Key to a Long Life: Creative Outlets

Key to a Long Life: Creative Outlets

The studio was closed for my grandmother’s 100th birthday celebration last weekend and upon returning, I decided to share some highlights and my reflections on how we can take some lessons from her to live a full, happy life. Hint… it may just include making some things. Or riding motorcycles.

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Product Photography on a Budget

Product Photography on a Budget

Do you wish you could take better photos for your website, social media, product listings and more? Not so keen on spending the cash for new pictures all the time? Check out today’s post by guest blogger Mary Savel to find her top 3 tips for improving your photography on a budget.

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Scenes From The New Studio Shop

Scenes From The New Studio Shop

We're all moved into the new shop on Coventry now and I wanted to share some pictures and experiences with you. The new space is a studio for workshops as well as a retail space for select crafty supplies to help you continue pursuing things you learn in our workshops. Stop by and see us if you're in the neighborhood!

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Meet the Maker: You

Meet the Maker: You

Meet the makers at Studio How-To: You.  Thank you to all the wonderful people who have come to the studio to try something new. The Studio would not be what it is without you.  In the spirit of sharing our creative pursuits further, please consider using #studiohowtomaker and share photos of your experience at the studio, pictures of you using what you created at the studio out in the wild or at home, or ideas/goals you have for next time. Let's inspire and encourage each other to make things!

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My Top 9 Maker Goals for 2018

My Top 9 Maker Goals for 2018

I have been agonizing over my top nine maker projects / goals for this year, following along with the #2018makenine Instagram challenge.  I got so caught up in wanting to display some kind of perfection with my goals, projects and photos that I couldn't even make a simple list. Finally, I relaxed and focused instead on making a list that helps further my skills and gives me joy to do. Read today's blog post to see my list of personal maker goals and learn why I chose them, why they’re special to me, and whether I’ve made any progress. Hopefully it will inspire you to relax and make something, too.

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Five Tips To Be More Creative This Year

Five Tips To Be More Creative This Year

"Be more creative."  Is this one of your New Year's Resolutions?  But what does that really mean?  It probably means something different to each of us. If it’s on your list, have you thought about how you want to be more creative? You’re probably already more creative than you realize or give yourself credit for.  Read on for my top tips on how to be more creative.

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for the New Knitter

Holiday Gift Guide for the New Knitter

Shopping for a new knitter this holiday season? Check out today's post for all the basics the new knitter would love to receive. Or, new to knitting yourself and curious what is worth adding to your arsenal? This post explains what each basic tool is and why you might want it. Some are not essential, but they make life nice while knitting.

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Making Things Can Save Your Life

Making Things Can Save Your Life

We're all so overloaded with stress, being busy, and lack of sleep. It's literally killing us slowly. What to do? Sleeping more, exercising, and eating well are all important and obvious. But a less obvious idea to add to your regimen is making things. Sound ridiculous? Read on.

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Meet the Maker: Studio How-To Founder FAQ

Meet the Maker: Studio How-To Founder FAQ

This weekend I had a fun opportunity to teach a knitting workshop at The Cleveland Flea. People asked me a lot of questions about the Studio.  Is this your real job? How can you teach so many different things? Who can take classes?  Can I really learn these things? Read on for the answers. 

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Embracing Imperfection: Keep the Mistakes

Embracing Imperfection: Keep the Mistakes

The imperfections in life are what make it memorable and worth living, talking about, and continuing. If you don’t make any mistakes, you’re not learning, creating or experimenting enough. It’s painful in the moment and feels like eternity, but no one cares except you. So, mess things up and have fun because you're here to learn.

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STEAM Classes for Kids at Studio How-To

STEAM Classes for Kids at Studio How-To

Studio How-To is partnering with a local STEM teacher and maker to bring STEAM classes for kids to the Studio. This means 3-D printing, laser cutting, design, engineering, STEM challenges, and more. Read on to learn more about why, when and how we're bringing these classes to Cleveland Heights.

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Turn Your Handmade Dreams Into Reality

Turn Your Handmade Dreams Into Reality

Do you have dreams of things you want to learn to make? Share your goals and hopes with me and let's make it happen. Studio How-To is here as a resource for you. A recent conversation with a close friend about her sewing dreams inspired this post. Read our plan to help her go from no idea how to sew, to creating her own skirts, head wraps, and even undergarments. 

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Planning Your Best Handmade Holiday

Planning Your Best Handmade Holiday

Considering a gift list with one or more handmade items for your loved ones? Wondering if you have the time and skills to make things they would like? Check out today's blog post about planning for a successful handmade holiday giving season. If you need help, we're hosting a season of workshops focused on making great gifts.

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Host Your Best Networking Event

Host Your Best Networking Event

Why am I blogging about networking events when this is a place to learn how to make and do things? Because networking and building a business work better with a creative mindset. Read more to see how to use creative activities and learning to improve your events.

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