In 2010 my husband and I opened a boutique fabric shop in our neighborhood lovingly named The West Seattle Fabric Company. The Community had recently lost a large, corporate fabric and craft store 2 years prior so there was certainly a need for a convenient place to buy threads, notions and the basics needed for sewing. I personally had a strong desire to create a place that wasn’t fussy but … [Read more...] about Don’t Make the Same Mistakes I Made…PLEASE!
Let's debunk the idea that having a creative small business is easy, fun and prosperous. You see, over the past 7 years I’ve had countless customers, friends and strangers tell me that they are interested in going into business. Some of them are much more intuitive than I was, with plans to have an experiential business from the start. Others told me that they want to open a retail shop … [Read more...] about Why I Created The Maker’s Guide To Making Money
A Maker’s Guide to Making Money was created with one specific type of person in mind. Who? A Creative Soul who wants to make money doing what they love! That might seem broad but the truth is there are so many creative souls in this world that have talent and inspiration to share. I developed this guide as a pathway to make money for stay-at-home moms, creatives who want to earn extra money … [Read more...] about Is The Maker’s Guide to Making Money Right For You?
You may remember that back in February I asked Greg, my sports, music and television lovin' husband if he would mind if we turned our media room into a full fledged sewing studio. Mind you, he'd already given up a large plot of his 'media room real estate' when we brought in the long arm quilting machine. To be honest, I really didn't think he'd go for it - but my husband 'tries' to follow the … [Read more...] about My Sewing Studio!
If you are a creative person you should be blogging. Period. I believe this so completely and I want to share my reasons why! As you all are well aware I've been in a creative business since 2010 but only dedicating my time to blogging over the past 8ish months. I wish with every fiber of my creative being that I'd started blogging on day one. I didn't understand why it was important and kind … [Read more...] about The 3 Reasons Every Creative Person Should Be Blogging!
Our home studio makeover is in full swing. I have spend the past 3 days painting, painting and more painting. But I'm finally at the point where our space is a blank canvas. Since we so often only see the before and after I thought I'd take you along with some 'during' photos! The Fireplace So the fireplace and surrounding walls are painted and I couldn't be happier. Originally I had … [Read more...] about Progress Report – Our Home Studio Makeover