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Getting your hobby to pay its way as a business

7 May 2013 Last updated at 17:36 BST

Over the last few years, there's been a big rise in the number of people taking up and participating in home crafts. It seems we just can't get enough of stitching, sewing and the like.

The Hobby Craft chain of home craft stores has seen its profits nearly double over the past few years, but just how easy is it to convert something that is really just a hobby into something that puts money into your pocket? The BBC's Philip Hampsheir reports.