Welcome to episode 026 of the Me Being Crafty podcast, where we explore creativity in your life.
In this episode I talk to Alyce Blyth of Blossom Heart Quilts about the first thing she made, co-hosting a very popular quilt bee, and having a blog sponsor. She is currently living in Japan and enjoying the wonderful fabric that is available there.
Alyce has great tutorials on her site such as the Bee Hive block series, and the Sew the Rainbow series that just started. She also designed an alphabet quilt and I really like these blocks because they are rotary cut instead of paper pieced. So if you are nervous about paper piecing, definitely look at these blocks. I love paper piecing but having another option is always nice.
If you are interested in having a blog sponsor, you need to read the series of posts on Alyce’s website that start with a discussion on valuing yourself as a creative blogger. Alyce writes about her own story with blog sponsors, she gives tips on what a blog sponsor is looking for, and even what it is like when the time comes to end a relationship with a sponsor. I appreciate that she tackled the sometimes difficult subject of what happens when the relationship is over.
Every experience of looking for and having a blog sponsor is unique, but it helps to see what other people have done. It’s helpful to see that you aren’t the only one out there nervous to ask for a sponsor, or excited when your favorite shops say yes. And it’s also nice to see that others also struggle with the realization that it just isn’t working out. When you want to make the switch from having a hobby to running a business, there are certain things you need to do and to become comfortable with, okay maybe it always makes someone a little nervous to end a working relationship, but knowing how to handle that transition is a good thing.
Listen to episode 026 and let me know what your experience with sponsors has been, do you have sponsors, do you want sponsors?
Leave me a comment and let me know how you were creative today. Me, I’m finishing a baby quilt and my baby quilt patterns!