ELISE GETS CRAFTY

ELISE GETS CRAFTY Podcast

small business knowledge & thoughts on goal-setting, motivation and creativity.

QUICK TAKE: writing a book part 3
my book, Big Dreams, Daily Joys, is out in the world! Learn more at elisejoy.com/book. this episode is the final in a three part series about getting a book deal, actually doing the writing and then (finally) having it on shelves everywhere....

on saying yes! / ep 157
elise chats with Tiffany Han about saying yes to the things that will bring you more joy. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes157...

on building a side hustle / ep 156
elise chats with Gina Stovall of Two Days Off about creating a sustainable made-to-order clothing business in addition to her day job. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes156...


on pivoting your business / ep 155
elise chats with Julie Richardson of Unblushing (formerly Julie Ann Art) about rebranding after 10 years in business. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes155...

on one little word for 2019 / ep 154
elise chats with Ali Edwards about the practice of choosing a guiding word for the year. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes154...

ON WORKING & MOTHERHOOD / EP 153
elise chats with Jessica N. Turner about working motherhood and her new book Stretched Too Thin. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes153...


on using analytics and connecting with your customers / ep 152
elise chats with Lyndsay Clements of Ellen Grace Marketing about gathering helpful information from your website or webshop analytics to connect with your customers. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes152...

on reading! / ep 151
elise chats with Anne Bogel, blogger, podcaster and author, about books: how to find time to read, why it's important and what to read next. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes151...

on using instagram live and stories / ep 150
elise chats with Kimberly Espinel, food photographer and stylist, about how she got started on her creative path and how she uses Instagram stories and live chats to further connect with her online community. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes150...


QUICK TAKE: writing a book part 2 / EP 149
just elise this week with a follow-up episode on the book I just turned in for publication and the answers to some of your questions about the process. shownotes for this episode at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes149...

on another 100 day project completed / ep 148
elise chats with designer and photographer, Allie Lehman, on finishing #the100dayproject for the third time. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes148...

on having a mission / ep 147
elise chats with Teresa Carter, founder of Debrosse, about the reason for her business, how she has expanded and diversified what she sells and the power of sharing your talent. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes147...


on intentional expansion / ep 146
elise chats with Ashlee Gadd, founder of Coffee and Crumbs about what's changed for her business and brand since she launched a collaborative blog in the summer of 2014. shownotes can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes146...

on adding a personal touch / ep 145
elise chats with Elizabeth Rees, founder of Chasing Paper, about how and why she decided to launch her removable wallpaper business and what she did (and does!) to deliver a personal touch with the brand. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes145...

QUICK TAKE : writing a book / ep 144
just elise this week chatting about the book I am writing and five things I have learned and "re-learned" so far. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes144...


on figuring it out as you go / ep 143
elise chats with Katie and Peter Jaeger about starting a side-business as a husband and wife team, figuring things out and learning how to run a business as you're in it. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes143...

on creating a fabric line / ep 142
elise chats with artist Sarah Golden, on painting, designing a fabric line and making time for creativity as a mom with two young kids. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes142...

on finding more in less / ep 141
elise chats with blogger and maker, Miranda Anderson about her family's no-buying year and finding creativity through living with less. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes141...


on making art and taking up space / ep 140
elise chats with writer, Lindsay Jean Thomson, on co-hosting the 100 day project, daily creativity and making space for who you are. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes140...

on showing up for creativity / ep 139
elise chats with designer and photographer, Allie Lehman, on starting #the100dayproject for the third time. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes139...

on one little word for 2018 / ep 138
elise chats with Ali Edwards about the practice of choosing a guiding word for the year. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/pocast...


MAKER CHAT 8: Amy Small / ep 137
elise chats with shop owner Amy Small about starting and running her business, Knit Collage. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes137...

MAKER CHAT 7: Erin Barrett / ep 136
elise chats with weaver Erin Barrett about starting and growing her brand, Sunwoven. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes136...

MAKER CHAT 6: Dani Ives / ep 135
elise chats with fiber artist Dani Ives about her craft of painting with wool. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes135...


QUICK TAKE : launching an ecourse / ep 134
just elise this week chatting about launching an ecourse, things to include, tools to use, marketing thoughts and some behind the scenes of building the class I just launched. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes134...

MAKER CHAT: Jen Beeman / ep 133
elise chats with clothing pattern designer, Jen Beeman, about selling pattern downloads online and launching her business Grainline Studio. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes133...

MAKER CHAT 4: Melissa Giglio / ep 132
elise chats with jewelry maker Melissa Giglio about getting her start as an artist and running an online shop. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes132...


MAKER CHAT 3: Kaylan Buteyn / ep 131
elise chats with abstract artist Kaylan Buteyn about creative exploration and her transition to painting. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes131 (explicit rating is for one minor curse word.)...

