02 Jul

Welcome to this months Blog Update, Oh my, where has June gone??  It does not seem two minutes since I was doing the update for May.  I am also sorry to say, not much has changed or been updated this month due to time with the challenges and other personal things, June is always a busy month for me!

New Posts this month:

Discussion Posts:

The Importance of Social Media to Business will be posted this week….. promise!

Featured Crafters:

Cross Stitch Creations ~

Darshe ~


Celebrations Showcase:

A Crafters Journey:

A Temporary Hiatus  ~

Magazine Reviews:

June 2012 ~



Quite a few new additions to the directories this month as more and more people have been contacting me to be added.

If you would like your business adding to any of the directories, please leave a comment against the category you would like to be added to, you can be added to more than one.



Craft Calendar (

Events being added all the time.

Event Organisers (

  Workshop & Course Providers – offering silk painting courses, sewing, jewellery, children’s workshops etc.

Please get in touch if you offer any type of craft/arts courses/training and would like to be added. (



New photos of the winners and runners-up added this month from 2 Mini Challenges.

The Mini Challenge this past month:

  • Craft In Music
  • A Rainbow of Crafts

See the link for the rules etc:

Thank you to everyone who has either entered these challenges and to those who have voted.

The next challenge will be w/c 9th July, I will post the announcement early again on the 6th July,  I hope you can join in.

The last challenge before the summer holidays will be w/c 23 July and then we will have a break and resume the challenges w/c 10th September.  Thanks.



Facebook Networking Pages (

No Updates to this section this month.

Where to Sell your Items: (

No Updates to this section this month.  Sorry keep meaning to tackle some more sites, but spare time has not been in abundance!

Selling Rules & Regulations (

No Updates to this section this month.



Due to other work commitments, Maeri will be unable to carry on with these posts at the present time.  She is hoping that she may be able to resume them from September onwards.

– Business Services. offering services such as Web design, printing, Business Cards, Logo Design, Web Hosting, Domain Names search, Business Advice, Grants, reverse image search etc.

If you provide a business service, web design, printing, labels, wedding services, display equipment etc, then please get in touch I would love to add you to this list as very often we get people looking for help.   (

Crafty Help Q&A’s

– Got a Crafty Question or need some help?  Post a comment and The Crafty Network will try to help by searching the internet and posting the question to all our fans on Facebook.  Questions and Answers will be published on this page.

Discussion Topics:

– Got a topic you would like us to open up a discussion about on our Blog, then why not leave us a comment.  Also you can find links to all previous Discussion topics here.

Topics covered so far:  Pricing, Photographing Crafts and Social Media., On-line Networking, A Perfect e-marketplace, Craft Fairs. 

Facebook Help:

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I struggle trying to remember where to find everything on FB and also the RULES, so I thought as and when I or anybody else finds something that might be useful to everyone, I would post it up here.  So if you can help with anything, please leave a comment below that section.  Thanks.



Another simple tutorial will follow soon.

If anyone would like to write a tutorial and have it included in our Blog, then please get in touch.


If anyone ever has any suggestions of what else we could cover on the Blog, then please do not hesitate to get in touch, I am always open to suggestions.



We have had a 28% increase on traffic from last month.

We have had an average of 290 views/day throughout June.

No. of Subscribers: 121 (21 new subscribers this month)

Top 5 Countries:  UK, USA, Australia, India, Canada,

Top 5 Referrers: Facebook, Wordpress, Stumble Upon, Folksy, Twitter,

Top 5 most popular searches: Unique Boutique crafts, Craft Seller Magazine, New Baby items, Craft Fairs, Polymer Clay

Top 5 most viewed pages: –  Mini Challenge, Craft in Music Please Vote, Mini Challenge, Rainbow of Crafts, Please Vote,  June 2012 Craft Magazine Review,  Handmade Fabric, Felt & Wool Directory, Craft Event Calendar,




Please let me know if you found this useful or not, all feedback and comments are gratefully received.

Thanks for following.

Linda x


Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Blog Updates


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  1. Laurie

    July 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Great information! Thank you.

    • The Crafty Network

      July 3, 2012 at 8:42 am

      Thanks, I do the update just in case people have missed posts during the month, glad you found it useful. Lx


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