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New Year – New Start

New Year – New Start

2020 has certainly started in a very different way to most new year’s, Mother Nature’s not letting important messages get swept under the carpet any more.   While New Year usually kicks off (for most) full of hope & excitement about what the year ahead could […]

A decade in review

A decade in review

The time of year’s fast approaching when we look back on what’s been achieved in the previous 12 mths… and what’s not. But this year’s even more special, we’re heading into a new decade, so let’s reflect on what we’ve achieved over the last 10 […]

Want to prepare your wardrobe for silly season?

Want to prepare your wardrobe for silly season?

This time of year is the busiest time of the year for all of us, with end of year school activities, celebration assemblies, openings, launches, work functions, family gatherings, weekends away, guests visiting… the list goes on… There’s one simple thing you can do to […]

Behind the Brand – Base Soaps

Behind the Brand – Base Soaps

                          At Creators Nest we’re not just about selling products, we also like to share the stories behind the products & makers. We first met Mick trading at an event in Canberra, the smell […]

Why Linen?

Why Linen?

Planning the shift from photographer to artisan & designer, back in 2007, I spent a lot of time researching the fabric I’d use for my products. It was important to me that the fabric was sustainable, but still beautiful. Already having a love for linen […]

Creative Co-Working

Creative Co-Working

Some pretty exciting changes taking place around here… just had to share them with you. Lisa from Curious by Nature Designs and  Sarah of Scavenge have both been slowly moving in.   Both have been building their brands & successfully selling their work through Creators […]

Markets for Marketing…

Markets for Marketing…

Over the last 10 years of having an Etsy store I’m often asked if it’s easy to set up? Usually followed by the statement; “Etsy works for you doesn’t it?!” …then… “Is it easy to sell through Etsy? “ The simple answer to all those questions […]

Let’s talk money… I know, it’s a topic most creatives like to avoid!

Let’s talk money… I know, it’s a topic most creatives like to avoid!

So you’ve been selling your wares quite well, but aren’t really sure your pricing’s quite right, you don’t seem to have much money left over to buy more supplies, as well as pay for your next market stall or online fees. If this is the […]

Life’s already so full… how will you fit in realising your own dreams?

Life’s already so full… how will you fit in realising your own dreams?

So you’ve managed to get your products in front of a few buyers, people are really liking what you’re making, you’re getting low on stock and now you need to work out how to fit making more  but that’s not all you need to fit […]

Not sure how to go about sharing your story?

Not sure how to go about sharing your story?

In my last post, I focused on why our story is important and how it helps connect customers to our products, in this post I’d like address how you go about sharing your story. Let’s start with social media, it’s a big part of marketing […]