114 episodes

Dear Handmade Life features intimate stories and practical advice to build a life and business filled with intention, purpose and creativity. The host, Nicole Stevenson is the CEO and Creative Director of Dear Handmade Life which produces Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival and Craftcation Conference. Along with expert guests, Nicole uses decades of experience as a maker and business owner to tackle bi-weekly topics and share the highs-and-lows of art and entrepreneurship.

Dear Handmade Life Dear Handmade Life

    • Design
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Dear Handmade Life features intimate stories and practical advice to build a life and business filled with intention, purpose and creativity. The host, Nicole Stevenson is the CEO and Creative Director of Dear Handmade Life which produces Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival and Craftcation Conference. Along with expert guests, Nicole uses decades of experience as a maker and business owner to tackle bi-weekly topics and share the highs-and-lows of art and entrepreneurship.

    109: Podcast Staycation

    109: Podcast Staycation

    We’re taking a break from the podcast for a bit to do some behind the scenes work here at Dear Handmade Life as well as get some quality time in with family including our new baby Luca! Check out our archives for over 100 episodes and we’ll see you soon!

    • 38 sec
    Time Management

    Time Management

    Time management with writer, artist and art book editor Bridget Watson Payne. We talk about how to find hidden pockets of time, time management from a cultural perspective, aligning your to-do list with your values and ethics, techniques to tackle your inbox, priorities, her book How Time is On Your Side and more.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Embracing Balance not Busyness

    Embracing Balance not Busyness

    This week on the Dear Handmade Life podcast I’m chatting about Embracing Balance not Busyness with Ciji Tatum Townsend. We talk about our personal histories with familial busyness, how to discover break down your balance barriers, how to begin to unbusy your life, making time for wellness and more. 

    • 56 min
    Instagram Insights

    Instagram Insights

    Instagram insights with illustrator Becky Helms of The Pink Samurai. Becky and I chat about dealing with social media overwhelm, creating content for Instagram, batching your work, growing your following organically, the importance of determining your Instagram goals and more.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Parenting and Creative Business

    Parenting and Creative Business

    Parenting and Creative Business with self-taught oil painter Erika Lee Sears. Erika and I chat about trying to be a good parent instead of a perfect one, what her schedule looks like (aka how she squeezes everything in), her daily art practice, the benefits of making time to fill yourself up and more.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Transitions in Life & Business

    Transitions in Life & Business

    Life and Business Transitions with design and photography educator Chaitra Radhakrishna. Chaitra and I talk about her big leaps and transitions including moving from India to the United States, leaving a corporate job to start her own business and becoming a mother as well as how to prepare for big leaps and how to cope during transitions.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Anika_Lacerte ,

Good variety of topics for small businesses

I enjoy the variety of topics about creative businesses.

ConniePike ,

So informative

I am a potter...love listening to your podcasts...I am learning so much about social media...it is overwhelming How would I search on pinterest the best pottery..I will try

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