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Man Crafts The Bradford Edge
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Man Crafts: The Bradford Edge

Today, I’m welcoming Bradford Bowling to the blog, a talented DIY’er and owner of The Bradford Edge. Between his other hobbies – which include rock music and novel writing – Bradford spends his days working full time on his Etsy shop. I spoke to him to learn a bit more about what he makes, why he makes them and how it all began… Man Crafts interview with Bradford Bowling, of The Bradford Edge Hi Bradford! First up, where are you from and…

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Rob Foster, The Old Tamarack handmade cosmetics
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Man Crafts: The Old Tamarack

For this month’s Man Crafts feature, I’m welcoming Robert Foster to the blog to talk about his online business, The Old Tamarack. Rob is a full-time editor at a legal company, but runs his business as a part-time side project. The Old Tamarack sells a whole range of botanical colognes, perfumes, hair products and more – all of which are handmade by Rob in his Brooklyn apartment. Having started out just two years ago, he’s now made hundreds of sales…

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Man Crafts: Robert Boyer ceramics
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Man Crafts: Robert Boyer ceramics

For this month’s Man Crafts feature, I had a really interesting talk with Robert Boyer, a talented ceramic-maker from Massachusetts. Robert is a man after my own heart – his day-job is very academic, so he uses his love of crafts as a creative outlet in his spare time. Alongside his work in scientific research, Robert has been running an Etsy store since 2013. I caught up with him to learn a little more about his shop, his passion for clay…

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Michael from Craftive handmade leather jewelry
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Man Crafts: Craftive handmade leather goods

I’m excited to welcome Michael Rinkovski from Craftive to the blog today, to talk about his online craft business. First launched in 2013, Craftive sells rustic, handmade leather goods such as jewellery, card holders and key rings. Michael runs his craft business alongside a full-time career as a teacher, but he says that leather is his true passion – he’s aiming to go full-time with Craftive within the next two years. Let’s hear what he had to say when I caught up…

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George Oliphant interview
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Interview with renowned DIY expert, George Oliphant

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to chat to the Emmy® award-winning DIY expert, George Oliphant! George is the host of NBC’s George To The Rescue, where he teams up with design and construction experts to rescue a family or community in need of home improvements. In addition to having his own TV show, George is one of the most renowned names in home improvement and DIY – his work has been featured in the New York Post, the New York Daily News and…

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