Quilts & Afghans

As I said a couple of weeks ago, I’m a bit obsessed with the idea of quilts right now. I’ve found a lot that I want to make, but I really lack the skills to make them right now. Even though I know I will never make them all, I’ve really enjoyed pinning all of my favorite quilts to Pinterest.

Once I realized that I would never be able to finish half of the quilts I’d pinned I started looking into afghans that look like quilts, but that I could crochet! I’ve found some great photo’s online and can’t wait to make my first one! (I am working on a very simple quilt right now and will hopefully be sharing the details soon!)

First we have a quilt I’ve been loving on:

After loving this quilt for a couple of weeks I stumbled across this triangle pillow pattern! It could so easily be made into a quilt!

I love Hexagons, and thought this quilt was beautiful!

And then I found this pattern from Attic24 on Ravelry:

You could change up the colors and do pretty much anything, but I love the colors she has going too!

Like everyone else right now, I’m a total sucker for Chevron, and I LOVE this quilt!

But then I saw this afghan and now I don’t know which I like more!

And finally, Herringbone. I love it. It’s classic and beautiful at the same time. When I saw this quilt design I knew I needed one!

And while I think I do have the skills to make this one, I was really excited when Tara from Mamachee came out with her crochet Herringbone Blanket pattern! Turns out she was inspired by the same quilt I was!

So now to decide which of the 4 to work on first…or maybe I should finish at least one of the two blankets I have in progress now…

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Small Business Spotlight: Posh Pooch Designs

Today I’ve got an interview someone who has carved a very unique niche in the crochet pattern market, dog clothes! So let’s get started with Sara from Posh Pooch Designs!

Tell us a little bit about yourself :

 I am a 50 year old grandma who loves my grandkids, yarn, crochet and designing. I love the beauty of the rows of yarn in the craft stores. Oh, and I love my Chihuahuas too! They are the inspiration for my Small Business.

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What is your business exactly? 

My business, Posh Pooch Designs,  started when I adopted 2 Chihuahuas, Maximo and Rosie Bell. Chis are always cold, even in the summer, so I started designing them cute little sweaters, hats and more.  People and friends would see my dog’s clothes and would ask me to make them for their dogs,  or ask for the crochet patterns.  So I began selling first from my Facebook page then on to Artfire, Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy.  I sell my actual items as well as my crochet patterns. I have been doing this for about 3 and 1/2 years now and I am actually starting to make a profit.  I love what I do, and I am so happy to get to do it. What started as a hobby has turned into a fun business!

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What is a typical day in the life of a Dog Clothes Designer?

Well it starts early, I feed the dogs first, then computer time, answering emails, emailing patterns, and printing invoices. Then I head to the gym for water aerobics. Most of the actual items are worked on in the afternoons. If I am in “designing mode” that is usually done in the afternoons as well.

I usually yarn shop a few times a week, whether I need it or not!  Crochet and designing and my business is going all through the day, so I would say I devote about 10 to 12 hours a day to it. I have more business in the fall through January, but I really keep busy year around.

I have a craft room where I work, as well as a business office ( at the desk in my dining room ) where I do my computer time. I also work out on my back deck when its sunny outside.

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 What is your favorite thing about running your own business?

 The best thing about my business is I get to work at home, I am my own boss! And I get to do what I love! Also, I have really enjoyed getting to know lots of other crocheters and crafters.

What is the hardest thing for you in running your business?

 The hardest thing is deciding which design or pattern to work on. My head is so full of designs and ideas and not enough time to work them all out.

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What surprised you the most when you started your business?

 I was surprised that so many people liked my dog designs. I mean, I love them, but when others love them, it just makes you feel like what you are doing is worth it.

What advice would you give to other business owners out there?

 It takes hard work, and takes time to really start making money. Be willing to put yourself out there and take some chances.

You may be hurt or taken advantage of, but if you want your dream, this will happen. Hang in there and don’t give up.

Another thing, is to be original. There are a lot of copy cats. Try to find your niche and stick with it.

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If you could choose anyone as your mentor, who would you choose? 

 I don’t really have a mentor, but my family has been my biggest cheerleaders. Encouraging and helping me along the way.

My daughter also has a Crochet business, Calleigh’s Clips and Crochet Creations making photo  props. She helps with a lot of the computer issues.

