In episode #18 of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast, I talk with Meighan O’Toole and Caro Sheridan. I’ve hung out with both Meighan and Caro here in Boston this year, but they haven’t met in person. It was great to introduce them through the show!
Meighan and Caro have both created incredible careers for themselves in art, craft, and small business, but they come at these topics from really different places.
Caro was born on the west coast of Canada and spent her formative years in creative environs surrounded by fabric, yarn, and cameras. By the time she was 8 years old, she had already learned to set-in sleeves and develop her own film. Although she tried her hand at professional dancing and snowboarding for several years, she has since returned to her roots and is putting her knitting, sewing and photography skills to good use at Splityarn.com, her home base for all things professional and crafty. Caro teaches the Craftsy class Shoot It: A Product Photography Primer and is the co-author of Knitting it Old School.
Meighan is a digital and social media strategist. She’s passionate about connecting people to technology and information to expand and develop their online experience. She believes that the Internet offers endless opportunities, and is interested in helping people find their own promise within it. Her expertise lie in training and educating small creative brands, and individuals on creating community, deepening their presence online, and defining their voice via social media. Meighan was the force behind the incredibly popular art blog My Love For You is a Stampede of Horses which she had from 2007-2012. Today you can find her at MeighanOToole.com.
During our conversation Caro, Meighan, and I talk about our current projects and then we each recommend things we are loving right now.
And I recommend:
- Facebook Groups
- Emailing your list more often
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Enjoy the show!
Hi Abby ~ I enjoyed the podcast and the links. I wanted to mention that the link for Harvest needs to be tweaked — right now it’s a mashup of your URL + the GetHarvest URL and goes nowhere…oops!
Ack! Thanks Glenda. I fixed it.
Hello! I really enjoyed this podcast and am off to look up the singer steam press as soon as I hit post! I just had to chime in about your Rowenta drippy iron Abby. I was having the same problem and after iron #2 I’d had enough and started researching it. I turns out Rowentas work best with 1/2 tap water + 1/2 distilled water. If you use only distilled the iron will drip and if you use only tap water minerals will build up and the iron will drip! Also- make sure the Rowenta was made in Germany. There are different version made elsewhere that aren’t made as well. I’ve been drip free since I made the switch. Hope this helps! Dana
I’m so glad to hear that, Dana. It turned out that I had a Rowenta that was not made in Germany. I got a Black & Decker cheap iron and I love it so much! Sometimes less fancy is better.
Good to know!