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Dear Handmade Life

With over 20 years of experience running creative businesses, your host, Nicole Stevenson knows the joy and the struggles of being your own boss. Join her and her guests for business insights, life lessons and the stories behind their successes and lessons of their missteps so you can work smart, get creative inspiration, live joyfully and feel connected.
 

Nicole is the CEO and Creative Director of Dear Handmade Life which produces Patchwork Show: Makers Festival and Craftcation Conference as well as a blog, online learning and this podcast.

If you’re a creative misfit or a passionate small business owner, grab a drink and take a seat because you’re exactly where you need to be!

 

 

Jun 14, 2022

What does a happy and abundant life look like? How do you know if you’re wealthy? What does it mean to be semi-retired? How can you plug the plug leaks of time, money and energy? These are some of things Nicole and life and wealth coach Alyssa Blackwell-Hammond talk about during this episode. This episode has a bit...


May 31, 2022

How can you be authentic and impactful on Instagram for your creative business without spending all your time planning content, mastering every new feature and feeling overwhelmed? KatieMac our online operations director joins Nicole for this special episode where they sit down with Instagram strategist Manu Muraro,...


May 17, 2022

Creative and entrepreneur, Margo Tantau and Nicole talk about the lifecycle of trends, forecast what’s next in design trends, how creatives can determine where to focus, when it’s time to push and when it’s time to rest, how to define what you do, what the creatives who meet their goals have in common,...


May 3, 2022

If you've ever wondered how some people seem to have this fearless authenticity online, this episode is for you. Nicole talks with business mentor Erica Reitman about how to live a life that’s true to yourself, Erica’s evolution from interior designer to coach, how creatives can uncover and embrace their uniqueness,...


Mar 29, 2022

What if instead of thinking of social media as an obligation, you thought of it as an opportunity that allowed you to connect with your ideal customer and have fun? It’s possible! In today’s episode Content Strategist & Creative Director Gabriella Layne-Avery shares the techniques, mindset and insight you need to...