Friday, March 26, 2010

Kraftbomb this weekend!

If you're at a loose end this weekend, hoping to fill your days with something crafty, come along to Kraftbomb! It's an awesome market that's always a lot of fun with many of Auckland's top crafters selling their wares. Kylie (Skipapple) and myself (Bam Bam Creative) will be there, along with a host of others such as Miss Ellie May, Mermaids Purse, Ran With Scissors, Ruby In The Dust, Cheeky Pinchy and Trixie Delicious... just to name a few off the top of my head!

from 11am until 2pm,
Grey Lynn Community Centre
Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Jess xx

Sunday, March 21, 2010

First evening, already over!

Thought that we should give you a little run-down for those that didn't make it along — what an awesome evening! We had a full house full of people eager to pick up some tips from our lovely guest speakers — Esther from and Elliot from

Elliot had the technical side of on-line marketing covered and reminded us to have small, daily goals to not get overwhelmed. He mentioned some great websites to help us out and of course reminded us that even though social networking (blogging, twitter, facebook etc.) is free to use — it costs us in time, and time is still a valuable resource that needs to be paid for in some way or another.

Esther had some great insights into stores and blogs that she likes and why, and made the excellent point that as crafters — we're not just marketing or selling our products, but we're selling ourselves too! We are part of the product so it can be fun to have a persona or character behind you.

The other top-tip I picked up from the night was: Don't be afraid to drop something if it doesn't work. If it's not working, it's just not working. Stop putting time into that product/image, move on and starting again can often be the best solution.

We took some photo's on the night so will post them soon too!

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Keep tuned for our next evening — Book-keeping! New poster up soon....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Registrations Open and Filling Fast!

You may have noticed that registrations for our first evening opened on Monday. If you didn't you had better get along to the website to register before you miss out. Spots are limited and they are going very quickly!
It's set to be a fabulous evening with our wonderful guest speakers Esther from and Elliot from talking to us about their experiences and what they have learnt about Online Marketing.
There will be an opportunity to ask them some questions, and to take notes that could help you in your own business.

Plus the extra exciting part... yummy tea and cake to enjoy whilst getting to have a chit chat with fellow crafters. What better way to exchange ideas, talk business and craft and have a nice social night out!

So head along to the website to register now!

K & J