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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!



Dec 6, 2022

Nicole shares a special announcement, a thank you gift for all of you and closes out the season before our podcast goes on winter break. We'll see you all again in January 2023 for a new season.

Nov 29, 2022

Nicole chats with Instagram branding strategist Kat Coroy about how to create an authentic brand on Instagram that attracts your ideal customers, ways to create content without feeling overwhelmed, a mindset shift to help you feel more confident on social media, how to deal with negativity online and more.

Nov 15, 2022

What does a visionary relationship with your finances look like? Nicole talks with Jessie Susannah Karnatz aka the Money Witch about healing your relationship with money, creating change in your financial life, how to determine who your big financial goal is, the real reasons behind your money issues and more.

Nov 1, 2022

How are radical authenticity and self-acceptance drivers in the growth of creativity and business? Healer, Licensed Therapist, Ritualist, Yoga Instructor Shirley Johnson joins Nicole for a conversation about how if you’re not growing and moving towards being your true self, you won’t be able to build a...

Oct 18, 2022

What sets doers apart from dreamers? How do you know if you should take the leap and turn your artistic passion into a business? Ilana Griffo & Katie Johnson, artists, published authors and co-owners behind Goodtype join Nicole for a conversation all about what it takes to make a living from your art. They talk...