It’s quiet – ’cause school’s back in session

Yes, school in these parts starts back God-awful early. Our summer was cut short due to an adjustment of the yearly school calendar. The good news is we’ll be completely done before Memorial Day next year. The bad news is it’s early August and I’m seeing way too many pictures of my friends at the beach and… Continue reading It’s quiet – ’cause school’s back in session


When the competition closes its doors…

Hancock Fabrics is no more.  The location near me finally closed its doors.  I fondly remember many a Saturday morning spent as a kid with my mom as we made the rounds to Cloth World and Hancock’s to look for fabric. You see, Mom made just about all my clothes until I reached sixth grade. When… Continue reading When the competition closes its doors…


Should I take my craft business full-time?

Unfortunately, there is a no one-size fits all answer to that question. It really depends on your personal situation. I’m a member of 3 very different craft business development groups (ICAP, Craft Industry Alliance and Make Sell Grow).  The leaders are quite knowledgable and while yes, they do want to sell you their services, they… Continue reading Should I take my craft business full-time?

Quilting · Kid's Sewing · Crafty STEM · craft business

Kid’s Classes Now Available

  You asked! Classes are scheduled for the month of July, 2016.  Location:  All classes will be held @ Stitch N Quilt in Mableton. July 7th , 10-11:30 a.m. Crafty STEM/Electric Bracelet.  Learn about e-textiles/soft circuits as you make your very own LED bracelet.  You choose the color of bamboo felt, stitch your circuit and bling to your… Continue reading Kid’s Classes Now Available


Celebrating small victories

Sometimes the only thing that keeps you going are those small victories – professional and personal.  My school district participates in a summer reading program where kids log their reading minutes in an online program. When school resumes (5 weeks from now if you can believe it!), I am going to make the BIGGEST.DEAL.EVER. about any kid who… Continue reading Celebrating small victories