MAKER CHAT 2: Sarah Perez / ep 130
elise chats with artist and owner of Electric Sun Creatives, Sarah Perez. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes130...

MAKER CHAT 1: Elsie Goodwin / ep 129
elise chats with macrame artist and creative business owner, Elsie Goodwin. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes129. this episode is brought to you by Whatify, a service that can help you determine which of your Etsy shop product photos are going to connect best with your customers. learn more at whatify.com...


QUICK TAKE: on creative ruts / ep 128
just elise this week chatting about working through creative ruts. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes128...

on continuing to dream big / ep 127
elise chats with globe-trotting shop owner, Michelle Ramirez, about one year in business with her brick-and-mortar store, Passport Habits. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes127...

on teaching creative workshops / ep 126
elise chats with Rachel Denbow about teaching workshops and diving deep into creative projects. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes126...


on completing the 100 day project / ep 125
elise chats with designer and photographer, Allie Lehman, on completing (again!) the 100 day project. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes125...

on business expansion / ep 124
elise chats with Johnny and Joanna of Letterfolk about how their business expanded out of there garage, making sure your brand has a heartbeat and widening your customer circle. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes124...

on creative living / ep 123
elise chats with Amy Tan about choosing new projects, giving yourself grace and crafting a life you love. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes123...


on trying something new / ep 122
elise chats with John and Sherry Petersik about creative burnout, starting over and trying a new creative venture. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes122...

on growing your business / ep 121
elise chats with Natalie Freeman about her business expansion from farm owner and homesteader to online shop owner to brick & mortar and beyond. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes121...

on blogging with purpose / ep 120
elise chats with writer Sarah Von Bargen about about blogging with a purpose (or really doing anything with purpose) in 2017. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes120. please note: explicit rating is for one minor curse word....


on starting the 100 day project / ep 119
elise chats with designer Allie Lehman about embarking (again!) on the 100 Day Project. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes119. learn more about #the100dayproject at the100dayproject.org...

QUICK TAKE : on magic and work / ep 118
just elise this week chatting about work and magic. What looks like magic is usually just work. But lots of work can (slowly) add up to what feels a bit like magic. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes118...

on "one little word" for 2017 / ep 117
elise chats with Ali Edwards about the practice of choosing a guiding word for the year. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes117...


reflecting back to move forward / ep 116
just elise this week reflecting back on 2016 (both personally and for season 3 of the podcast) and discussing giving yourself the time and space to rest. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes116...

on a decade of collaboration / ep 114
elise chats with Maria Alexandra Vettese (MAV) and Stephanie Congdon Barnes (SCB) of 3191 Miles Apart about working long-distance together for almost 10 years and their newest book, A Year Between Friends. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes114...

on passion and business / ep 113
elise chats with Megan Eckman of Studio MME about finding a business that works, even if it's not your passion and finding time for a passion, even if it's not your work. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes113...


on chasing slow / ep 115
elise chats with Erin Loechner about her ten years writing online, changing your perspective and her upcoming book, Chasing Slow. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes115...

on listening to your intuition / ep 112
elise chats with Jess Lively of The Lively Show about creative risks and learning to listen your intuition. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes112...

on launching a new business / ep 111
elise chats with Chelsea Sonksen about how ideas evolve and her experience starting bossladies magazine. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes111...


on growth and continuing forward / ep 110
elise chats with Chelsea Dinsmore about loss, choice, limits and living your legend. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes110...

on getting your goals down on paper / ep 109
just elise this week, sharing a talk I gave in spring 2016 to a group of entrepreneurs about scheduling your days, weeks and projects to actually make progress. My talk involved using my planner, a Get To Work Book, but much of what's discussed can work for any time-management method. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes109...

on online shop logistics - two years later / ep 108
elise chats with Julie of Julie Ann Art about running an online shop. Elise and Julie first talked about this topic in August 2014 and a lot has changed for both of them since then. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes108 (explicit label for one minor curse word)...


on building a consulting biz / ep 107
elise chats with Shannon Whitehead Lohr about how she changed career paths and Factory45, her company that's dedicated to helping other small businesses produce clothing ethically in the United States. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes107...

on working to live vs. living to work / ep 106
elise chats with business owner Hillary Denham about becoming an entrepreneur, delegating jobs, building a business that works for you and learning how you work best. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes106...

on rapid business growth / ep 105
elise chats with Shanna Noel about starting her business, Illustrated Faith, and it's quick success and expansion. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes105...


on starting slow / ep 104
elise chats with dressmaker and owner of Pyne and Smith Clothiers, Joanna McCartney about her entry into making and selling clothing. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes104...