My dogs, Maximo and Rosie are my inspiration. They love to model. Every time I get out the camera they are ready to model. of course the are paid in dog cookies.

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What do you do when you’re NOT working?

 When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family. and attending our local church.

You can find Posh Pooch Designs on her WebsiteBlog, Facebook, Etsy & Artfire

I’d like to thank Sara for being willing to talk to me today and share her business with us!

Do you know a business I should consider interviewing for an upcoming Small Business Spotlight? Leave a comment or email me with a link to their information and let me know! Wish I would have asked a different question? I will be changing up some of the questions in the future, so if you have something in particular you would like to know be sure to let me know! 

Thanks everyone, Happy Tuesday!

Ask Me Anything – What’s your best selling pattern?

This is a good question, but it’s a bit hard to answer for sure.

Ravelry & Craftsy let me know how many times each of my PDF’s has been purchased, but Etsy does not.

My Top 5 Selling Patterns on Ravelry are:

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The only different between Ravelry & Craftsy are the Monkey Hat and Hooded Scarf patterns are my #1 and #2 sellers on Craftsy, but don’t even make the top 5 on Ravelry!

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I haven’t been able to figure out what makes some patterns more popular on different sites, especially since the same pictures are used, but I guess that’s just how it is!

Any Me Anything will be back next Friday, so if you have something you’d like to know leave a comment!

Small Business Spotlight: Keep Calm & Crochet On UK

Today I’ve got a great spotlight on Heather, the creative genius behind Keep Calm and Crochet On UK.

Tell us a bit about yourself:

 I’m a happily married, full time working mum with a toddler and a dog. With a hectic lifestyle the one thing that keeps me calm and sane is crocheting.

Tell us a bit about your business:

I started my business page on Facebook in April 2012 but didn’t really start the business going properly until 6th June 2012. I am certain of the date as that’s the day I finished my degree (after 6 years!).  Now that the studying was over I had the time to concentrate on putting my efforts into something new.  A year on and I have 4000 fans on Facebook!  I am working hard designing original crochet patterns whilst working on custom orders. The patterns I design are varied but I specialize in blankets and individual afghan square patterns.

 I re-caught the crochet bug when I was pregnant with my daughter who was born in 2011. I was overwhelmed by an urge to make something so I started with a filet crochet bunny blanket (that unfortunately was lost at some point).  My Nana and Mum had taught me the basic’s when I was young so I quickly fell back into a crochet rhythm and once the blanket was finished I was well and truly re-hooked on crochet!

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What is a typical day in you life like? 

Typical day for me starts at 6 am when my two year old daughter shouts down the baby monitor to wake me and my husband up.  I’m at work for 7 am for 9.5 hours (as I work a condensed week) so it’s a quick turnaround in a morning.  When I come home after picking up my daughter from nursery I make our tea, do a bit of house work before putting her to bed around 7 pm – it’s then when I get my time to crochet!  I can usually get in 2-3 hours each evening whether that be working on a pattern or making something up.  I usually get more time to crochet at the weekend (which starts for me on Friday) if we don’t have anything planned and will often crochet on and off throughout the whole of Friday, Saturday and Sunday – I think I crochet fairly quickly which helps.

It is hard to fit in everything that you want to do but for me the time spent working on designs or actually crocheting is my down time.  One of the best things about having this sort of business is that I can do it at home whilst spending time with my family.

 The busiest times for me are definitely Christmas as I also like to make gifts for my family – this year I plan to start in September!  I think more and more people want to buy something special, unique and handmade these days so this year I will be working on some stock for some ready to ship items rather than try to make everything to order in December.

I usually crochet in my living room in a comfy chair surrounded by cushions and yarn.  I have been known to crochet anywhere though even the motorway (whilst my husband drives).  Since I started my business I feel antsy if I am sitting without a crochet hook in my hand these days.

What is your favorite thing about running your own business?

 I love the challenge and creativity that is involved in creating something new out of crochet.  I love trying to put it down on paper in a way that others will understand.  For others to understand the vision that I had and be able to make it to – well I get a real kick out of it!

 I would say that I mainly make baby blankets (though I do make other things) and I love the idea that something I have made is going to be used to wrap up a baby or child either for bed or for their pushchair or just for them to snuggle.

