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3 Steps to Writing Calligraphy

If you’ve seen my Instagram page, every Wednesday I hand letter a quote. Would it surprise you that I only learned how to write calligraphy a year ago? I’m not a master at calligraphy but I’m not a beginner either, and over this past year, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks. So, if you want to learn how to write calligraphy in 3 simple steps, keep reading!

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Shopify versus Etsy: Which is better for your creative business?

I had a big dilemma when I restarted Thoughtfully Handmade. My best friend told me about Squarespace; and while I agree that their website templates are aesthetically pleasing, it was a bit out of my price range. Another option was Etsy, and EVERYONE knows about Etsy. And there lies my dilemma: do I go with Squarespace, which is expensive? Or, do I go with Etsy, which takes a percentage of my earnings? Neither seemed like a great option. Then, I was introduced to Shopify, and boy was that a game-changer! In this blog post, I’ll be giving both the pros and cons of Shopify and Etsy as I take you through how I made my decision at the end.

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