Hot Deal – Fiskars Performance Accents Scissors $6 Shipped!

| March 31, 2011

There is a hot deal of the day on these Fiskars Performance Accents Assorted Pattern Scissors - get your choice of three different designs (zebra, cheetah and floral) for just $5.99 with free shipping!  They retail for $12 and can be found on Amazon for between $9 and $10 so this is a pretty good deal […]

Tuesday Tutorial Roundup

| March 29, 2011

Welcome to the Tuesday Tutorial Roundup where we list some of the neat sewing project tutorials that we found on the web this week . . . Denim Organizer Sew and embellish a denim organizer for your teen’s locker or bedroom. Use the pant legs of old jeans for this cute, recycling sewing project to […]

How To Make Extra Money — WRITE!

| March 24, 2011

All of us in any type of sewing, crafting or alteration business have SOMETHING that we are “known” for!  Do you have a special knack for making children’s painting aprons that every pre-K and Kindergarten parent wants for their children?  Perhaps you have a special way of getting more work done than anybody you know!  […]

Jo-Ann Stores Shareholders Approve Merger

| March 22, 2011

On Friday, March 18th the shareholders of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. approved a $1.6 billion merger with private equity firm Leonard Green & Associates that was proposed last December.  According to Footnoted, Jo-Ann’s Chairman/CEO Darrell Webb stands to receive more than $29 million once the merger occurs, and if he is asked to leave his job within two […]

Do I REALLY Need The Sewing iPhone Apps?

| March 17, 2011

That’s the question I was asking myself (speaking about the FabricConverter app and iSewingRoom app) - after all I’ve always carried around my little laminated fabric conversion chart so I could roughly figure fabric requirements for my projects.  Boy Howdy did I ever make a big mistake in waiting  the few weeks before downloading those apps!  […]

Shape-A-Dart — For A Fit That Flatters

| March 15, 2011

Do your blouses, dresses and jackets bunch or wrinkle in the bodice area?  Simply adjust the dart on the pattern with the revolutionary Shape-A-Dart tool, following the easy instructions that are included, and you will have a perfect fitting garment and a “fit that flatters”! Fits patterns to YOUR cup size – “for a fit […]

Project Tutorial: Dragon Tails for Playtime

| March 15, 2011

These dragon (or dinosaur) tails by Jennifer Hadfield are just the most adorable thing I’ve seen lately!  I adore the bright colors she’s used and the waistband straps with Velcro make them super easy for kids to strap on by themselves for lots of pretend dragon fun.  This is a great idea for using up […]

Project Tutorial: Message Board from an Old Frame

| March 5, 2011

My kids come home from pre-k with tons of terrific artwork and I’d been trying to find a good way to display the precious pieces when I found this large framed print of Marilyn Monroe on clearance at Michael’s and it sparked an idea for a padded message board.  Of course you can use, or […]

Whose Products Do You Promote Most?

| March 1, 2011

How much time do you spend deciding which products to promote on your website or blog?  Let’s think about it for a minute — XYZ company pays 7% commission for every sale and has lots of great items that can be promoted.  ABC company pays 10% commission, but somehow their products don’t appeal to me as […]