Updated 9/12/08: Katrin, Commenter #65, is the winner. Thank you to everyone for playing along!
Addendum to yesterday’s post:
- I didn’t take pictures of the boxes, magazines, and textile piles lining the hallway from Leil’s room to mine.
- The closet door opens in otherwise I’d close it
- I failed to post about the 8 bags of fabric and books I took over to Linda Johnston’s home 3 weeks ago to donate to the Clothing & Textile Advisors sale scheduled for this Friday, September 12 (I’m verifying the details and then I’ll let you know the exact time and location).
- I’d prefer not to discuss the inactive plastic tubs lurking in the garage.
Then there are the duplicate books and the contest books I’ve been meaning to pass along.
First up is Craft Inc. I won this on Whip Up after commenting on a post reviewing the book. I read it cover to cover. Meg Mateo Ilasco touches on EVERY relevant topic related to running a craft business. No stone is unturned. The level of detail is impressive. Business books often have a way of trying to be so broad that they end up being devoid of any nitty gritty details, this books is chock full.
Meg’s interviews with real life artists/business owners steal the show. You’ll recognize familiar names like Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, and Jonathan Adler. Each share enlightening advice as well as glimpses into their early start-up days.
To enter the drawing leave a comment sharing some of your own craft business wisdom or if you’re in start-up mode leave a question that you’d like me to discuss in future posts. I’ll pick a random winner this Friday.
I also came across this CraftSanity Interview with Meg. And as another side note, the lowest priced used copy of this book on Amazon is currently $129.94. What’s up with that? I think it’s cool. Good luck.
* updated to add: the fabric behind the book is Tip-Top Buses