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Thinking of marketing your clothes or other things online? Then this video series is

Totally for YOU

Where Do U Want 2 Sell?

So, I have found a number of very cool sewers who have and are making a living sewing all on their own.  I’ll be getting some interviews from them soon.

But for those of you who have no clue about how to market, promote, make money online much less sell  your stuff… then this is for you.

This is a group of guys who are some serious 8 figure annual income earners who are putting out an awesome product right now.  This thing ends Aug 1st.

There are 4 content videos that are amazing and I get a lot out of them… and if you do nothing but watch the four intro videos, you’ve probably know more than 50% of internet marketers.

check it

The second video will tell you what it takes to make it in today’s world.

I’m amazed and I thought I knew a lot.

And that they have over $35,ooo in bonuses that are awesome helpful marketing tips (for a $499 product this is unheard of)

I got it just for one of the bonuses that I really want (comment on the post and I’ll tell you which one it is) and everything including the course is ice cream on the top.

Anyway, it closes Aug 1st.  So, if  you are looking at this page after the date… sorry.


But they will open it again sometime in December.  The problem is that it’ll be a $2,ooo product then.

Not sure if this is the direction you’re taking but it’s a great opportunity if you ever wanted to take control over the internet, work with some really cool fun people, or know all the doodads that make marketing work in today’s world.

Many blessings to you.


PS  And watch the first 2 videos… they are amazing and free.


Get Sexy in Sewing – Sarah’s story

So, I was going to do a story on “Does Sexy Sell in Sewing” and comment on how all the Pfaff marketing material spotlights an exotic woman in sexy sewn outfit.

Now, I know that works for beer commercials and cars and all kinds of things… but in sewing?

Yet, with the success of Pfaff, I can’t say that it has harmed them.

Well, I just met Sarah.

She’s a cute young gal who has been clubbing at night promoting certain liquors while she goes through nursing school.

I’m kinda shaking my head as I write this. lol.

Now she saw that as she’s been visiting with some of the strippers, people are selling them bikini’s for $45.

Now Sarah was like “What!?!

She tole me, “I know how much material goes into those skimpy suits and how much it costs.”

So she wanted to set her mom up who was home-bound with harsh arthritis to sew some cute bikinis and she’ll sell them.

So she comes in with a few trials she created.  And one problem was trying to get some elastic up the rear of the bikini bottoms to cup the buttocks appropriately.

And I have no idea.

Luckily, I shared the idea with a friend Shelley.

She was like… okay, reviewed her sewing and explained, for the bikini bottoms, you need to use a different stitch.  You have to use the three dotted zig-zag stitch.

That way there will be a nice smooth comfortable cover.

Now, I expressed some of my ignorance about the exotic dancing industry… and Sarah let me know in a PG-13 way what goes on in the industry and told a few stories.

So, I get the feeling Sexy does sell in sewing.

And sexy sewing sells well to a great niche audience.   –  What do you think?

What kind of audience do you sew to?

Leave me a comment and I’ll write back.



Quilters… I need you…


So, I was talking to this gal today, Tracy.  She was buying a new machine (a nice Janome 3160) to take home.  I asked her “What do you like to sew?”

She smiled, “All I do is quilt.”

She then went on how the old machine she has now has all kinds of noise and clanking and she’s scared it’s not going to make it.

Now, she didn’t want to talk much but I was just left wondering… why would someone just want to quilt?

So, I know a few of you are quilters out there.

And I know there are some honorable events to quilt for like the Quilts of Valor, or church Christmas giveaways etc.

But I still can’t understand the value in spending all your time and all those materials and figuring out all those patterns to a frustrating level… and only want to do quilts.

I have asked a few in the past and they just say, “Yeah.”

Hey, I have a problem simply doing clothes patterns.

So, I want quilters to tell me why they love quilting.

Please, because I don’t get you.

I’m sorry if it seems like I am being negative, because I love looking at finished quilts.  I know you will never get a price for all the time and labor put into it… yet, still you beautiful people do it.”

And most of the time give it away.

blessings to you all.


And leave a comment on why you


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Sewing by Force

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Volunteers Quilting Souls Together

July 12, 2012 1 comment

I got to speak with Debbie Turner today.

Quilting Souls Together

Debbie leads the Portland chapter of Quilts of Valor on the second Tuesday of each month.

Here is a bunch of volunteers joining together to create quilts for servicemen or veterans touched by war.  It is an gentle way to help heal a brave heart.

Debbie was surprised by the overwhelming support.  This Tuesday will only be the second time they have met, but already there are over 70 people signed up for her newsletter wanting to stay informed.

And the club is already near full.

Yet, there is always a need for quilters, materials, fabric, Long-arm Machines and even money.

There is nothing about politics in this.  This is about relationships and compassion.  As well as joining in a community of quilters for a wonderful cause.

As of today:  Iraq 4483 killed

Quilts of Valor

Afghanistan  1849 killed.

There is a need for hurting souls and families.

This week, Quilts of Valor have awarded 232 quilts to servicemen or veterans.

And they have helped create 67125 quilts since it’s inception.

There is also a chapter in West Linn at HollyHill Quilt Shoppe.

If you feel lead to volunteer, quilt, donate fabric, materials, long-arm machines, or even money… please contact Debbie Turner at

Everyone is welcome.

Many blessings my quilted souls… may your love be sewn in the threads of our lives.


PS, Leave a comment of the name of someone you know who’s a servicemen past or present.  Then like this post.

What’s Sewing in 1949.

I know this has been going round the Internet for a bit, but this is too rich.

Advice from a Singer Sewing Manual from 1949

Prepare yourself mentally for sewing.  Think about what you are going to do… never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically.  Good results are difficult when indifference predominates.

Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade.  When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing.  When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible.  Put on a clean dress.  Keep a little bag of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals.  Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick on.  If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home and you will not look naturally put together, you will not enjoy your sewing.


lol, now I don’t even know where you would get French chalk… te he.

But above all the sexual politics of the 1940s, the one thing they are trying to communicate is that sewing is to be enjoyed.  It is a privilege and delight.

We must enjoy it.

Have a beautiful day.


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Watched Kids Learn to Sew at Camp

July 10, 2012 2 comments

Sometimes there is nothing cooler than seeing a bunch of little girls focused and challenged creatively and finding a gift that may last a lifetime.

In Beaverton, Nancy Bishop was teaching two classes of kids camp.  Their first project was a pot holder.  Lol, I sure wish my first project was less ambitious.

I tried to make nightclothes for my two children.

I wasted a lot of fabric and took a lot of frustrating moments to figure out cutting out a pattern correctly.

But here are a little over a dozen kids from eight to thirteen who are focused, quiet intensity, accomplishing tasks and finishing their work.

I great big hurray for all of them.

And they will be back tomorrow morning to start again.

I’m proud of them.

Actually, I kinda envy them.

I didn’t have much for talents or life-skills when I was a child.

And that makes me very happy for these girls.

Many blessings and have a great sewing day.


PS, leave a comment telling us what your first project was.  I’d love to hear it.