by Jessika Hepburn, O Happy Day Handmade
September was a busy month for OMHG with lots of excellent, timely and well written posts on a range of topics from our superstar team of contributors. Just in case you missed anything here is a little summary of the past month:
Sara Tams of sarah + abraham started off the month with a sweet & simple cupcake topper tutorial.
Thank you April MacKinnon of Anointment Natural Skin Care for a great giveaway.
If you run your own crafty business then you need to read this post on getting your handmade business ready for the holidays from Jacqui Miyabayashi of Mee A Bee.
We hosted an interview and giveaway from Tressa, of Dress Me Up whose beautiful, organic childrens products are carried in over 70 stores!
Meg Bartholomy of olliegraphic shared a downloadable greeting card with printing instructions.
Renae from Red Parentheses wrote a wonderful article on fall home decor.
Don’t miss the all-star cast featured in Stacy Altiery of InkSpot Workshop’s Industry Expert FAQ of top questions to ask yourself before starting a home-based business.
Nicole Morell of Honeybunch contributed a candid and refreshing article about organization (or lack of it!)
Nimbus Publishing has connected with us to offer some sneak-peeks into new releases, including this stunning book from Deanne Fitzpatrick.
OMHG welcomed online magazine, Modern Handmade Child, as a monthly contributor with a short bio and crafty tutorial.
Stacy Amoo-Mensah wrote a very helpful post on limiting your color palette/designing your own color swatches.
New monthly contributor Lucy Thornton of Market My Handmade wrote her first post on 10 clever tips to getting more online visitors.
Arianne Foulks of Aeolidia gave us some insight into her successful design career in part two of our interview.
To wrap up our month guest contributor Julie Chen of Life Verse Design offered a really useful post on preparing for arts and craft shows.
October is gearing up to be even more exciting with some more new contributors, giveaways, interviews and more! We have a general monthly theme of organization/time-management for handmade business but will also be sharing handmade finds, parties and Halloween themed posts.
The other big news is that we are adding advertising to the site this week so be sure to visit us often and watch out for exciting changes. Contact us if you are interested in supporting OMHG by becoming an advertiser.
Thank you to all our wonderful contributors, guests, and of course the biggest thanks to all you readers-keep up with the comments and sending me your ideas and suggestions for posts. Together we will continue to make OMHG an incredible resource for everything handmade.
This is the most amazing assembly of women artists and entrepeneurs; yet they are so generous with their time and expertise. I have learned so much from OMHG in the past month I can’t even remember when I have actually used more information from a website in ‘real life’. Thanks so much for bringing OMHG to *my* life. <3
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