Soft-toy designer Abby Glassenberg runs a successful online pattern shop and blogs regularly about the business of craft. In today’s show, we discuss the siren song of immediacy and impulsiveness, the focus of identifying a very narrow niche interest, and the value of practice. Plus: the tension between imperfection and perfection, and between serving yourself and serving others. Also: cooking!

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