Since I began my CE marking journey making my own handmade toys I have been helping other handmade artisans to do the same and recently I have been featured in Crafts Beautiful Magazine on the subject. To find out more about my CE journey or about CE marking please take a read through my blog post here – Handmade Toys – CE Marking
Since March 2013 I have been writing a monthly diary feature for Craftseller Magazine and now also feature on their expert panel. It details a snipet of my life as a busy mum working from home around my children and family life. I have also recently begun to feature on their expert craft panel in regards to CE marking handmade toys. Take a look below to read some of my entries…
Facebook can be a very powerful social media tool if used correctly and I entered the lovely Bustle & Sew’s competition to find a new handmade business on facebook. From this I was then chosen to be featured in one of her monthly magazines.
”The UK handmade market is currently riding high as our attitudes to shopping and the products we want to buy are changing. With this change comes a new wave of manufacturers – small, local and talented. If you are a producer of handmade products, or you have a craft hobby and are thinking about taking the next step and wondering how to do it, then this book has the answers. In it you will find out: – How to turn your hobby into a small business – Where to sell your products, both on and offline – How to price your products – How to develop a unique and recognisable brand – Where to start with visual merchandising – How to use social media to market your business This book not only takes you through these points in no-nonsense plain English, but also has quirky craft activities to complete along the way. Jam-packed with top hints and tips from real-life crafty small business owners in the know, this book is essential reading for anyone looking to craft their way to success!” – Book Description from Amazon.
Joanne has also featured me over on her blog a few times. The subject of CE marking for handmade toys in particular has proved to be one of her most popular posts, click on the banner below to take a read. Since this blog post back in April 2012 I have written an updated post on my blog which you can read here Handmade Toys – CE Marking.
If you would like to feature myself or my business Odds & Soxlets in your publications, I would be more than happy to discuss this with you so please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org