Why I Refer to My Items as “Handmade” and NOT “Homemade”

When I first saw another maker use this hashtag, I felt a little weird about it. What did she mean by “#HandmadeNotHomemade”? The two terms are basically synonyms. Something that is handmade is usually also homemade. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I will always support handmade items when I … Continue reading Why I Refer to My Items as “Handmade” and NOT “Homemade”

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Become a Consignment or Wholesale Vendor in a Week or Less

I’ve had several people reach out to me lately inquiring about my process for applying to be a consignment or wholesale vendor through local boutiques. Let me tell you, it can be a lengthy process. I was terrified to try at first. I was so worried about rejection that I let it prevent me from … Continue reading Become a Consignment or Wholesale Vendor in a Week or Less

5 Things to Do During Your Off-Season

I always have a hard time motivating myself to knit big chunky winter wears in the middle of summer. It’s hot, humid, and muggy. Literally the last thing I want to be doing is working with thick wool. I don’t want to waste my entire summer (I’m sure all my other maker friends can agree), … Continue reading 5 Things to Do During Your Off-Season

How to Manage Your Side-Hustle While Working Full-Time

Have you been considering starting a small business? Do you already have a side-hustle but are struggling to manage? Read Strings & Things' 7 tips and tricks to managing a side-hustle while working full-time!