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Wordless Works In Progress: winding yarn

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Two and a half minutes of yarn winding. You're welcome. ;-) These posts are inspired by  This Is Handmade ("if you can’t sit through five minutes of mind-numbingly boring ass handwork, then you don’t get to whine about how much it costs").

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Sunday Showcase: Mugs

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I'm not sure if I like to make mugs because I also collect mugs, or if I collect mugs as a side effect from making so many mugs.....! But really, one of my favorite things to make (and one of my favorite things to buy, especially if I'm travelling and happen across a small studio or craft/farmer's market) are mugs. Mugs, mugs, mugs! My love of mugs means that I have a very large mug section in my shop - truth be told it might be larger than it needs to be because some of these lovelies have not been...

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This Week in HaldeCraft

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In case you missed these as I was listing them, here's a selection of what's new or restocked this week at HaldeCraft! More info, including descriptions and pricing, is available here. Thanks, y'all!

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Giving back/paying it forward

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I've never had the kind of money set aside where I could do random large donations to charities or non-profits that represent something I believe in, so to offset that lack I've always tried to be generous with my time. I've volunteered at many organizations here and there throughout the years. Since starting HaldeCraft, though, while having my eye on a couple of different agencies I'd like to be volunteering my time with, regretfully I don't have the time. But I do know of a non-profit group here in town that takes donations, and some of the things on their...

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Wednesday Wisdom: It's OK to say no

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When it comes to doing something for your small one-person-run business, it's hard to say "no." When it's something that can get you exposure, get your name out, make people aware of you, and maybe even make a profit? It's hard to say no. But when it's something that keeps you up at night, keeps you restless, wakes you up early in the morning with worry, with stress? When it's something you don't feel the love for, don't feel positive about, don't feel you can do a good job with? It's OK to say no. I get it - it's...

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