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?
After many years of helping new sewing enthusiasts I have seen a lot of gimmicks. But there are some Non-Negotiable Sewing Supplies that every Sewist should have. Here's my list with links so you can fill your cart with a click of the mouse. Great Scissors! This doesn't mean super expensive scissors. Great scissors can be affordable and they will stand up to projects over time IF … [Read more...] about The Beginner’s Top 10 Sewing Supply Must Haves!
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!
After helping service machines this past year I have come to realize that the vast number of 'issues' people are experiencing with their machines are no more than simple maintenance issues or machine misunderstandings. Very few machines are actually broken and even fewer are non-repairable. Does that shock you? Well this might come as an even bigger shock - I'm about ready to spill the inside … [Read more...] about HOME REPAIRS! The Top 11 Reasons ‘You Think’ Your Machine is Broken