Christmas Panholders

| November 21, 2012

With a little over a month until Christmas, you still have some time to make some of these quick and easy Christmas potholders.  Use them yourself or give as hostess gifts or stocking stuffers.               Each of the potholders in this project takes flannel fabric and quilt batting, plus […]

Decorating With Scraps

| November 15, 2012

Trims by the yard and large-motif trims are great for use in making Christmas ornaments, greeting cards and gift items. A burlap wall hanging or a greeting card made out of construction paper can have candles of woven-braid trim, each topped by a flickering flame (a single notch from gold rickrack makes a perfect flame).  […]

6 Jewelry Photography DOs and DONT’s

| November 12, 2012

Are you considering primarily selling your handmade jewelry online? If your answer is yes, one thing you must learn and understand is photography. You don’t need to be a professional photographer, and you most definitely don’t need top-of-the-line equipment. However, you do need to know the basics. Here are some jewelry photography dos and don’ts […]

Give Practical Gifts This Holiday Season

| November 9, 2012

At this special time of year  you can make your family and friends VERY happy if you give a practical gift that they can enjoy throughout the year.  Think about each person’s “likes”, hobbies and even things that you know they would really enjoy but wouldn’t buy for themselves. I always try to get my […]

Know Your Trims

| November 8, 2012

If you are going to make gifts for the Holiday season, or help the kids make Christmas decorations, it is a good idea to become acquainted with the wide selection of trims and laces available at your favorite sewing supply store.  Regardless of what you’d like to make, there are probably several suitable trims for the […]

How to Stop Working Hard and Start Working Smart

| November 5, 2012

There’s no doubt about it: If you want to succeed in life, you have to work hard. There are 24 hours in a day, and although that may seem like a lot of time to work on your business, the great news it that you don’t always have to put in so many hours. You […]