Friday, January 15, 2010

EB Friday Hotlist: Totally Tutorials

This week I'm featuring a fellow blogger, Dotty at Totally Tutorials.  This blog is exactly like it sounds - jam packed full of interesting tutorials for artisans and fans of creativity to try for themselves.  No matter what kind of crafts you make, Dotty's sure to have a tutorial you haven't seen yet!

Totally Tutorials is a great site for two reasons.  The first is obvious - you can learn a lot of great new ideas from there!  Originality is never completely original.  We're all inspired by something or someone which we interpret in our own way when we make our crafts.  Just flipping through the pages here can spark an idea that you may be able to incorporate in your current work or tempt you do something new.  All of the tutorials are submitted with the understanding that artisans may use them to create their own works for sale.  Putting your own spin on something posted there may be just what you need to jump-start or reinvigorate your stock!

The second reason Totally Tutorials should be your go-to site for crafty ideas?  You can get free exposure just for participating in a Tutorial Exchange!  Dotty doesn't create all of these on her own - supply sellers and handmade artisans are brought together to make these tutorials happen.  The supply seller...well...provides the supplies.  I guess that was obvious! :) The artisan then uses them to create a unique tutorial which is uploaded to and featured on the Totally Tutorials popular blog site, viewed by hundreds of people per day.  Dotty details the benefits of this exchange and how it will get you exposure as either an artisan or a supplier:

Whether you make your crafts for profit, you're looking for a new hobby, or you want to get more exposure as a supplier to the handmade community, Totally Tutorials can be a site that will meet your needs.  Be sure to check it out and let me know if you try anything from the site!

Know of any other great tutorial directories or exchanges?  Post them in the comments!  Feel free to link to your own tutorials as well!

Until next time,