We’ve been enjoying #followfriday on Instagram by featuring some of our favorite shops, designers, makers, and creative businesses on Instagram. I include a quick business tip on each #aeolidiabizcrush post, so you can get some insight into why each biz is so popular.
Here are a few of our favorites. The like/comment links will take you to the page on Instagram. If you don’t see these pics in your feed reader, please click over to our site! You won’t regret it.
Creative Biz Crush: Sarah K Benning. I was introduced to Sarah's fine art embroidery work through @renegadecraft and I almost dropped dead! Are you making this stuff just for me, Sarah? It's all my favorite. Biz tip: Put love, care, and creativity into every tiny stitch of what you do. Don't simplify to save time or lower pricing. Stay true to what you know is the absolute best and the right people will value it. Follow @sarahkbenning for the! most! gorgeous! embroidered art.
Creative Biz Crush: Shindig Paperie, a well curated paper & gift boutique in Fayetteville, AR. I am smitten with the golden paper cranes in their window right now, and wish I could visit! Biz tip: Bring the beautiful work you see online to your local area, allowing your neighbors to shop small and get an in person, close up look. Keep your shop on brand and visually stunning, and make sure your products all fit your theme and brand. Follow @shindigpaperie to plan your own shindig!
Creative biz crush: Oana Befort. Oana is an illustrator, and has the most charming art and paper goods shop inspired by the beauty and magic of flora and fauna. Biz tip: Focus your art to one recognizable style, and get creative with the products you offer (I love Oana's memory game, and look at these paper flowers!). Follow @oanabefort to see more.
Creative Biz Crush: Mapamundi Kids, a delightfully curated kids' store in San Francisco by the folks from Petit Collage. One fun thing they have are ’choose your own’ light globe custom string lights. Let the little ones pick the colors – great idea! Biz tip: curate your shop tightly, so that your perfect customers will come in and have their minds blown. If you try to please everyone, you'll please no one. Follow @mapamundikids and @petitcollage for more colorful inspiration. P.S. stay tuned for some great Mapamundi news very soon!
Creative Biz Crush: Camila Prada ceramics. I am madly in love with Cami's business and the way she runs things. Biz tip: Take a handmade business as far as you can, then find the perfect factory to take over while keeping things true to your vision. Follow @camibami to see all the excitement following her wildly successful #Kickstarter campaign.
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Do you think we would love your products? Mention @aeolidia in a comment on a photo of yours and I’ll take a look!