projects in the first issue and the website is full of fantastic competitions, a shop and an engaging forum.

Plus, I’m on the home page for my behind the scenes interview with them! Click the image below to read it.

Make & Craft Home Page

So it’s all happening at the moment! My friend Jess and I are gearing up for our first craft fair and I’m really looking forward to connecting face to face with customers.

Keep an eye on the Etsy shop and Twitter/Facebook for new accessory bundles coming soon!


31 thoughts on “Craft Magazine Features

  1. It’s all fabulous news – well done. Keep you name in the media (magazines and blogs always need new things to feature) and it all adds up nicely! Good luck with the Etsy shop xx

  2. Hey, I just read the interview. I loved learning so much more about you. I think crafting definitely becomes an obsession for most of us. Also, so fun to learn you are a dancer. I performed with a modern dance company for a few years.

    P.S. If you ever have that twitter crafting party, I’m there! πŸ™‚

  3. Great news! Well done. It’s always good to see people you ‘know’ in a magazine. I think that counts as fame (well a little bit, anyway!) πŸ™‚

  4. It’s brilliant you have been featured, such a nice treat after all the hard work you have put into Calireabellemakes & very well deserved. Here’s to the first two of many more to follow! Have a lovely time & a very successful day at your craft fair xx

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