I'm sure it won't surprise you at all to know that one of the top 5 ways that Makers actually turn their passion into a profession is through teaching others. I discussed it a lot in the previous section of The Maker's Guide to Making Money so there is no need to re-hash it. Teaching was not only fulfilling for our business, but it was also lucrative. So before you toss aside the idea that you … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #1 Educating Others!
Sewing with Kids
If you don't already know, Halloween is a big deal around our home! It's my daughter's favorite Holiday and we just spent the whole weekend decorating her room for the season. You might even remember last year when I made her this lovely quilt for her! Knowing it's a short season, it's easy to overlook the fun you can have decorating and sewing for Halloween. So with that in mind I … [Read more...] about 13 Simple Halloween Sewing Projects For Beginners!
Before I go into how I finally made money in my own crafty business – I want to be ULTRA clear & ULTRA Transparent! For me, personally, the idea of making a livable wage in Seattle while having the flexibility to take time off, pick my daughter up from school and support my creative community was my ultimate goal. Making CEO Compensation and working 80 hours a week was not my goal. This is … [Read more...] about How I Finally Made Money In My Crafty Business
My new obsession has to be anything 80’s! Maybe it’s coming off of a 4-day Netflix binge of Stranger Things or my need for everything to be GOLD, GOLD, SOLID GOLD. My family thinks I’m a stones’ throw away from buying a T-Top Z28 & acid wash jeans! This might explain why , as I was pondering my project for The Polka Dot Chair's Summer Sewing Series, I couldn’t quit thinking about Trapper … [Read more...] about The Crafty Book Binder Cover
To complete my project for the Summer Sewing Series with Polka Dot Chair I thought the perfect companion to the Crafty Book Binder Cover is certainly a 3-Ring Pencil Pouch! Complete with a zippered pocket to hold all of your precious belongings. With a flat zipper and individual compartments for your writing tools this 3-Ring Pencil Pouch can help you organize your life in Crafty … [Read more...] about The 3-Ring Pencil Pouch
I couldn't be more tickled to be included in the High Tea Blog Tour for my dear friend, Jera Brandvig of Quilting in the Rain & Lecien Fabrics. Jera’s first collection, High Tea, is in stores and online now & it is simply spectacular! So to give inspiration to this collection I decided to create a ‘High Tea’ Teepee that also doubles as a quilt, duvet coverlet or even a picnic … [Read more...] about The Whimsical Quilted Teepee