1:37 PM

What I'm Reading: Grow Your Handmade Business

Kari Chapin and I have been pen pals for years. I don't really remember how it began. I constantly try to pressure almost everyone I meet into sending me things in the mail so I imagine I was the one to propose the pen pal relationship scenario. I love mail.

Kari is extremely funny and also a best selling author. Her book, The Handmade Marketplace, is considered the indie craft business bible for people starting out on their journey. I'm a little behind the times and am just getting around to reading her second book: Grow Your Handmade Business now. I bought a copy at the last Urban Craft Uprising show.

The best part about buying a book directly from the author is that you can make them uncomfortable by asking them to write crazy things in your book. It's one of my favorite things ever. 

Kari also had these cute notepads at the event and I scored one. I've been writing messages to myself on it ever since. 

What I've learned: I do nothing quickly but I would like to do a lot of things. Or rather - I would like to have a lot of things done. Not by me. Maybe by a nice fairy or something. Someone else. Someone good at stuff who is also really focused.

In conclusion, I'm reading a book. 
The end.