 Also as someone who eats, sleeps and dreams crochet I love all the interaction I get on Facebook with other like-minded crafty people.

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 What is the hardest thing for you in running your business?

 The hardest thing for me is that there is never ever EVER enough time in the day to do everything I want to do as well as the things I have to do.  It’s hard going at times trying to run a business, work a full time job, be a mother and a wife but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

What surprised you the most when you started your business?

 Strangely I was surprised that people seemed to like what I was doing, wanted to interact with me and to actually buy my patterns and what I had made.  It has certainly given me a confidence boost knowing that people actually do want to do all those things.

 What advice would you give to other business owners out there?

 Perseverance is key I would say, just keep on going and you will get there eventually.  It took time for me to build up my business and I am still building it now.  It’s important to remember that everyone starts at the bottom and works their way up but you have to be prepared to put in time and effort in.

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If you could choose anyone as your mentor, who would you choose?

 I’m blessed that my mentor is also my mum; she is more experienced and knowledgeable about crochet than me and is always there to guide me when I need help to figure something out or just to gauge an opinion about something.  There are times now though where I am showing her new tricks and techniques which is such fun for both of us.

 I would say I get my inspiration from everywhere, I often see things and think; would that work crocheted? Or I want something specific that I can’t find so play around with some yarn until it develops into what I want. Or I see some colours and I think I want to make something that colour.  Or I see some yarn and think I’ve just got to make something out of that.

 There are also hundreds of other talented craft and crochet people out there on Facebook , Ravelry, Craftsy and Pinterest that inspire me as well.

 What do you do when you’re NOT working?

 When I am not at my full time job or crocheting I like to read.  Although my degree was in English Literature I think you can’t beat a good crime thriller; Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen and Val McDermid are my kind of reads.

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If you won the lottery today what is the first thing you would do?

 Quit my day job!  Then with my family go travelling and spend the time carefully plotting how I can take over the world one crochet goody at a time!

What did you want to be when you were little and do you think you ever will be?

 I wanted to be a teacher, it’s something I might still pursue in the future but when my daughter is older.

 What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

 I have a great memory for things that happened awhile ago but my short term memory sucks – I often walk into a room and forget what I was doing!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

 If I could take my family and friends with me it would be Italy as my husband and I love it there. But I couldn’t just emigrate I would miss everyone too much.

You can find Keep Calm and Crochet On UK on Facebook, Pinterest, Craftsy and Ravelry

Thank you Heather for sharing your insight! It’s been great learning so much about all the crocheters out there!

Do you know a business I should consider interviewing for an upcoming Small Business Spotlight? Leave a comment or email me with a link to their information and let me know! Wish I would have asked a different question? I will be changing up some of the questions in the future, so if you have something in particular you would like to know be sure to let me know! 

Thanks Everyone! Happy Tuesday!

Memorial Day Sale!

Rather than an Ask Me Anything question this week I wanted to make sure you know about a sale I’m having!!

Starting today you can use coupon code Summer in my Ravelry or Etsy pattern shops and you will get your entire pattern purchase!

This sale will run the entire Memorial Day Weekend, so just get your order in before Monday evening!!

Any Me Anything will resume next Friday, so if you have something you’d like to know leave a comment!

Such a proud day!

I don’t normally talk about my personal life, but today I can’t help it.

Right now Hubs is at school teaching his last class of the year! I am SO proud of him for getting through his first full year of teaching.

It has been stressful and very hard at times, but he has kept a good attitude and hasn’t cried once 🙂

I have a whole new respect for teachers after this year, from the things that they put up with from their students and there parents, to the incredible hours that they spend working on lesson plans, grading papers, and doing whatever they need to to help their students succeed.

None of this has anything to do with me or crocheting, but I couldn’t help bragging about him a little bit!

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

Small Business Spotlight: KT and the Squid

Today I’m excited to share this interview from Katy of KT and the Squid! She’s a fellow crocheter and she sounds kind of awesome! Enjoy…

My name is Katy! My life centers around my 2 wonderful children (Noah and Hannah), my marvelous husband (Ed) and my business (KT and the Squid).

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Tell us a bit about your business. What do you do? What got you started? 

