Browsing Category Behind The Scenes

The Parasol Pattern & a ‘Tornado Shirt’…


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

(This post was written by Monica Mihajlovic, my fabulous ornament design partner. You can find out more about Monica HERE.) As any seasoned quilted ornament maker can tell you, certain fabrics do not lend themselves well to our craft. Knit, silky, stretchy, and satiny fabrics are challenging to work with, and they rarely produce the nice, ...

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On Planning Kits for the Year Ahead…


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Just wanted to share a little behind the scenes....   These first few weeks of January, Moda (the company I buy most fabric from) previews their upcoming holiday and seasonal fabrics that will be released throughout the entire year. I have to order any seasonal or Christmas now, or I won't be able to get enough for ...

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A Broken Tree Limb.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

We have just returned home after being evacuated for Hurricane Irma. I live in Port Charlotte, FL, directly on Charlotte Harbor, and our area was forecasted to receive not only terrible winds, but also catastrophic storm surge flooding. We almost didn't leave. I've always been a little bit critical of people not leaving their homes in ...

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I Am Hiring!


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Updated June 23, 2016. I am looking for someone who can help me with product creation, filling orders, etc. This is an in-person position, not virtual. Interested? Here are some of the tasks you would be helping me with: 1. Putting together various ornament kit parts, including cutting & bagging fabric, weighing and bagging pins, and cutting up ribbon ...

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My house selling / buying / moving nightmare.


Friday, October 17, 2014

I say nightmare because guess where I am? NOT on the Gulf Coast! I am still in my house. Actually, a better way to word that is that I am BACK in my house, after moving out, and then having to move back into it, 10 days later. Sigh. (<--- that's a sigh of exhaustion, frustration, and disappointment.) The ...

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never kick your washing machine.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It looks like I will be taking a few days off from ornament making, due to a washing machine mishap. Due to a sprained wrist, due to a washing machine mishap. Last week, my dinosaur of a washing machine stopped working. I was pretty positive that it was a goner, until I looked it up on ...

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