Is Motivation REALLY Necessary?

| August 31, 2009

We hear and read a lot about motivation is the key to success, or that only you can motivate yourself, nobody else can motivate you.  Is all that really necessary or just a bunch of hype? For those who still have their 9-5 jobs, I’d assume that it takes a bit of motivation to get […]

Projects For Kids

| August 30, 2009

Now that school has started, we all know that fall and winter will be coming right up — not to mention the rainy and chilly days where the younger non-school children will be forced to stay inside.  Sounds like the beginnings of “cabin fever” to me.  What I’m doing right now, and would like to suggest […]

Make A Quilt With Your Child

| August 29, 2009

I have several quilts that my grandmother made, and oh how they are so special to me!  She passed away years ago, but the love of sewing and quilting that she and my mother instilled in me will last my lifetime!  My daughter is a trememdous seamstress, quilter, pattern designer — all of it, and […]

Top 6 Reasons Why Websites Don’t Perform

| August 28, 2009

You’ve spent weeks, or months, to finally get your own website built and online.  Time goes by, your site gets a few visitors, you’ve even made it into the search engines, but you’re not seeing too much sales activity.  Is it worth it to keep paying the hosting bill?  You bet it is – it’s […]

The Sewing Machine Project Makes A Difference

| August 27, 2009

In early 2005 Margaret Jankowski read an article about a woman who had lost her sewing machine in the devastating tsunami that had recently hit Southeast Asia.  The woman had saved for years to buy that sewing machine and had also lost her sole means of earning an income when she lost her machine.  Margaret […]

Tips For Using Clothing Patterns

| August 26, 2009

Commercial (store bought) patterns can sometimes be tricky to use, and if we’re not thinking all the while we’re cutting and sewing, we could be setting ourselves up for errors and mistakes and ending up with a garment that won’t fit.  Here are a few tips to help keep those errors at a minimum. *  […]

Momiji Fabric Doll Couture Fashion Contest

| August 25, 2009

Momiji are traditional wooden Japanese dolls that have a space for secret messages inside. is sponsoring the Momiji Couture Contest, which takes Momiji in a creative new direction. To enter the contest, you can use the templates they provide to create your own fabric Momiji doll using any textile method you’d like, such as […]

Is Fear Of Failure Holding Your Business Back?

| August 24, 2009

Or, is fear of failure keeping you from starting a home business?  The only way you can be assured of not failing is to never do anything! 74% of all American millionaires own their own business.  The first day you start a home-based business you instantly TRIPLE your chances of financial independence! Consider eBay and […]

Make A French Memo Board

| August 23, 2009

With school starting, we’ll all have a difficult time keeping track of all the school events, personal appointments, work schedule, etc, so I think this French Memo Board by Jen Madsen is just the perfect thing.  It’s so pretty that I’m not so sure I’d want to “clutter” it up with notes, grocery lists, to-do […]

How To Make A Fabric Wallet

| August 22, 2009

My young grandchildren love to carry around wallets, even if they’re using strips of paper for “dollars”!  The problem is that you only have so many “old” wallets because you’ve bought a new one, and I have quadruplet 3 1/2 year old grandbabies and their big brother, who is now 5 years old.Well, when I […]