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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

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    • 4.8, 137 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.

    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
    Radical Self Acceptance & Online Authenticity

    Radical Self Acceptance & Online Authenticity

    Radical Self Acceptance & Online Authenticty with Natalie Keller Pariano. I chat with Natalie about body positivity, childhood trauma and teasing, coping with chronic illness, dealing with push back and negativity online, weaving your personal authenticity into your brand’s online persona and more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Coping with Crisis in Business with Gwen and Sallie of Miracle Plum

    Coping with Crisis in Business with Gwen and Sallie of Miracle Plum

    Coping with Crisis in Business with Sallie Miller and Gwen Gunheim of Miracle Plum. This is the third episode in our limited series where I chat with inspiring business owners that are pushing themselves and their businesses to survive and even thrive during COVID-19.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Sakai Harts & Crafts ,

I love this podcast!

This podcast is a great listen for anyone who is creative or looking for resources to grow as a creative. The guests on the podcast always share really great advice and I’m always learning about some thing new, whether it’s a resource to grow my business or a new artist I can look up! I also love that Nicole shares from the heart. Highly recommend!

Thephotohog ,

Just what I needed!

Your podcast on what to do during the pandemic was outstanding. It hit on all the things that were on my mind. I’ve been feeling down on what to do. I’ve been in wholesale for over 30 years and was on the road to a record sales year. My business is mostly tied to the resort industry and when ski towns , cruise lines and National Parks closed all my orders went away. You gave me the boost needed to get moving again. I’ve reinvented several over the years, so onward ho!
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Cat Worshiper ,

It’s like your in my head!

I just found this podcast and I am so happy I have. I have learned so much from other episodes and look forward to learning more. This episode however, wow! It is like you were hosting this episode in my head and reading my thoughts. I don’t celebrate that people have difficulty with self care but I am so happy to learn it is not “just me”. I am not the only maker/artist/person struggling with this?! What?! Thank you so much for sharing and all the wonderful advice. ❤️

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