Archives for April, 2009

  1. April 24, 2009

    Ever went to a really boring Christmas party at work that you couldn’t wait to just get your gift and go home? (Or like the ones I went to, where I picked out the $10 flannel socks and was just relieved I didn’t get the singing reindeer!) I have… Read Full Post

  2. April 24, 2009

    How do you grow a company you started yourself? You hire people who love your things and can sell purses right off their shoulders! I have decided that in order to continue to build the company and spread myself out, I going to need some help! I am… Read Full Post

  3. April 24, 2009

    Yes that’s right, $10 referrals, isn’t that great! We call it the “Take 10″ discount and it really adds up. I have lots of customers who just turn in their gift certificates for $10 for all the cards they hand out and voila! they get a new… Read Full Post

  4. April 18, 2009

    People often ask me about how I got started and I start explaining how we were poor newlyweds and I needed Christmas gifts for the women on our list, and so I thought well I do have a sewing machine and I have some fabric so I will make some… Read Full Post

  5. April 18, 2009

    Well it has happened, I have been signing autographs. It’s not exactly my first,–I did sign a mug from one of my third grade teachers when I went back home recently. I made this cross-stitched mug for her when I was in her third grade class. So… Read Full Post

  6. April 14, 2009

    Hello! What a week we are having! This month the cover of Women-inc magazine features me as the cover! It is really exciting and fun to see the growth of my business. See the website at for more information on how to subscribe… Read Full Post

  7. April 7, 2009

    We had a great weekend in Shakopee MN for the Spring Festival. My twin sister Sarah and I traveled together, which is fun in itself, but we had ball selling the bags and being in our booth. (We started a few more chapters of our book together, “My… Read Full Post