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Over the last few weeks Fiona Pullen, well-known author of several books, The Sewing Directory website and an all-round nice person, has been explaining how to set up a successful creative business.   Abigail has also reviewed the book that goes with the series for you too. Fiona has kindly donated two copies of her book…
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Over the last three weeks Fiona Pullen, well-known author of several books, The Sewing Directory website and an all round nice person, has been explaining how to set up a successful creative business.  In this final blog of this series, she explores what could be the most important aspect of any business .. the marketing.  In…

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Fiona Pullen, author, crafter, founder of The Sewing Directory and all round nice person,  is explaining the elements you need to think about when setting up a creative business.    In Part 2 of this four part series she is looking at the importance of getting the pricing right.   In her own words: Following on…

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Over the next four weeks Fiona Pullen, author, crafter, founder of The Sewing Directory and all round nice person, will be treating us to her knowledge and advice on how to start your own business.    In her own words: Do you dream of turning your love of quilting into an income? Do you want…

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The sun keeps shining (hopefully it’ll stay that way!), flowers blooming, birds tweeting away. The summer is arriving at long last we think. Longer lighter evenings give us much more time to sew, and you can even do it on the go whilst you’re on your summer holidays with some English Paper Piecing. If astronaut…

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Fiona Pullen, from the Sewing Directory, has been busy and gathered a collection of Easter Patterns for us all. .  From Eggs to Mini Quilts, bunnies and bags, whether you want to have your own egg hunt, or just like making things there are lots of things to enjoy here. All the projects linked to…

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This is the third part of Fiona’s Pullen’s series around how to run a successful crafting business.   Previously she explored setting up the business and pricing your products.  Once you have decided on what you want to make and how much you should be setting your prices at,  you need to think sensibly about the…