How to set up a Simple Craft Show Table that looks great!

How to set up a Simple Craft Show Table that looks great!

Last week I participated in a pop up craft show in downtown Pittsburgh.  Although the show was not well attended and I felt silly for not having researched it properly (the location and glamour of who was running it fooled me!) I did create a nice, simple table that I thought would be great to share.  This table would be really easy for anyone to recreate on a budget but still look professional.  For more detailed info on starting a sewing...

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Sewing Business Series: Behind the scenes with my current Social Media Strategy

Sewing Business Series:  Behind the scenes with my current Social Media Strategy

I thought some of you might be interested in how I am running my sewing business behind the scenes.  Someone who write about this quite a bit is Abby from While She Naps  if you want to really learn some good info and detail- like in depth extensive detail, you can go check out her blog. I find myself easily overwhelmed by too much info on how to run my business.  I am keeping my head afloat by using simple strategies and trying to be...

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Gingercake’s Big Sale & New Secret Weapon

Gingercake’s Big Sale & New Secret Weapon

Sale time!  For 10 days, 30% ALL PDF SEWING PATTERNS.  This is the biggest sale I do each year.  The only time every pattern is on sale for that big of a discount.  So, stock up and start making! Another thing I wanted to share with you is my newest secret weapon to make beautiful and professional graphics.  No, I didn’t purchase anthing expensive or hire anyone.  I am now using CANVA.  Have you heard of it?  It is pretty awesome and...

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2 shows! GULP… But 2 shows is not as hard as you think!

2 shows!  GULP… But 2 shows is not as hard as you think!

I applied to 2 fabulous shows in Pittsburgh this holiday season and got into both of them!  My first reaction was YAY!!!  My next reaction was OH MY GOODNESS- I have a lot of work to do.  But it’s fun work- good creative work! I found out this news several weeks ago and have already been sewing up some things- crayon holders, modern folksy kitties, market bags, etc.  I haven’t done a big show in awhile (actually, since before my...

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Great Big Tote Bags by BeachBabyDesign

Great Big Tote Bags by BeachBabyDesign

This morning I got an email from Tina of Beach Baby Design on Etsy.  She wanted to let me know that she made some great big totes (a pattern from my book, Sewing to Sell) and listed them in her etsy shop.  These are so fun, summery and beachy, I really wanted to share.  Head over to Tina’s Shop to read more about these fabulous bags (and zipper pouches- another pattern from Sewing to Sell!) You can click on the photos to take you directly...

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Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Spring 2015

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Spring 2015

I love Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!  This week I am giving away a signed (cuz I’m so not famous) copy of my book,  Sewing to Sell.   This book is a great resource for starting a sewing business AND it offers 16 copyright free sewing projects. I made these 3 quick and Cool Grocery Totes (a pattern from Sewing to Sell) for my mama for Mother’s day.  It is one of my favorite projects from the book since it’s quick, there is little...

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The last but not least from Sewing to Sell Blog Tour

The last but not least from Sewing to Sell Blog Tour

Yes- it’s true.  My blog tour of Sewing To Sell is over.  Sigh.  It was so so wonderful to see all the things made and read all the nice things said about my book.  I truly hope the book is out there helping people follow their dreams and start their own handmade businesses.  We gave away over 25 books on this blog tour!  It was so fun. I shared all these on my Facebook page, my instgram and even my newsletter.  But, just in case you...

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Lots of things being sewn! Just not by me…

Lots of things being sewn!  Just not by me…

I cannot seem to start sewing!  Who knows how to break sewing block in the new year?   Oh well, maybe I should just start making a huge scrap quilt or something crazy like that.  That would get me going, right?? BUT, these wonderful bloggers below have been sewing things for the Sewing to Sell Blog Tour.   The feeling of seeing someone sew something from your book is pretty fantastic.  And these ladies are so so good! First, Vanessa sewed this...

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Sewing to Sell Blog Tour Update

Sewing to Sell Blog Tour Update

The Sewing to Sell Blog tour is still going strong!  Last week, Jenny from The Southern Institute wrote about getting your finances in order when starting (or fixing up!) a handmade business.  Be sure to go over and read her blog post– you might learn something new and valuable… Yesterday, Shannon from Little Luvins shared this beautiful tablet sleeve she made from a project in the book.  I love this arizona fabric combo,...

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Pin Cushions and Placemats- Back to the Basics with Sewing to Sell

Pin Cushions and Placemats- Back to the Basics with Sewing to Sell

Two of my favorite bloggers reviewed Sewing to Sell this week so far- Tara Faul of Girl Like the Sea and Monica Swift of Adirondack Inspired. First, Tara tried out the boxy pin cushion.  Can you believe that she has never sewn a pin cushion before?  This one is gorgeous.  Head over to her blog, Girl Like the Sea and read about photo taking, sewing style, and pin cushions.  Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of the book! This morning,...

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American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast with Moi…

American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast with Moi…

  I will be chatting with the lovely Pat Sloan on American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast today.  I am so excited.  She seems so nice and I am looking forward to chatting about my book.  Come listen so I know I have some supporters out there!  here is the link to go to at 4:00 EST.  I will be on at about 4:10. http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/radio/index.html If you don’t make it to listen today,  it will be on the website to listen...

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Sewing to Sell Blog Tour

Sewing to Sell Blog Tour

I am so pleased to present the entire list of bloggers who are reviewing Sewing to Sell!   I am crazy excited to see what they all will say about the book and what wonderful extra information WE are going to learn from reading their blog posts on this topic.  I mean WE because even though I wrote this book, and I learned so much in the process, this is conversation that will continue and evolve as long as online selling and craft shows exist,...

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