010 – Sewing Dice Bags with Dani of Hoop and Loom


We’ve got a giveaway on Twitter to celebrate ten episodes! Keep reading for more details.

Hello! It’s episode TEN of Roll Play Grow, the podcast for tabletop entrepreneurs, creators, and fans. 

Y’all–we’re at ten episodes. I know that doesn’t seem like a huge number, but when you start an endeavor like this as a newcomer to the space, there’s always that hesitation of–will anyone say yes and let me interview them? Will anyone even LISTEN to the show? And this episode marks the tenth person who said yes–at least to the first question! So to celebrate, we’re doing a giveaway over on Twitter to also support some of the folks who were so kind to come on the show. Here’s how it works. Make sure you’re following @LightheartADV on Twitter. Starting the morning of the day this episode drops, so April 2nd, we’ll post a tweet about the giveaway. You’ll want to follow the instructions on that tweet to enter. A week later, on April 9th, I’ll draw a winner for a d20 shaped candle from The Fabled Flame. BUT, the more retweets we get, the more prizes we’ll have. For every 50 retweets, we’ll unlock more prizes, up to 5 total. So if we get 50 retweets, I’ll also draw another winner for some tea from Friday Afternoon Tea. If we get 100 retweets, I’ll draw a THIRD winner to receive a glass from MC Etching. 150 retweets will add a fourth winner to receive a dice bag from today’s guest, and if y’all go wild and we get 200 or more retweets, a fifth and final winner will receive a quarter page battle map commission from us here at Lightheart Adventures!

I’ll give you a head’s up too that you’ll get a bonus entry by showing a screenshot that you’re subscribed to this podcast, so make sure you click that subscribe button!

Alright, now then, for today’s guest, I had a really great time chatting with Dani Gage, Dice Bag Maker and Designer of Hoop and Loom. We discuss the unique bags she makes, the logistics of her Etsy shop, complete with integrations into a platform called Printful, designing for a print on demand service like RedBubble, and she gives some good tips on keeping shipping more affordable. Dani was really great to chat with, and I hope you enjoy today’s episode!

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Time Stamps

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:04:18 Dani Introduction
  • 00:10:25 What is Hoop and Loom?
  • 00:15:39 Using Print on Demand Services
  • 00:18:20 How did you decide to start selling the bags?
  • 00:19:32 Commissions
  • 00:21:23 All about the pockets
  • 00:25:44 How long does it take to make a dice bag?
  • 00:34:48 Fulfillment Process
  • 00:37:42 Migrating away from Etsy
  • 00:41:21 What has been the most challenging part?
  • 00:44:14 What has been the most rewarding part?
  • 00:45:12 Upcoming projects and goals
  • 00:47:00 Where can people find you?
  • 00:47:55 Wrap-up

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