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Dear Handmade Life

Dear Handmade Life is all about intimate stories and practical advice for living a creative life filled with purpose. The show’s host, Nicole Stevenson, is the co-founder of Patchwork Show: A Modern Makers Festival and Craftcation: A Business and Makers Conference. Along with expert guests, she uses decades of experience in the handmade community, owning businesses, and the highs-and-lows of living creatively to tackle bi-weekly topics that any artist can relate to.



Oct 24, 2019

Breaking through Creative Blocks with Jeanetta Gonzales. Jeanetta and I talk about what to do when you have too many (or not enough) ideas, dealing with your inner critic, getting unstuck, the importance of creative community and more.

Oct 10, 2019

Marketing strategies for creatives with Mélissa Peng. Mélissa and I chat about how her corporate background and formal education inform her work helping creative small business owners with marketing, defining your ideal customer, her path to purchase strategy and more.

Sep 26, 2019

Doing your best work with Charlie Gilkey. I talk with Charlie about accountability, discovering and finishing your best work, working around vs. working on a project, how our identity relates to our work, truly feeling worthy, rewriting the negative stories we tell ourselves, the glory of failure, priorities and so...

Sep 12, 2019

Being a multi-genre creative with Krista Suh. I talk with Krista about being a Jane of all trades, how downtime is key for creativity, tools to balance the creative process, eliminating 'should' and 'have to' from your vocabulary, generating and choosing ideas, mental health and more.