…about buying from social enterprises

  This was the strapline from a recent Social Enterprise UK webinar sign-up: Successful and sustainable social enterprises require careful planning and implementation – you need to match your passion with process! There are no overnight successes. You don’t say!   Teresa and I have been trading as GAP Learning for 18 months. In that Read More …

…about costings

Craftworks learners often ask about how much they should charge for their items. How do you calculate your cost?   I found this really useful blog on the Design Trust that helps to clarify what you should be costing. It’s not just making time + materials, you also need to consider your workshop overheads and add Read More …

…about funding for happiness

Children in England near bottom in international happiness table.   This was an article in the Guardian yesterday about a report by the University of York on the happiness of 8-12 year olds across the world. UK kids came 13th out of 16 countries. Jonathan Bradshaw, professor of social policy at the University of York, Read More …

… about business names

Song sheets Inspiration   Why we named our commercial wedding range –She Loves Him Tho’.   It’s the Spring Fair giftware exhibition at the NEC this weekend. I’ve been flicking through the directory, looking at business names. Craftworks graduates will know all about the importance of pinning down a good business name early on – Read More …

…about Dioramas

She Loves Him Tho’ Banner   What is a diorama and how did we get the idea for our new She Loves Him Tho’ marketing campaign?   We’ve just spent a lovely weekend at Center Parcs – 8 women hit a games lodge for post-Christmas relaxation and 2 birthday celebrations. Needless to say it wasn’t Read More …