Daydreaming is Good for Your Craft Business

An iron? What?

This is where I seem to do my best thinking. Or when I'm sewing tutus. And apparently this quiet time is really good for me and my business. It gets the creative juices flowing and that is always a good thing in the competitive handmade business market.

Just yesterday a good friend sent me a frantic chat that a new business has completely copied her products, photo layouts and business model. She was sick to her stomach over it and I completely understand. I guess some crafters haven't taken the time to daydream and get their own creative juices flowing so that their designs are uniquely their own.

That is why I am a big fan of daydreaming. Just ask all of my school teachers from kindergarten through college.

Read the full article, "Dream a Little Dream..." on the Slow Leadership blog.

The next time you find yourself staring off into space and think you are "wasting time", forget that thought - you are working to build your business, one daydream at a time.

P.S. - I have heard from some really awesome moms in business and can't wait to share their shops with you in the next few days!


  1. I totally feel for your friend! I have had many people copy my products & even steal my wording to market their items. It is a horrible feeling. :(

  2. I think I spent all of my education years daydreaming. Although, I have a photographic memory so I aced all of my classes anyway. :)

  3. I totally agree with the day dreaming thing. My theory has always been "If you don't dream your mind dwindles, dissapears, becomes dormant". My mind always wanders into this creative mode on my daily walk, not only does it get me excited, my exercise is over much faster :) I hope your freind gets through this frustraing time.

  4. I am with you on the daydreaming...but not so much on the ironing part. I really avoid ironing unless we NEED it. My daydreaming happens when I'm washing dishes (no more glamorous than ironing...but I'm able to zone there alot!)

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  6. Creativity is the theme and your post gave me lots to daydream about today. ;-D


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