Craftcation Conference / Dear Handmade Life

Dear Handmade Life provides creatives with community, education and inspiration to build passionate lives and businesses. 

Our Events

Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival – our biannual multi-city craft fair showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, food trucks and music. 

Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference – our annual four day conference at the beach in Ventura, California featuring expert instructors leading attendees in business and craft workshops as well as social gatherings to connect with fellow attendees and activities and inspiration so you can reconnect with yourself. 

Our Online workshops 

Our online workshops help you build your business and creative skills at home.

Our Blog 

On our blog you’ll find solid business advice and tips to shorten the learning curve for product and service based independent business owners, DIY projects to inspire you to step away from your screen and make something with your hands plus our travel, food and self-development adventures. 

Our Podcast

Join us on our podcast every other week for intimate stories and practical advice about creativity and building a life and business filled with intention and purpose. 

Our Shop

We create and curate goods for our shop to celebrate the magic of creativity and the community we call home in California.

Our Consulting

In a one-on-one session with our CEO Nicole, she’ll get to know exactly what you need to take the next (or first) step towards your goals and provide actionable tasks to get you there.

Dear Handmade Life provides creatives with community, education and inspiration to build passionate lives and businesses. 

Our Events

Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival – our biannual multi-city craft fair showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, food trucks and music. 

Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference – our annual four day conference at the beach in Ventura, California featuring expert instructors leading attendees in business and craft workshops as well as social gatherings to connect with fellow attendees and activities and inspiration so you can reconnect with yourself. 

Our Online workshops 

Our online workshops help you build your business and creative skills at home.

Our Blog 

On our blog you’ll find solid business advice and tips to shorten the learning curve for product and service based independent business owners, DIY projects to inspire you to step away from your screen and make something with your hands plus our travel, food and self-development adventures. 

Our Podcast

Join us on our podcast every other week for intimate stories and practical advice about creativity and building a life and business filled with intention and purpose. 

Our Shop

We create and curate goods for our shop to celebrate the magic of creativity and the community we call home in California.

Our Consulting

In a one-on-one session with our CEO Nicole, she’ll get to know exactly what you need to take the next (or first) step towards your goals and provide actionable tasks to get you there.

Events