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21. Purchase the best quality tools you can afford, they will save you money in the long run.

20. Home decor time-savers: Staple gun and glue gun.

19. Never throw away a good piece of wood.

18. Pinecones are "multi-taskers"!

17. If the craft supply is on clearance sale, purchase it - If you do you'll use it eventually. If you don't you'll regret it later.

16. Your work will be copied.

15. New craft supplies are exciting.

14. Good quality brushes are essential.

13. Comfortable clothes.

12. Taking time out to enjoy each holiday makes all the difference.

11. A one person business is just as viable as a larger business.

10. You are capable of more than you think.

9. When you realize your ideas are good - so will others.

8. You don't have to purchase every 2 oz. bottle of paint on the market, mix your own colors.

7. For a fresh perspective, look at your project in a mirror.

6. If you allow someone to organize your work area for you, you will never find anything again.

5. If you don't point out the mistakes in your work, chances are no one will notice.

4. Your mistakes are never as bad as you think. Walk away, and look at your project again in the morning ... See?

3. If you build it, they will not come - It takes work.

2. Trust your instincts.

And the number one crafty insight ...

1. Decide if you want a business or a hobby - adjust accordingly.


"Carol Gunkel / Professional The Craft Business Information Network all rights reserved.This article may not be reprinted, all or in part, without the author's express permission.


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