Projects For Cold Days!

| January 23, 2014

You’d think here in the “sunny” South, temperatures would be such that we could be working/playing outdoors all day.  Not this year!!  Temperatures here in Florida are supposedly going to drop to around 20 degrees tonight.  Now, being from Nebraska originally, I understand you all are saying – “what’s your problem?  That’s warm compared to […]

Free Sewing/Craft Patterns

| January 17, 2010

A few days ago I ran across a free “25 Sewing Crafts” downloadable book from FaveCrafts.  This book has a lot of great ideas and patterns for sewing and craft items – and the best part is that it’s FREE.  Here’s a picture of the ebook, so you’ll know what you’re looking for when you […]

Sewing Businesses Help Customers Save Money

| October 26, 2009

How can you in sewing businesses help your customers save money?  I truly believe this Holiday Season will see fewer gifts given, and those who will be giving gifts will be looking for “deals”. The current economy, where people are losing jobs left and right, where homes are being foreclosed on and where those who DO […]

How To Make Boutique Style Baby Blankets

| September 27, 2009

Baby blankets are always popular gifts for baby showers, gifts when the baby comes home from the hospital, and are always nice to have extra ones, so make plenty of them for the new baby. Liz Johnson is the editor of  the Sew4Home site, and they have instructions on making three different boutique style baby blankets.  […]

Make Scrappy Gifts For The Holiday Season

| September 21, 2009

As you probably already know, I’ve been “hit” by something pretty rough – am still taking the daily IV antibiotic therapy treatments at the local hospital and  having to take 2 additional antiobiotic types of pills (been going on since the 10th of Sept).  The doctor says it’s a “severe allergic reaction”, which he believes […]

Little Pouches and Bags

| March 8, 2009

Sometimes I find little pouches and bags that are just the cutest things — and very useful!  This first one is a small boxy pouch that could be used for makeup, or as the designer says “for those sweets and treats” you’d like to stick in your purse!  I’ll go for the sweets and treats!!The […]

More Last Minute Gifts

| December 21, 2008

For those of us who just seem to need “one more gift” for somebody, I have a couple last minute, super duper easy to make gifts that will thrill those you make them for!The first easy last minute gift would be suitable for any teenager or middle school student.  All kids need their own noteboard […]

Quick And Easy Last Minute Gifts To Make

| December 14, 2008

We’re getting down to the wire for getting even last minute gifts made.  I’ve found a few quick and easy gifts that  can be put together quickly and will make excellent stocking stuffers, or wrap them up to give.The first gift idea somes from’s free projects – washcloth puppets.  Now these would make some […]

September is National Sewing Month

| September 9, 2008

September is National Sewing Month and it is a wonderful opportunity to communicate the passion and joy we feel for sewing with our customers!  Of course home sewers know the creative, therapeutic and calming effects that come from their sewing projects throughout the year, but those of us in the sewing business should consider getting involved and […]

Project Runway The Bootcamp For Sewing

| August 19, 2008

Kelli Martin couldn’t wait to get out of Columbus, Ohio when she graduated from Westand High School in 1998. After two stints at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, thanks in part to a $20,000 Bob Mackie scholarship, she returned.For the past several weeks, Martin brought national attention to the city to […]