Procrastination…..The Art Of Wasting Time

| June 24, 2015

WOW!  Did I push a “hot” button here????   How much time is actually “wasted” when we procrastinate?  And why do we procrastinate, anyway? For many folks – me included – it’s just hard to get started on certain projects.  My focus isn’t just “right” or perhaps there’s the “dread” of starting something that appears to […]

How Productive Are You Now That Summer Is Here?

| June 15, 2015

Summer brings on an unlimited number of situations that keep us from being really productive!  Kids are out of school, friends and family come in from out of town for visits, perhaps gardening takes away from your “work” time, plus other things. I’ve already come across a few of those situations!  Grandchildren come to stay […]

How To Sell Your Knowledge To Others

| June 10, 2015

I’m sure most everyone has something special that they make, or do, that gets compliments from all who see them. You might make the prettiest, one-of-a-kind baby quilts, or because of the shortcuts you use while sewing, you can make clothing garments faster than anybody else! I can see the smiles already — you’re thinking […]

How To Sell What You Sew

| May 28, 2015

If you’re new to the SewingBusiness blog, and have joined us to figure out a way to make some extra money with your sewing abilities, you’ve come to the right place! Many people “talk” about wanting to make some money from all the things they love to make (and what other people love to receive […]

Buttonholes By Design

| March 5, 2015

Making buttonholes can be rather intimidating, but when it comes to making them in a suit or fancy outfit for a customer, it’s all the more stressful.  I don’t know about you, but once I finish the buttonhole portion of the project I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief – the rest […]

How To Make Fringe

| February 19, 2015

Fringe can be put on just about anything, from home decor items such as pillows and table coverings to clothing garment items like head scarves, jean jackets, sweaters and more.  Oh, I know you can buy some types of “fringe” by the yard, but it doesn’t come in every color under the sun, and most importantly, […]

Crafts – A Remedy For Stress

| November 1, 2013

We live in a stress filled world!  Prices rising, jobs declining, kids still want to eat, mortgage company still wants that monthly payment, power bill needs to be paid.  How much more stress can we take??? A large number of pressured people are turning to crafts not only to express creativity but to work off […]

One Stop Shopping Spot For Sewing/Crafting Items

| September 15, 2011

There is a semi-annual “Mom2Mom” consignment sale held at our local fairgrounds that draws huge crowds of buyers as well as consignors.  This year my daughter and I participated as a consignor (for the first time), so on Monday I stood in line for our 10:00 a.m. drop-off appointment time.  I was there at 9:30 and […]

Download Two FREE Halloween Crafts eBooks!

| October 5, 2010

Get TWO FREE Halloween Crafts eBooks: Easy Halloween Crafts 2010 Edition 2010 eBook features 7 easy Halloween crafts to wear, decorate or give away, including the Pirate Pumpkin (pg. 5) and the DIY Spider Webs (pg. 17). Homemade Halloween Decorations 2010 Edition eBook features 7 homemade Halloween decorations to decorate the home without spending a bundle, including […]

Update on How Productive Are You

| July 12, 2010

Well, I’ve gotten a few comments about my recent post, “How Productive Are You Now That Summer Is Here?” – including a conversation with my friend who informed me that there are some days that she couldn’t “add an additional hour” no matter what would happen if she didn’t. The suggestion was made that, instead […]