Author: Susan
My family has lived in Montana for over a hundred years. I have lived and worked in Montana my entire life. I have raised two beautiful daughters and now enjoy my disability by spending time with my family, stringing beads, learning new needlework skills like arm knitting, knitting, and practicing crafting skills I have been doing as long as I can remember. The skill I really want to indulge in is writing, but until I have practiced some more enjoy the post on my ecommerce site: craftingmontana.com. The pictures are crude because I am not a photographer, the items are simple because I wanted to make things that people could afford. How many birthday parties a year does your child under ten attend? As my skills improve and evolve so will the types of items I can sell online. Currently I am working on a cottage food permit and those sells can only be done face to face. Follow me where ever you find me and help me to evolve into a better craftsman.

Why Price Your Hand Made Craft Items As You Do

I know that my pricing model looks a little off, well that is because I am a little off.  I want to make money from my craft, but I feel that it is more important that someone who wants to

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Where Did Polymer Clay Come From

Polymer clay was first created in the late 1930s by a German dollmaker, Fifi Rehbinder.  She sold the formula in 1964 to Eberhard Faber who tweaked it and renamed it from Fifi Mosaik to the Fimo brand and sold it to

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It’s A Free Pattern, What Do You Mean I Can’t Sell The Item?

That cool little shrug pattern you downloaded three months ago sure sold hot at the Farmer’s Market this winter.  You got the pattern from some where of the world wide web for free.  You slaved long and hard over those

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Tis The Night Before Christmas Eve Day, Oh Boy

I last posted in October that it was a tough year for me in 2015. It is my hope that 2016, is fresh, new, exciting, and full of great positive surprises for all who are reading this posting and for

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Its Been Different This Year

2015, has been a very trying year for me. So much has happened. I moved from North Central Montana to Southwest Montana, my Mom died, and so did a friend of mine. This was the first time that I can

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Video Introduction to Beading Needles

http:// Video:All About Beading Needles Beading needles come in all varieties of sizes, sharpness, and width. Learn all about the different types of beading needles and which work best for certain projects in this beading video from About.com.

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