Merchant’s Protect Yourself Against Fraudulent Credit Card Claims


Are you a Merchant? If you’re selling your goods online, or at a brick and mortar store that  accepts credit card payments – you are considered a merchant. Beware merchants of the rules and regulations regarding credit card chargebacks, because they don’t accommodate you even if you have an iron clad contract or sales agreement. The Card…

How to Manage your Goals & Dreams in 2016!


As I shout from the mountain top looking down at my sometimes chaotic and hectic day-to-day, I want to be organized!  I want to accomplish my goals, and organize my day-to-day in 2016!  Whether its blogging, creating, sewing, home improvements, work, or family time. I found three products to help me plan and manage my day and my…

Holiday Textilbox.US Review


Have you heard of Textilbox.US? Textilbox.US contacted me about their latest DIY decorative holiday gift bag promotion used for wrapping odd-shaped gifts, or using in lieu of a stocking for stocking stuffers. “Textilbox is a DIY creative sewing box delivered to your door. Each box includes the pattern, materials and step-by-step instructions. It’s a wonderful way for novice and intermediates…

My Favorite Sewing & Pattern Making Supplies


Here are some of my new favorite sewing & pattern making supplies, and why you may need them too! I almost felt like “Oprah” when I said that….with the exception of the giveaway (for those of you that have seen the Oprah show know what I mean.) Some of you may be familiar with these supplies…

Brother XR9500PRW Sewing Machine Review Update


The holiday is approaching and I know some of you are looking to buy a new sewing machine.  Nearly two years ago I purchased the Brother XR9500PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine and now I can give you an update on my purchase.  I spent hours comparing the features and details of some of the Brother sewing…

Product Review – Vintage Singer Skirt Marker


Seam Ripper Joe…. and his Sewing Machine posted a picture of this vintage Singer Skirt Marker he bought for $6.00 (USD) at an estate sale this week and graciously allowed me to write about his great find.  I was curious and amazed that I’ve never seen this invention and didn’t know that it existed.  I immediately posted a comment “Does it measure the length? And What…