Craving Spring

  I just shipped a custom order of these cute spring tea towels. There were 15 in total that a woman ordered to be a favor for a family party she is hosting next week.    It is always fun to see a large order come together. It can be tough sometimes to ensure precision and…

Those Were The Days

  My mom had found this excerpt from a 1949 Singer sewing machine manual a year ago and shared it on Facebook. Facebook reminded me of it this week and I saved it to share here. It makes me laugh every time. Why would I waste time brushing my hair before going down to the girl…

Longarm Inspiration

  I have mentioned how I am very committed to finding 15 minutes per day to focus on channeling my inner creative self. Sometimes that is reading, or sketching, or designing, or shopping for fabric. And now, sometimes that is tapping into the adult coloring craze.    I have no illusions that my coloring is especially…

Stash Building

I planned to start the year with more sewing than shopping, but it hasn’t really worked out that way. I was in San Diego last week to see a client and was able to do a drive-by at Rosie’s Quilted Cupboard. I only had a few minutes so I wasn’t able to really browse the…

Ideas from Customers

  Someimes the best ideas really do come from customers. I wrote in December about the customer, Judy, who had the idea of a series of “baby’s first” bibs. Seems obvious, but I never would have made them as a group to sell as a package. Judy’s friend bought them that way, and Judy got a…