Archive: October 2012

  • A Purse Insert’s BEST Friend!

    So… can you take one more post showing off one of our patterns with a “vinylized” makeover”? By now you just might be thinking I’ve gone off the deep end for iron-on vinyl, but here’s the deal… As much as I am convinced that purse inserts are the best thing to ever happen to a […]

  • The Code to our Notions Line

    So… I’ve been playing around with QR codes again.  I decided to work up a new advertisement featuring a few items from our notions line and I wanted to insert a QR code into it so folks can watch a little video I’ve prepared to go along with it. You might recall what QR codes […]

  • An Encore with “Matte”

    So…. in TWO previous posts we showed you how TERRIFIC our Porta-Pockets Purse Insert looked  all dressed-up in shiny iron-on vinyl. Whether it was Slicker by Sew Lazy or Heat n Bond by ThermoWeb, the results with the shiny vinyl were consistently terrific and impressively beautiful! Which of course begs the question… What’s Heat n […]

  • A “Sneek Peek” at Quilt Market

    So… in a previous post I told you about a brand new feature at this fall’s Quilt Market called the”Sneek Peek”. It’s a feature that’s brand new with this Market and it was described to us as a glassed-in, box-shaped display area with interior lighting located at the Main Entrance to the Market Floor. We […]

  • The “Vinylized” Porta-Pockets Pictorial

    So… in a previous post, we showed you the extraordinary results we achieved using a brand new iron-on vinyl product called Slicker by Sew Lazy, on our Porta-Pockets Purse Insert. But you know what? I was in the middle of working on that sample when I got an email from my sales rep at Brewer […]

  • It Takes a Village

    So in a previous post I told you that we’d soon be making some big changes to the way we conduct our business in order to provide me with some regular and consistent time to disconnect and recharge my batteries. Because let’s face it, our little home business has really grown since 2004 when we […]

  • Booth Evolution

    It’s almost time to head for Houston and the 2012 version of the International Quilt Market. This will be our 10th Market and I thought it might be fun (especially for our newer readers) to take a quick peek in the rear view mirror and see how our booth layout has evolved since Spring of […]

  • Product Review- Slicker by Sew Lazy

    “Slicker” by Sew Lazy Well, if the last few weeks are any indication, the 2012 version of the Fall Quilt Market is going to be rip-roarin’ FUN! We’ve already shown you a sneak peek of THREE new products that will be making their debut in Houston, Stiff Stuff by Sew Lazy Batiks by Moda Fabrics […]

  • October 2012 Handbag of the Month

    Congratulations to Caroline Millsted of Norwich, England! She‘s the winner of our September 2012 Handbag of the Month contest.  Her impressive Quattro led pretty much from the outset securing her the victory. Caroline wins a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor on our website.(Honorable mention goes to Sylvia Gerber of New […]

  • On Disconnecting

    Right before we left for Europe in August, I discovered something. I had stopped in at the Verizon store to get them to install that little “thingey” into my Android that would let me make phone calls, access my email and otherwise “stay connected” while I was overseas, but I was abruptly informed that I […]