thought I'd share this . I've made all my own pcg and business logo
stickers to go on my parcels . Be proud to show you are a member and add
your own . I can create for a small cost if businesses want to add
their badge to their wares
all struggling to be seen in this virtual jungle aren't we so it's
always worth reading some of these tip blogs. The hardest thing is often
to structure yourself into actually carrying out the tedious everyday
stuff isn't it, there just isn't enough time in the day! I've tried
about three of the five tips in this post, can you guess which ones?
Don't forget that PCG Members can pop into the members section of our
website and check out the Q & A sessions from the google plus and
Facebook experts. You can also send in your own questions for anything
you would like to know and we will try and find the answers for you.
Do you have any great tips of your own? We'd love to hear them.
you would like to upgrade your membership to premium status don't forget
that you can do this at a discounted rate if you are members of WowThankYou, Craft A Thon, Crafty Magpie, Truly Handcrafted or @A handcrafted business by following the marketplace members links on our website.
you have a Premium Guild Membership and you haven't set up your free
FULL FEATURE PAGE on our website yet it is certainly time to look into
You will have received a document to complete and return so
that we can set it up for you. Please email or PM us if you need
(You can also find a copy to download in your Premium Members section in the Members Area)
The fabulous minervacrafts.com has been a PCG Premium Supplier Member for a whole year! Congratulations.
Minerva Crafts is your one stop shop for everything Sewing, Knitting
and Craft! We carry one of the largest ranges of craft products in
the UK, with over 100,000 products covering Fabrics, Patterns,
Haberdashery, Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Quilting,
Beading, Jewellery supplies and 1000's more that would be too long to
list them all!
Check out their feature page on the PCG site here...
Congratulations to PCG Member Quernus Crafts for being voted Best British Crafter 2014! We are sure that you will agree that the award is well deserved.
We received a fabulous piece of feedback for our new website page yesterday from fantastic PCG Member Kelly from Mrs Mcday Makes
"I confess that I was in two minds as to whether joining the
Professional Crafters Guild would be ideal for me. Like most crafters, I
found taking what I did from hobby to business a nerve wracking process
and I was working slowly towards my goals. I wasn’t sure I fitted the ‘Professional’ part of PCG yet.
My main problem was, (being an Aussie ex-pat) I didn’t know what I
didn’t know; about the UK crafting scene and the small business scene
here in the UK. I had a loyal customer base, a product (customised
keepsake boxes) that I enjoyed making and others seem to enjoy
purchasing, but I had no mentors and therefore no-one to guide me
through the perils and pitfalls that form the start of any new venture.
Holding my breath, pressing the ‘Join’ button was one of the best
things I have done for Mrs McDay Makes. A PCG membership has given me
information, allies, guidance, networks and the confidence that comes
from speaking to and listening to other crafters say ‘I’ve been there,
it will pass – keep going!’ I don’t always get it right, but I know
where to go now when I DON’T know something (or when I get it totally
wrong). The webinars, information sheets, advice, associate member
deals and just having access to social media and marketing experts to
run things by before making a colossal error has really changed how I do
business. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone trying to start a business from their crafting hobby."
Thank you so much Kelly, we appreciate you very much.
We are still looking for some more testimonials for our new page so if
you are happy with your membership we would love to hear from you.
This isn't for the book, this is for our website...
If you love to be part of the Guild (and I hope you do) would you be
able to provide me with a nice bit of feedback about us for a new page
I'm adding? You can email me at email@example.com (please also
let me know if you don't want me to add your name and business to the
feedback on site). Thanking you all in advance. Have a beautiful and creative day.
We have a new Premium Member offer!
Are you a Premium Member of the PCG?
If you are then email me your username (pm us on here) and I will
create a board on our Pinterest Account JUST FOR YOU to pin your
fabulous products on.
Premium PCG and Committee Member Kerry from Paperama is holding a very special Raffle for Charity. Please pop over and take a look. We'd love you to take part but if you can't please help to spread the word.
*************** RAFFLE DETAILS***************
Over £200 worth of goodies in the prize (there is only 1 prize)
Tickets are £1 each there is no limit to the number of tickets you can
buy. You will be sent an email with your ticket numbers. Entry from UK
only due to postage costs thank you.
Payment for tickets to go via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org - PLEASE
PLEASE tick that you are paying friends/family so that there are no
Paypal fees incurred allowing the whole amount to go to Kidscape.
Money will be collected here and at the end will be sent to Kidscape
via Patsy's JustGiving page (more info further down the page).
Raffle will run from now until 9pm on Monday 30th June with the winner being announced at 9pm on Tuesday 1st July.
As goodies start to arrive I will upload pictures.
Please appreciate the generosity of the people donating here and that
these people are all small businesses, many working from home to support
families of their own, please do not harass them for donations.
To take part please follow this link to the main post: