CraftSanity “Live in Seattle” Episode 119: A Conversation With Not Martha blogger Megan Reardon

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This episode of CraftSanity was recorded before a live audience at the Creative Conference of Entrepreneurs in Seattle. My guest was the Megan Reardon, creator of the popular Not Martha blog she launched in 2001 as a place to keep track of her many crafty projects and lifestyle interests.

Nine years later, Megan’s blog has received mentions from high traffic sites including Daily Candy, Fred Flare, Boing Boing, Apartment Therapy, and Metafilter, and has been nominated for several Bloggie awards. Megan’s site was named one of the Coolest Websites of 2006 by Time magazine.

On this episode of CraftSanity, you’ll find out about Megan’s creative life that has included stints sewing opera costumes in Santa Fe, building corporate websites in San Francisco, and running a small knitting supplies business in her current home of Seattle, where she is a founding member of the Grassroots Business Association.

She has published patterns in Knitty.com (The Hallowig ranks among my favorites!) and in several knitting books.

She contributed projects to ReadyMade and FamilyFun magazines, and has also blogged for ReadyMade and Design Sponge. Megan also creates awesome projects for Holidash.com, including this Felt Dahlia Brooch.

Thanks to Megan for being the first guest to record with me before a live audience and for sharing her story with us!

Also thanks to the conference organizers who hosted the conference. It was great to be a part of the event and meet so many talented and creative people in person. I will be posting more little bits about people I met in the coming weeks. I have a little project to finish in the meantime.

Thanks to my episode 119 sponsors!
I got to meet the creators of Meylah at the conference and am impressed by the platform they’ve created to provide creative business people with a means to sell products, teach tutorials, and share their stories all in one place.  

Meylah combines a simple online store, blogging system, and social media marketing features into an easy to use,all-inclusive platform, just for you.  With Meylah, you can build your online presence in 15 minutes or less. So go visit Meylah and thank them for sponsoring this episode of CraftSanity.

A very special thanks to returning sponsor, AnniePurl! AnniePurl is what happens when a girl obsessed with all things knitting knitting combines her love of fabric, sewing, and shiny things.

At anniepurl.etsy.com you will find whimsical stitch markers, project bags of all kinds and tote bags made by a knitter with knitters in mind. So go visit AnniePurl and tell her Jennifer sent you!

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