Great Garden Projects from Miracle-Gro’s Gro Project

| May 24, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. [tag_12553_placeholder] The Gro Project from¬†Miracle-Gro¬†would like to help take you beyond the desktop so you can go from green to green thumb. The weather has turned so pretty lately that I’m more than ready to get […]

Save On Your Heating Bill With Harman Pellet Stoves

| February 3, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Harman Stoves for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   We don't get too many days of freezing weather here in the south, but it's been a very cold winter this year and our central propane heat has been costing a bundle to keep […]

Create New Looks with Tights and Leggings

| January 21, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Winter styles bring so many more opportunities to layer pieces and mix and match accessories and I greatly enjoy the chance to create whole new outfits with tights in different colors and textures. Just like […]

Curbside Chaos’ Yard Makeover Winner

| October 14, 2012

Check out Curbside Chaos and watch the video of Ruth and her family from Fairfax, Virginia, winners of the $5,000 Yard Makeover, getting a new backyard. They brought in experts to design a backyard escape and used lots of bulbs like gladiolas and lilies to add splashes of color.

How Increased Well-Being Makes for a Happier Life

| September 16, 2012

Your well-being is about so much more than just being well – in addition to your physical and mental health, there is a sense of contentment that we get from connecting with our friends and family, and being connected to our community. When we’re confident in our careers and feel good financially, that also adds to our well-being.

Instructables Summer Sewing Contest

| July 6, 2010 wants to see what great summer projects you can come up with, so they’ve teamed up with Singer to bring you the Summer Sewing Contest. It’s super easy to enter, just make a new Instructable that shows how to sew up something to celebrate summer, and publish it before the contest ends. There’s no […]

Happy Birthday Barbie – She Turns Fifty This Year!

| February 13, 2009

America’s favorite plastic sweetheart turns fifty this year and she has never looked better!  According to the new book, Barbie and Ruth by Robin Gerber, there was much resistance to developing such a grown up doll.  Ruth Handler, a co-founder of Mattel along with her husband Elliot, wanted to create a sophisticated doll to replace […]

Merry Christmas!

| December 25, 2008

The holiday season is a joyful time, and a wonderful opportunity for us to the remember our friends and customers who help make our jobs and business a pleasure all year long.  Our business would not be possible without your continued support, so we would like to take this moment to say a heartfelt thank you, and […]

Welcome to the Blog for Sewing Businesses

| June 6, 2008

Hello!  I’m Denise Hall, pattern designer and author.  My partner Sarah Doyle, pattern maker, instructor and author, and I would like to welcome you to our newest passion – our new blog for small and medium sized sewing based businesses.  Sarah is also my mother and we’ve both spent our lives earning incomes from […]