Category Archive: women entrepreneurs

Sep 29

The Voice of an Artist

“An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.” Canadian artist Julia Trops If you are a recluse and hide in your art studio creating all kinds of stuff but no one ever sees your work . . . . are you …

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Aug 05

When I grow up, I want to be . . . .

Some people seem to know from a very early age what they want to “be” or “do” when they “grow up.” I’ve heard stories of people who just “knew” when they were seven years old that they would be a school teacher, or an astronaut, or a movie star, or president of the United States. …

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May 12

Favorite Things: Learning how to self-publish

Well, right at this minute it might not be one of my favorite things, as it has been a trial-and-error process with numerous trials and lots of errors. But I think we just about have this latest project wrapped up! I’ve been working on the Ruby for Women online Christian women’s magazine for almost seven …

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Apr 13

“I work from home” sounds so pleasant

It is often a matter of survival. In today’s economy, it can be simply impossible for a mom with several young children to hold a full-time job away from home. The cost of daycare is so high, that often a mama would be working just to pay for daycare. And in the end, after all …

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Feb 14

Refashioned Treasures

Well, we are home again today with the return of the cough, cold, congestion and sore throat. I am SO ready for spring! It has been so cold around here for the past few days, that getting out of the house requires so much effort, that I’m just not up to it right now. It’s …

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Sep 04

Ink Shuffle Giveaway

It’s time for a new giveaway at Katherine’s Corner and I am joining in the fun. Every month there is a new giveaway, sponsored by Katherine’s Corner and other bloggers, so be sure to ENTER to WIN the current Ink Shuffle Giveaway and stop back often to see what’s coming up next! One winner will …

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Jun 29

Work and Play

Sometimes I get those two things mixed up. Which is easy to do when your work is pretty much the same as your play. But because it is difficult to sort out which one I’m doing at any given moment, I sometimes “play” for so many hours each day doing my “work” that I get …

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Jun 24

I think I have Creative Compulsive Disorder

My journey this spring and summer has been interesting. Sometimes God has a way of gently redirecting us from one pathway to a different one, but I’m the kind of person who always wants to know where I’m going ahead of time. As it turns out, God doesn’t usually give us a “heads up” about …

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May 20

Favorite Things Blog Hop

This has been a very busy week! I’ve been sewing every day and making great progress, so I haven’t had much time for blogging . . . . but I did take some pictures and will post some “sneak peeks” of the summer collection for Gossamer Threads Shop. I’ll do my best to pop ’round …

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May 18

“Hour-Glass Figure” or an “Hour-and-a-Half” shape

Ever since I was asked if I would consider designing a line of “plus-size” clothing for professional women (and anyone else who can’t seem to find what they like and / or what fits), I’ve been doing some research on the topic of fashion for that customer group. Well . . . did I ever …

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May 01

More Fabric has Arrived!

It is so much fun ordering fabric for the Gossamer Threads Shop summer collection! As I was sewing away yesterday, another package arrived with more fabric . . . . there is definitely something about new fabric for those of us who love to sew. This sweet combination was chosen by one of my design …

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Apr 30

Let the sewing begin!

We now have all of the fabric washed, dried, folded and ready to be cut. All of the designs for our summer collection at Gossamer Threads Shop are finalized. We have the Summer Launch Party scheduled. We have four beautiful models for our first ever fashion show to launch our summer collection. And we have …

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