ARTIST INTERVIEW : SARAH BENNING / EP 103
elise chats with modern embroidery artist, Sarah Benning, about her experience in art school, evolving as an embroidery artist, living a nomadic lifestyle and staying inspired. shownotes for this episode are available at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes103...

on "being busy" / ep 102
elise chats with author and journalist, Laura Vanderkam about time-tracking and the myth of "busy." shownotes for this episode are available at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes102...


on the 100 day project / ep 101
elise chats with designer and artist, Allie Lehman, about their adventures in the 100 Day Project. this creative challenge started on April 19 and finished today, July 27. elise shared 100 pep talks. Allie painted 100 paintings. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes101...

on time / ep 100
elise chats about TIME. how to figure out what you want to do with your time, how to cut out the garbage, how the comparison game is pointless and the value of getting organized. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes100...

on adventuring and finding your passion / ep 99
elise chats with Rob Blaha about his passion for traveling the world, visiting national parks in the US and photographing it all. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes99...


on using instagram / ep 98
elise chats with lifestyle blogger Allie Seidel about using Instagram as a platform to promote your work, but also as a tool for connection and engagement. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes98...

on doing the side hustle / ep 97
elise chats with author, Jenny Bravo, about how she wrote and self-published a novel while working a traditional day job. So many of us work to build businesses and careers "on-the-side" and this episode discusses motivation and staying accountable. shownotes can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes97...

on working as an artist / ep 96
elise chats with Hillary Butler about her path to making art full time, selling online and marketing her business. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes96...


on product trends / ep 95
elise chats with designer and shop owner, Kelly Purkey, about consumer trends AND the interesting world of selling planner-focused products. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes95...

on finding the work you were born to do / ep 94
elise chats with author, Chris Guillebeau about his newest book Born for This, finding your "dream job" and how "success" breaks down into three things: Joy + Money + Flow. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes94...

on creative passions / ep 93
elise chats with Rachel Denbow about her adventures in creativity, the value of creative hobbies and her upcoming weaving book. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes93...


on running a brick and mortar shop / ep 92
elise chats with Moorea Seal (of the online shop and retail space Moorea Seal) about her round about path to store ownership and taking opportunities as they arise. Shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes92...

on growing an audience / ep 90
elise chats with blogger Melyssa Griffin about how she grew her audience and her income by making smart blog and business choices. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes90...

on jumping into selling wholesale / ep 91
elise chats with Etan and Emily of wholesaleinabox.com about getting started with wholesale selling and why the process shouldn't be intimidating. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes91...


on building a community through facebook groups / ep 89
elise chats with Jordana Jaffe about why you might want to create and how to grow a facebook group (or really why you might want to create and how to grow an social media platform). shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes89...

on the state of my business / ep 87
just elise this week sharing an update on how my business/job/life has changed over the past year plus some lessons I have learned along the way. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes87...

on customer service / ep 88
elise chats with Tessa, creative director at Framebridge about building trust with your customers and providing a "surprising and delightful" experience. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes88...


on creating a new market / ep 86
elise chats with Alberto and Pepita of We Are Knitters about brand expansion and how they saw a need and created a product to fit it. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes86...

jumping in with two feet / ep 85
elise chats with Johnny and Joanna of Letterfolk about their transition from the "8-5 world" to owning their own business. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes85...

on turning a dream into a reality / ep 84
elise chats with Michelle Ramirez about her life-long dream to open a brick and mortar shop and how her adventures abroad finally got it rolling. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes84...


on documenting life by the second / ep 83
elise chats with Cesar Kuriyama about his on-going project to document his life by filming one second of each day and the app that developed from this idea. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes83...

on taking creative risks / ep 82
elise chats with Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess about building a successful creative business by taking risks. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes82...

on launching a business / ep 81
elise chats with Morgan Spenla, creator of The Crafter's Box, about taking an idea to reality in six months and starting a new business venture. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes81...


on growing a business organically / ep 80
elise chats with Meg Keene, founder and editor-and-chief at apracticalwedding.com about how she started and built her site into a business. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes80...

on having a guiding word for the year / ep 79
hey! welcome to season three! elise chats with Ali Edwards about having a guiding word for the year. Last year, around this time, we spoke about the same thing and this episode is a reflection on 2015 and a look forward into 2016. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes79...

increasing productivity with automation tools / ep 77
elise chats with WendyZine about productivity tools and valuable resources that can help streamline parts of your business. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes77...


working smarter, not harder / ep 78
elise chats with Eva Jorgensen of Sycamore Street Press about using time more effectively, diversifying your income and branching out into new ventures. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes78...

building a business with a partner / ep 76
elise chats with Carrie and Morgan of Ampersand Design Studio about how they collaborate with each other to run a design business. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes76...

