And The Gingher Scissor Giveaway Winner is…

| November 30, 2009

We have had soooooo much fun with the “Sarah Series” Gingher Scissor Holiday Giveaway — the comments are all so nice.  It seems that most of the readers are making assorted gifts for friends and relatives – with the most popular item being pajamas!   Others are creating decor items like Christmas wreaths, Holiday table runners, […]

Christmas Gifts For Your Man

| November 29, 2009

Yesterday we did a post about making Christmas gifts for teens and toddlers, so today I want to give you a couple of ideas for gifts for your husband, boyfriend, son — the men in your life. The first idea is a tutorial for a “bed caddy”, which would be perfect for my husband – […]

The Push Is on For Making Christmas Gifts

| November 28, 2009

Here we are – the day after “Black Friday”, and if you’re like me – tired of fighting the crowds yesterday, and now ready to settle down and go to work on making those Christmas gifts! Today I want to review a few of the “most read” projects and tutorials from our blog, that would […]

Holiday Fun Crafts and Activities

| November 27, 2009

We’re very blessed to have lots of family in town for the holidays, but of course with the kids out of  school and a few extra people around, we’re looking for ways to keep everyone busy and entertained without having to spend a lot of money.  Here are some terrific activities that we’re planning to […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

| November 26, 2009

Related Posts:Happy Holidays!Project Tutorial: Cashmere Bunny SoftiesFree St.Patricks Day Craft and Recipe eBook Take Advantage of President’s Day Fabric SpecialsHappy Holidays!

Market Trends – How Do We Cope?

| November 25, 2009

Our local weekend newspaper had a lengthy article about market trends this past quarter and the past year, as well as suggesting that at a minimum, the first quarter of next year all business owners should exercise “caution”.  The word caution came into the article because of the status of the economy – sales are […]

Give Thanks to the Bees

| November 24, 2009

Mary Ellen “Mel” Hughes is a successful serial entrepreneur whose previous businesses include a line of specialty food products that were sold across the country and in London.  Mel isn’t a scientist, or a beekeeper, she’s just a food lover that wanted to do something about the mysterious disappearance of our honey bees once she […]

Holiday Sale & Yard Sale Goes Hand in Hand

| November 23, 2009

I have just figured out another GREAT way to sell your craft items – get rid of some of your fabric scraps and make some extra money! Do you live in an area where you hold yard sales or garage sales from time to time?  Or if you live in a subdivision perhaps you can organize […]

Easy Lounge Pajama Pants Tutorial

| November 22, 2009

I’ve been sewing since the age of 8 and have been a pattern maker and designer since 1979,  but I’ve never done this kind of sewing.  Sew Retro Chic has a REALLY good way to make a pair of lounging pajamas.  She says she was “too lazy” to dig out her patterns, so just copied an […]

Fitted Sheet Skirt Tutorial

| November 21, 2009

Hannah from While They Sleep has the neatest tutorial on how to make a skirt from a fitted sheet.  Check out this picture: The greatest thing about this is that you don’t have to worry about making an elastic casing because you’re using the elastic fromthe sheet as the waist.  WOW!  Hannah – this is […]