Category: craft business

Bless you, Emergency Vets

Since so many of us have four-legged quality assurance supervisors in our sewing studios, thought I’d share this post. In the 25 years I’ve owned dogs, I’ve never ever needed to use emergency vet services…until a week ago! It’s very much like taking your…

And the word for 2020 is…

Empower:  “to make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.” As in empowering myself to step outside my comfort zone and step up to claim opportunities for myself in all areas of my life.  Something as simple…

Bye-Bye 2019

Don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready to put 2019 behind me!!  This year will go down as the first year everyone in the family met the deductible and out-of-pocket maximums under our health insurance policy.  Yes, we had some serious stuff…

Technical Editing – My Process

Curious as to how a tech editor fits into the pattern design process? Note:  I normally receive a copy for editing once it is in the testing phase. I print the pattern and tape it together as instructed. I read through the directions to…

Can one have too much sewing stuff?

It’s possible! Since we no longer do clubs at school, I re-homed three sewing machines and gifted fabric & notions to co-workers. The remainder of the fabric & notions came home and were promptly shoved in a closet until I had time to deal…

More Featherweight Bling

My 1964 white Singer Featherweight is a pure joy to sew on…NOW. Miss Fussypants (aka “Crystal”) had been giving me bouts of grief ever since she arrived in May. It all started with skipped stitches. She went to see the Singer technician. No more…

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