RERUN: switching gears creatively
elise chats with designer Kelly Purkey about things to consider when making a big shift in your business. this episode originally ran in the winter of 2015 and shownotes can be found at elisejoy.com/podcastshownotes42...


RERUN: thinking productively about your passions
elise chats with photographer Cortnee Brown about finding your passions and growing a business. this episode originally ran in the summer of 2014 and shownotes can be found at elisejoy.com/podcastshownotes16...

RERUN: making time to make
elise chats with artist, Emily Jeffords, about the importance of creative time and fueling your art. this episode originally ran in the fall of 2014 and shownotes can be found at elisejoy.com/podcastshownotes34...

RERUN: branding a new venture
elise chats with Katie of Artifact Uprising about the branding considerations that went into co-founding the successful photobook brand. This episode originally ran in the Spring of 2014 and shownotes can be found at elisejoy.com/podcastshownotes9...


putting yourself out there / ep 75
elise chats with creative coach, Tiffany Han, about the power of rejection and what can happen when you put yourself out there. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes75...

using video creatively / ep 74
elise chats with Amy Tan(gerine) about how she uses her youtube channel and what she has learned about sharing creative videos online. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes74...

writing a home decor book & what's next after blogging? / ep 73
elise chats with John and Sherry Petersik about their second home decor book, Lovable Livable Home and how their style and decorating method has changed post-writing a daily blog. Shownotes for this episode can be found here: www.elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes73...


sharing some small business lessons / ep 72
elise chats with Maggie Whitley about some of the lessons they both have learned over the past seven years of running online shops. shownotes for this episodes can be found at http://elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes72...

developing a craft / ep 71
elise chats with weaver Vanessa Lauria about her transition from "just for fun hobby" to "small business maker." shownotes from this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcastshownotes71...

writing a book in 100 days / ep 70
elise chats with knitwear designer and new author, Jen Geigley, about her goal to write a book in 100 days. we chat about the why, the how and the self-publishing process. shownotes for this episode are available at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes70...


marketing 102 / ep 69
elise chats with Samantha Shepard and Amber Housley of Studio Calico about using your social media channels to lead potential customers down the "sales funnel." We also discuss the value of educating customers about what you offer and creating a community around your products. shownotes for this episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes69...

building back a routine / ep 68
elise chats with Olympian and wellness coach, Caroline Burkle about her adventure switching careers. how can we build back a routine? how can we figure out what the most important things really are? shownotes for this episode available at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes68...

brainstorming for creative projects / ep 67
elise chats with DIY blogger, Fran Stone, about her creative process and how she comes up with new ideas. see shownotes from this episode here : http://elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes67...


working on, not just in your business / ep 66
elise chats with Ali Edwards and Katie Jaeger of aliedwards.com about scheduling your work time so that you can feel like you're running your business instead of it running you. shownotes for this episode can be found at http://elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes66...

small biz discussion : let's talk email / ep 65
elise chats with Ann-Marie Espinoza about email. clearing it, processing it and maybe just letting go of it. also a few suggestions for how to send an email that has a better chance of a response. shownotes for this episode can be found at http://elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes65...

on creative burnout / ep 64
elise chats with artist and small business owner Erin Dollar of Cotton and Flax about creative burnout. Why we get it, how to deal with it and ideally, how to fend it off. View shownotes for this episode at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes64...


on quitting / ep 63
just elise this week talking about quitting. It's got a negative stigma, but really it's a necessary part of growth and the only way to find out what's actually going to work. shownotes at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes63...

dealing with stress creatively / ep 62
elise chats with artist and author Jason Kotecki about his creative career path, handling stress and opting into the things that fill us up. view shownotes for this episode at http://elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes62...

marketing 101 / ep 61
elise chats with Samantha Shepard, director of marketing and sales at Studio Calico about common marketing hold-ups, promoting your product and connecting with your customer. shownotes for the episode can be found at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes61...


small business & blogging Q&A / ep 60
elise answers some of the most common questions that come up about running a small business and blogging. Answers to so many more questions (and links to full podcast episodes or blog posts that might be helpful) are linked in the shownotes at elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes60...

setting goals / ep 59
elise chats with goal coach, Jacki Carr, about the value of setting and working towards goals. (So sorry if you downloaded the first one and noticed it was a repeat ... this is the correct audio file. Thank you so much!)  Shownotes can be found here: www.elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes59...

developing a pinterest strategy / ep 58
elise chats with jewelry designer, Megan Auman, about effectively profiling your customer and using Pinterest to create a free "lifestyle magazine" that appeals to them. Shownotes can be found here: www.elisejoy.com/podcast/shownotes58...