Category Archives: Education

Markets and Fairs Workshop This Wednesday!

This workshop is a unique opportunity to get advice from very knowledgeable and successful handmade vendors. A rare chance to inquire into the market application process and learn how to be successful once you’ve been accepted! Don’t miss this great opportunity! New to selling at markets and fairs? Ever wonder why you weren’t accepted to [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Allie Olson of Meadow Rue

  Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? My craft business is my DIY blog, www.meadow-rue.com. I repurpose thrifted clothing, make my own patterns, and ramble about what goes on on my head. The impetus behind the blog was a need to connect with the crafting community, both locally, and online. [...]

Etsy 101 Workshop

Wondering how to get started selling online? Have you ever considered setting up an Etsy shop, but just can’t quite hit the register button? Or you have never heard of Etsy and would like to learn more? Go on a guided tour of Etsy.com with certified Etsy Educator, Crystal Hanks Childs, graduate of Etsy’s June 2012 Educator [...]

Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour With Crafts!

So, it’s getting to be that season again; House-Warming season! I guess? Do I know? I don’t know. Whatever. Basically, two different people I know had house-warming parties this weekend, which makes it a season to me! Did you know that? Two of something makes a season? Because it does. For instance, if I saw [...]

Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour with Crafts!

Kids these days. All about the computer technology. “Wow, this link is LULZ, I’m going tweetmessage it into my facespace for my one million friends to see and ROFL” ~ real kid. Whatever happened to embarrassing your friends the old fashioned way? Like, by creating postcards out of horrifying pictures and/or weird book titles and [...]

Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour with Crafts!

It’s hot as really hot things in Denver. That is a stone hot FACT. Long story short, I’m too hot to make a fancy introduction to this post. I’m too hot to do anything besides find ways to not be hot as really hot things. And since I don’t have air conditioning in my apartment, [...]

Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour with Crafts!

Well kids, it’s music festival season. Unless you don’t live in Colorado. Then it’s probably, air conditioning season! Or, intensified bum-pee season!  Or, non-seasonal depression season! I’m just kidding. I’m sure I know everywhere in the WORLD has music festivals. I’m just jealous that some people have air conditioning. I’m also aware that New York [...]

Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour With Crafts!

Here at Crafty Hour, we follow one rule, and one rule only when celebrating the Fourth of July: What Would George Washington Do. So it only seems natural to steal another culture’s tradition, make a cheap/lamer version of it, and then own it as if we came up with the idea. PINATAS: THE CHEAP AND [...]

Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour with Crafts!

Summer is finally here YES. Naturally this means we all want to sit outside and drink do a craft that has to do with drinking planting stuff, right? Right. I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to plant stuff in the spring but…we’re still going to do the craft. Because the end result is a sweet pair [...]

Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour With Crafts!

Guys, I have some bad news. Katie Kaplan is moving away from Denver. I know, I know. So many emotions right now. I’m in a glass case of emotions! Which is obviously why I haven’t written a Crafty Hour recently. I’ve been sitting on my couch eating ice cream sorting through my emotions and haven’t [...]

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