KT and the Squid was born in November of 2009. You could almost say it was by accident. At the time, I was the manager at a gym for kids. When I was told the gym was closing I had no idea what I was going to do. I was pretty familiar with Etsy so I decided to try it out. I actually started trying to sell some sewn burp cloths, dresses and bibs. One day I added a cute little hat I made up. It sold pretty quickly and I had people asking for more! After a year or so I realized I had something here and started treating it more like business and less like a hobby.

My specialty is custom made crochet hats for kids and babies but I also knit and make other items. Most of the finished items I sell are my original designs and after receiving numerous requests for my patterns I decided to start selling them as well in November of 2012. I discovered I really LOVE writing patterns and see my business moving more in that direction. While I love making items to sell, I love seeing others selling items made from my patterns as well!

Where did your business name come from?

I am “KT” and my 4 year old daughter is the “Squid.” Why Squid? When she was born my husband looked at her (picture a brand new newborn baby) and said she looked like a squid. The name just stuck with her so it had to be part of my business name.

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What is a typical day in your life? 

I am by no means an expert managing my life as a small business owner, wife and mother but I get better at it every day. I try to stay as organized as I can. Without my planner I would be lost! There, I keep track of exactly what needs to be done each day.

Typically, I spend most of the day with my kids like most moms. Whenever I get a chance I answer emails, work on items, get items ready for shipping (my husband does the Post Office runs!)…but I try to do as much as I can when they are napping or in bed for the night.

It’s hard to say how many hours a day I spend on work because I’m doing it off and on all day long. I probably spend 4-5 hours actually making items for orders but I also spend a lot of time on the computer throughout the day. I feel like I’m always working! I know a lot of people that do what I do stay up late at night working but you’ll find me in bed by 11 pm every night.

Late summer to mid-winter is usually the busiest time of year. I might have more emails to answer during the busy times but because I only allow myself to make a certain amount of items each day it’s all pretty much all the same to me. Plus, I keep just as busy creating new things during the off-season as well.

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What is your favorite thing about running your own business?

I really love the freedom! I get to pick my hours which means more time to spend with my family. If we want to go on vacation it’s pretty easy for me to pack up the supplies I need and go.

I also love hearing from customers. I put love into every item and pattern I make so it means a lot to me when I know others like my work. Even if someone just comments on a picture on Facebook the simplest compliment make my day!

What is the hardest thing for you in running your business?

 Because I work from home it’s hard to just STOP. I also tend to get lost in all the numbers. All I want to do is create! I don’t want to have to calculate profit margin or figure out fees! I’m very lucky that my husband does an amazing job with our accounting and I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.

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What advice would you give to other business owners out there?

            If you want this to be your business treat it as such and do your research. Don’t sell yourself short. Literally! In the business of crochet/handmade I see people barely charging enough to cover their costs. For a lot of people it might be a confidence thing (I know it was for me!) but know you’re worth it.  Don’t just charge for materials! If something took you an hour to make think about how much you think your hour is worth and add that to your materials, fees, etc. Even if you’re making something for a friend treat them like you would any customer. Heck, I make my own mom buy things through my Etsy shop!

Where do you get your inspiration?

            My inspiration could come from anywhere! The other day I had a bunch of scrap yarn from some orders I had just finished sitting balled up together and suddenly got inspired by the colors that were there. I have some newborn props that are based off real items like my doctor set and cop and robber set. Lately, I’ve been looking up vintage patterns and looking for ways to update them and make them more current.

When I’m working on new items I usually sit with some yarn and keep playing with it until I get something I’m happy with. Sometimes I have a shape in my mind or I might be playing with a new stitch. It’s not uncommon that I end with something completely different than what I originally start with.

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What do you do when you’re NOT working?

I answer a million questions a day from a 2 and 4 year old! I also like cooking and crocheting (yes, you read that right) for myself or loved ones.

If you won the lottery today what is the first thing you would do?
Easy, I would buy a house with a wing just for yarn!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

I have a serious fear of aquariums.

A BIG thanks to Katy for letting me interrogate her this week! You can find her on Facebook and Etsy

Do you know a business I should consider interviewing for an upcoming Small Business Spotlight? Leave a comment or email me with a link to their information and let me know! Wish I would have asked a different question? I will be changing up some of the questions in the future, so if you have something in particular you would like to know be sure to let me know! 

Ask me Anything – How Long Have You Been Crocheting?

“How Long Have You Been Crocheting?”

This is not me, but she sure it cute! Click on the picture and you'll find out how her mom taught her to crochet!

