12 free alternatives to Bebas Neue

12 alternate fonts to bebas neue

Bebas Neue is a great font but it is everywhere. Everywhere. Here are some great, free  alternatives to using Bebas Neue in your graphics! Beer GoBold Big Noodle Titling Alegre Sans American Purpose Ever After Bradbury Sans Nue Ostrich Sans Sophisticated Slims Coluna Hype

Business Cards for Bloggers

business cards (1 of 3) copy

I often have a hard time answering the question, “What do you do?”
I do many things. And I love the things I do. I primarily stay home with my kids. However, I also blog, I design sewing patterns for my own label, I run a currated pattern shop, I design for Pattern Anthology… But to the average person, none of those answers make much sense. If I share any of those answers I usually hear either, “oh how fun” or “how did you start doing that?” And usually theirs an air of confusion. But, those are the things I do.
And so I had a difficult time with my recent business cards. How does one put all that on a card?
You can’t.

How not to name your blog

It’s no secret, The Train To Crazy is the catchiest, weirdest blog name you’ve seen lately. Am I right? I named it on a whim 6 years ago when I thought the only people who would be reading it would be my mom and dad. (hi Dad). Well, things change and it morphed and grew out of the little family blog it was into something totally different and great. Over time I’ve cringed at the name more than a few times but let me tell you something you already know. It is really hard to get off the train to crazy. Am I right?

Inspiration Boards

After reading Jamielyn's post this week about the launch of The Inspiration Board I had to go try it out. It's a fun website where you can easily upload photos to create a cute, crafty looking inspiration board. Complete with washi tape and binder clips to add on. A crafty blogger's dream. Maybe. So I took some

Better Craft Blogging PART 3: Naming your blog

Welcome to the Better Craft Blogging series. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them. Part 3 is all about naming your blog.  Now that you've chosen your blogging platform, it is time to name your blog. That is often the most difficult part of beginning a blog. When naming your

Better Craft Blogging PART 1: Before you start blogging

Welcome to Better Craft Blogging, a series about successful blogging! Get your blog looking and feeling just like you want. No blog yet? I’ll help you figure out how to start one. You’ll find useful information about blog design, RSS feeds, newsletters, social media, writing content that gets noticed, phototgraphy, making money and so much more.

Social Media: the basics of Twitter

Twitter is a fast paced, easy way to connect with friends, followers, brands and like minded people. I think it is often the scariest social media platform to start. It is very different than other platforms. You may be wondering why you should be on Twitter. Here's what you need to know: Twitter Pros: Easy