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
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!
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