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 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 […]

Interview With Ashley Johnston of Make It and Love It

| June 19, 2009

Ashley Johnston runs the previously private, now gone public, “log of projects” at, and she sells her stylish handcrafted designs in her Etsy store (  Ashley has a knack for creating unique and useful projects from inexpensive or even recycled materials, for example she recently shared a project on how to turn old advertising […]

Interview With Andrew Martin of

| May 1, 2009

We recently talked with Andrew Martin, Marketing Director of, and he shared some valuable insight about current and future trends in fabrics.  Martin says that the entire fabric industry is experiencing a shift toward organic and eco friendly fabrics and that sewing professionals would do well to stay on top of this new direction.  […]

Interview With Fay Brittingham of

| January 13, 2009

Fay Brittingham says she’s been sewing for 53 years.  She learned the basics in a home economincs class in her freshman year, and has kept learning ever since.Brittingham’s love of sewing led her to start her own mail order and internet based business selling fabric, known as Fay’s Fabrics.  She fills a niche that most fabric […]

Mom of Four Stitches Up Kid Friendly Business

| December 9, 2008

As a mom of four, Tina Hill has learned how to keep kids entertained.  While on vacation with friends a few years back she came up with a great activity for kids – a decoratable backpack.   Kidzsack, the business born from her idea, was launched a year ago. Hill has always been creative, in fact she […]

Interview With Lenna Green of

| November 14, 2008

Lenna Green of credits her grandmother with teaching her to sew and fondly remembers spending lots of time with her as a child doing different sewing crafts and projects.  “I can remember making small items on the sewing machine with her and I still have some of these projects today including a small doll’s apron […]