March was a crazy month at Cotton & Flax HQ – exhausting, but a lot of fun, too. The business turned 4 years old – and I turned 30!! This month was full of great milestones.
Some great conversations happened in March. I was a guest on two new podcasts: the “Why do we have things?” podcast, and The Crafter’s Box podcast. I love having the opportunity to talk about the work I’m doing at Cotton & Flax – sharing my ambitions as a business owner, the challenges of running a business as a solo-entrepreneur, and getting into more detail about my creative vision for the company. If you listened to either episode, give me a shout on Twitter or Instagram – I’d love to hear what you thought!
I also taught three different workshops in March, which is definitely a new record for me. I taught a block printing workshop for The Crafter’s Box, which is now completely sold out. I also taught an online intro to screen printing class with CreativeLive, which is the perfect place to start if you’ve ever wondered how I print everything you see in the Cotton & Flax shop. That’s me above, posing for a photo before the class began.
The third class I taught in March was a business class for creative business owners, called Connect with your Customers on Social Media. It’s a great workshop for any small business owner who is looking to make deeper connections with their customers, and provide real value with each post. I’ll be talking more about the classes I taught on CreativeLive in a future post, so stay tuned.
Another fun opportunity that came my way last month was an Instagram takeover of the Etsy Success channel! I took over their feed for a day, and shared some snaps from behind the scenes here at Cotton & Flax. It was great to meet so many Etsy sellers (and shoppers!) during the takeover.
There are lots of fun things planned for April, so stay tuned for some new products, plus a Spring sale! Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram to get more frequent updates about what’s happening at Cotton & Flax HQ.