This is not me, but she sure is cute!

This is a hard question to answer, as I’m honestly not sure!

Some of my earliest memories are being at my Grandma’s house and playing with her Mile-A-Minute strips. She had a basket full of un-joined strips that she would let all the grand-kids play with and we loved to take turns tying each other to chairs with them. I also remember her and my mom teaching me how to make a chain with my fingers. My cousin and I would make long chains just because it was so fun. We thought we were awesome!

My mom was an amazing cross-stitcher when I was young. She would make the pieces that are photographed for pattern books, and I remember her teaching me to cross stitch. Though I always loved the finished products  I didn’t have a lot of patience for it, and I hated pricking myself with the needle constantly.

At some point my mom taught me to crochet. I’m not sure when exactly, but I know that when I was in the 7th grade I made a waffle-stitch blanket, and in 9th I made an afghan in my high school colors (blue and orange) for my best friend.

And that as it. I don’t remember crocheting anything but those 2 blankets until I was 19. There might have been more projects, but I have a terrible memory and don’t remember any of them.

One day during my freshman year of college I was at Walmart and I wandered into the yarn department. A skein of yarn caught my eye and suddenly I was fantasizing about what I could do with it. I ran to the front of the store, grabbed a cart, and 10 minutes later I was heading to my car with 15 skeins of yarn in my cart! My roommates all teased me, but I spent the 2nd semester of college making an afghan for myself. I remember being surprised that I was able to just pick up a hook and crochet without much trouble.

My sophomore year I crocheted a bit. A neighbor boy would come over to my apartment on Sunday’s afternoon and we would crochet together while our roommates made fun of us.

The summer after my Junior year started with a horrible break-up (with the boy I eventually married!). I didn’t want to leave my apartment at all, so I spent a couple of months inside just sewing. Eventually I had a bunch of stuff and nothing to do with it, so I got a booth at the local farmers market and sold some things there.

6 months after the end of the farmers market,  break-up boy and I decided to brave the long-distance relationship and get back together, and 6 months after that we got married. We didn’t have much money, or any job prospects, so the next summer I decided to try and make some money selling at the farmers market again, and Sweet Kiwi Crochet was born!

How did you learn to crochet?

Design Wars!

I am really excited to be sponsoring Design Wars 3 this week! The newsletter came out today, you can find it HERE.  This issue has all the designers final products, so be sure to check out the big reveal!

My awesome friend designed my ad for the newsletter for me, and I’m a bit in love with it!

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What did you think about this quarters Design Wars final products!? Be sure to vote and check back for the winners!

Small Business Spotlight: DearOne Photography

Today I’ve got a great spotlight for you from Stephanie Hillyard, the creative mind behind DearOne Photography in Ontario!

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I have more photos of other people than I do of myself (a true make of a photographer, I’ve been told).

I have two stomachs – one for food and one for dessert.

It is doubtful that I’ve ever been told to eat my veggies. Everything else on my plate, perhaps, but not the plant stuff.

I have a BA in English, as well as a Journalism diploma. I also studied music while at Uni.

I’m a country girl at heart (I grew up on a farm), but fell in love with New York the minute I touched down.

My husband Dave and I have been married almost four years. We don’t have any children yet, but are anxiously awaiting our turn!

Once Upon a Time is my guilty pleasure. When it’s on, no one talks to me.

We have four nephews and two nieces, all on Dave’s side on the family.

I am a huge animal persons – Dave and I even had a chameleon once!

My husband is a chef (yes, a fantastic one!!).

I love kid jokes…. What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator!!

I would rather not eat than not have a camera.

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Tell us a bit about your business. What do you do? What got you started?

I’m the owner/ main photographer for DearOne Photography. We’re based out of Northern Ontario we keep moving and we travel all over for weddings and events (and sometimes newborn and family sessions!) that we don’t really have much of a home base anymore.

I’ve always been ‘taking photos’ but moved up in the world when a friend of a friend asked if I shot weddings. I told her I honestly didn’t know if I did, but if she was willing to give me a shot I’d try it out. Before I knew it I had four booked my first year. We’re currently in our second (almost in our second, I really don’t know when our official anniversary is- maybe I should just pick a date!) and have five weddings this summer lined up. My chef husband (when available) acts as my second shooter (and driver and caddy and moral support and business advice) while we both try to balance running a small business and working full-time jobs. It can get pretty intense sometimes.

