Sunday, November 18, 2012

Featured Shop of the Week: Daft Crafts

This week's feature is a little different than the previous features. While not (currently) a shop, we think Daft Crafts is a great community for artists.


"Daft Crafts was once a brick and mortar gift shop in Independence, MO, but health and personal issues caused the close of ours in June, 2012. In an effort to continue to provide the handmade community with an outlet for affordable promotions, and a way to keep connecting consumers with great artists, we relaunched our website Oct. of 2012 as a virtual artist promotion platform and a way to provide tried and true handmade business advice to artists. All of our contributors have been in the handmade business for years and bring a lot to the table and we are excited to combine and share our knowledge with the public and offer affordable advertising for artists!"

When asked about the challenges of having a business, Daft Crafts owner Cody says, "For us, we take tackle the challenges head on - marketing, branding, photography, all of those topics are discussed and covered frequently on our blog to help handmade business become the very best that they can be! "

Daft Crafts wants readers to know, "We are all about the daft handmade movement, and are soon working on an exciting new type of content to help sellers get into brick and mortar stores, and help readers discover brick and mortar handmade shops!" Some of her favorites include quirky, fun, colorful, and affordable crafts; they say twitter is their favorite platform for meeting other artists; and Storenvy.com is chosen as a favorite e-commerce platform because, "It's 100% free to use, totally customizable, and you can have unlimited listings!"

To read more about the Daft Crafts movement, and the story of how it started, I encourage everyone to read this post from their website. Then while you are there, take a look at their sponsorship options. They are by far the best in terms of cost & exposure. You will (hopefully) see Violet's Buds there very soon.

You can find Daft Crafts across the web at the follow sites:
http://www.daftcrafts.net/
https://www.facebook.com/DaftCrafts
https://twitter.com/daft_crafts


Want to have your business featured on Violet's Buds blog? Click here to fill out the application for Featured Shop of the Week. This is a free program aimed to give fellow businesses added exposure, and to introduce our fans to your products!

5 comments:

  1. Great website, thanks for sharing! :)

    I would like to invite you to our Meet & Greet Blog Hop, a weekly event every Sunday and Monday!

    Come link up, and join in on the fun!

    http://createdbylaurie.blogspot.com/2012/11/sundaymonday-meet-greet-blog-hop.html

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  2. This is an excellent feature, and I'll be pinning this post! I'm your newest follower, so thank you for joining the Meet & Greet blog hop. =0) I'm so glad to be here!
    ~Kim
    2justByou.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks so much for stopping by! If you would like your etsy shop to be featured on our blog, all you need to do is fill out this application: http://violetsbuds.blogspot.com/2012/08/violets-buds-featured-shop-of-week.html

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  3. Thank you for featuring a wonderful Artist and Craftsman, it is always a true pleasure to discover someone new. Stopping by from the Meet and Greet Blog Hop x Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I'm on my way now to visit your blog. I'm starting a list of holiday shopping deals, sales, etc from small businesses, artists, & crafters. If you have a deal you want included, message me at violetsbuds@hotmail.com or leave a comment on my fb page: https://www.facebook.com/violetsbuds
      include your links & sale info, and feel free to share with anyone you know. thanks!

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