21st-century quilts sew different from Grandma’s – News-Press

| July 21, 2011

21st-century quilts sew different from Grandma’s – News-Press Reverse applique: Traditional applique sews a motif (the design piece) on top of a background. Reverse applique quilters sew the motif underside of the background, then cut away and turn under the edge of the top fabric to reveal the motif. Sashiko Related Posts:SEEDS of Entrepreneurial SpiritMother [...]

SEEDS of Entrepreneurial Spirit

| March 26, 2010

I’m really excited about the opportunity to attend the BlogHer convention this year as I’m looking forward to networking with and learning from some of the best and brightest bloggers around!  Unfortunately, it will not be a cheap trip since the tickets alone cost $298, so I was ecstatic to learn from Jennifer at Hip [...]

Mother and Daughter Business Fills a Void

| January 8, 2010

Tina Schatzberg had left her career as an advertising sales executive to be a stay-at-home mom, however she still had a passion for marketing and wanted a more flexible means of pursuing that passion.  When Schatzberg’s mother lost her job as a sewer for an automotive supplier in Detroit, the two decided to go into [...]

Unemployed Mom Stitches Up a Business From Daughter’s Designs

| January 5, 2010

Denise Garlow is an out of work graphic artist from Atlanta who had been spending most of each day at the computer looking for employment and rewriting her resume.  Then one day her daughter brought home a plate she had designed in Girl Scouts that had drawings of “colorful, mouse-like creatures with large saucer ears [...]

Stay At Home Mom Stitches up a High Dollar Mitten Business

| December 17, 2009

Megan Woods, a stay at home mom with three children from Brookline, Massachusetts, was looking for something to do after her children started school.  Then last year her mom sent her a pair of handcrafted mittens for Christmas and Woods convinced her mom to start up a business together. Now Woods spends her time sifting [...]

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 [...]

Carol Fung – eBay PowerSeller Specializing in Handicraft Items

| July 6, 2008

Carol Fung is an administrative assistant by day and an eBay PowerSeller by night.  While hunting for sewing and handicraft items on the Internet three years ago, Fung realized that there was a shortage of suppliers.  She did some research then started selling small quantities of ribbons, laces and threads on eBay, now she’s making [...]

Sew What – Sewing for the Theater and Entertainment Industry

| July 4, 2008

Megan Duckett didn’t know how to sew when a co-worker in the theatrical lighting business told her Knott’s Berry theme park needed someone to reupholster some coffins for a Halloween display.  Duckett worked up the courage and took the job then rented a sewing machine and reupholstered ten coffins over the next five weeks.  “I [...]