Each day is completely different (as cliché as that is). Right now I’m balancing time between DearOne Photography, waitressing, working on some business/ marketing/secretary work for my parents (they’ve owned and operated a farm, abattoir, butcher shop and store for the last 18 years or so) and have just been hired on as an assistant videographer for a company working on a documentary about family farms.

 Typically I start my day with breakfast and my Bible, then jump into emails. After that it could be any combination of editing photos, marketing (which includes promotion, products, networking….), research or any of the other jobs above. It’s nice to have a constant change of scenery, but also like that I usually know what’s coming. I’d love to say I have a 9-5 job, but I totally don’t. If I can’t sleep (which happens way too often) I’ll stay up editing or doing research until my eyes get heavy enough. I take odd breaks during the day (sometimes to go do one of those other jobs!) but I’ll sometimes be sitting on the computer literally for hours.

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Where do you work? 

I would love one day to have a studio space. I’m a natural light photographer, so while it’d be great to have a studio for newborn sessions, it would have to have HUGE windows. Right now I work in my bedroom, at the kitchen table, in the living room, and sometimes in other people’s houses- kind of wherever I am. I do have plans for a studio after Dave and I buy a house [we’re waiting until after we get back from overseas,we are planning on heading overseas in the fall to teach English (me) and cook (him)], and thankfully Dave’s all for it (possibly because it’ll keep my photo gear and business stuff somewhat contained!)

What is your favorite thing about running your own business?

 The freedom and the creativity. I love being able to make decisions by myself. If I want to give a friend a free mini-session for their baby shower, I can. If I decide I don’t have enough traffic and I need to change something about my business model, I can. Plus, owning your own business runs in my family!

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What is the hardest thing for you in running your business?

Probably having to make all the tough decisions myself and not being able to blame someone or something else. It sounds odd, but when you have an employer you can totally say ‘it’s company policy’ and not feel bad about it, but when you make the rules you have to be able to defend and stand by them!

What advice would you give to other business owners out there?

 The age-old standard ‘Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life’ is totally true. But you HAVE to work at it. Most photographers only spend 20% of their time behind their cameras and the other 80% editing or marketing or doing other business related stuff. Sometimes it gets hard. Sometimes you totally want to give up and throw it away and never look at it again. But remember why you started it in the first place, and what it is about your business that you love. And make sure to take breaks! Take a day where you aren’t allowed to do anything work related. Or take and afternoon where you can only do one business related thing. It works wonders, trust me, to just relax and not worry for a few minutes.

If your business revolves around some kind of craft, the only way to improve to get out there and practice. And whatever it is you do, you do because you love it. But you’re a business owner, so give yourself the opportunity to fall in love with the business side of things as well!! I never knew I enjoyed certain parts of running a business until I got into the thick of it!

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What do you do when you’re NOT working?

Read everything. A little Lucy Maud, a little Suzanne Collins, a little Ray Bradbury. My parents gave me a Kindle for Christmas a couple years ago and it is filled with all sorts of classics and poetry and even my Bible. I pretty much never leave home without it.

As I type this I’m having a movie marathon with my sister. We’re re-watching the Harry Potter series, but we often find ourselves with the Disney movies we watched as kids or something we found in the discount bin.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

 Apparently the restricted section of the library (like I said, watching Harry Potter!). But I’d love to be invisible during weddings- I could stand right in front of the bride and groom and not be in the way!

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What did you want to be when you were little and do you think you ever will be? 

A teacher. I almost went to teacher’s college, but God changed my mind and I ended up studying Journalism instead. Last year I took my TESOL course and am now planning on heading overseas to teach!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

 Even though all our family members are blood related, one day my husband and I hope to adopt! I babysat a little girl from Haiti when I was in Uni, and adopted touched my life so much that I can’t imagine it not being part of my life.

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Thanks for taking to us Stephanie, especially for your awesome business advice!

Do you know a business I should consider interviewing for an upcoming Small Business Spotlight? Leave a comment or email me with a link to their information and let me know! Wish I would have asked a different question? I will be changing up some of the questions in the future, so if you have something in particular you would like to know be sure to let me know! 

Thanks Everyone! Happy Tuesday!