Interview with My Bearded Pigeon from Etsy – Associated Content

| April 26, 2011

Interview with My Bearded Pigeon from Etsy – Associated Content There is lot of searching for vintage maps and then, sewing. Answering emails and packaging orders How do you want your craft and business to evolve? I am not sure. I never really had a business plan. Obviously I would like to reduce my (other) [...]

Business Spotlight: Dolls By Mary

| July 29, 2010

Mary Ciske of Dolls by Mary creates these wonderful classic Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, as well as traditional styles and custom orders.  Her handcrafted dolls are available in two sizes – 15″ and 20″, and they are very reasonably priced at between $15 and $30.  They’re available with different embroidered faces, skin and hair [...]

Check out My Java Mama Interview on Mommies Cafe

| December 7, 2009

I am honored to have been asked to do the first video interview on Mommies Cafe, the community site where mommies get together online for a coffee break. The interview goes into detail on how I got started in business and as an author, and includes some advice for other work at home moms.  I [...]

Interview with Hannah Stevenson of While They Sleep Designs

| December 3, 2009

Hi I’m Hannah Stevenson from While They Sleep Designs. I am wife to a great guy named Jeff (the handsome man in the green). And I am “Momma” to three little girls all under the age of two: Twin girls Laurel (green skirt) and Maisy (blue skirt, scowl on face) and our newest little one, [...]

Interview with Lillian Weber of JSAW Mastectomy Designs

| November 5, 2009

Lillian Weber says she took a year of sewing in 4H when she was 17 years old, but she forgot all about sewing as she pursued other interests and goals.  After her three children were born, Lillian says “the creative side of me was itching to get out and do something.”  Since money was tight, [...]

Interview With Erica Leigh of Sweets & Hearts

| October 20, 2009

Erica Leigh of Sweets & Hearts is up to her ears in ears!  Erica sells hair accessories such as headbands with kitty or mouse ears, as well as costumes and clothing designs, and she recently sold her 100th pair of ears. Erica is a college student studying fashion marketing who lives at home with her [...]

Interview With Jill Green of Homemade By Jill

| September 8, 2009

Jill Green of the Homemade By Jill Blog says that she’s been sewing for about three years, and although she is mostly self taught, her mom is a great seamstress so Jill calls on her to help out if she runs into trouble.  A brief stint at Martha Stewart also helped Jill to improve her [...]

Interview With Ashley Hackshaw of Lil Blue Boo

| August 14, 2009

Ashley Hackshaw’s mother taught her the basics of sewing when she was around six years old.  Her mom used to make their clothes, bedding, and curtains, and was always taking on big household projects like re-painting the kitchen cabinets.  Ashley has since gone from career woman to stay-at-home mom of Sienna, a precocious 2-year old [...]

Interview With Alexandra Smith of Lola Nova

| August 7, 2009

Alexandra Smith started sewing when she was about 11 or 12.  She remembers making costumes for herself and a friend on her mother’s Bernina 830, which she still owns.  She made her first quilt in the 7th grade and fondly remembers taking sewing classes in junior high.  She sewed off and on for years, then [...]

Interview With Jessica Fediw of Happy Together

| July 31, 2009

Jessica Fediw learned a little bit about sewing from her mom and grandmother when she was little, but didn’t really take to it until she was about to finish college.  Then she filled in the gaps in her sewing skills by teaching herself from books and information on the Internet.The stay-at-home mom of a two [...]