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Guest Lecturing a Pleasant Surprise

I was asked to guest lecture in September for a Textiles Interior Design class at a small university.  It was an out-of-the-box type of endeavor for me. Despite having majored in broadcasting, I don’t enjoy public speaking. My comfort is small groups or one-on-one with …

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Drapes – One Big Wall of Windows

This was my final drapery installation for 2015, and it was a whopper – drapes to span an impressive 192 inches. It all began with a call from Judy …” Colleen do you remember when you helped me with drapes in….” I love getting a …

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Riverwind Project

Closing out 2015 with the completion of the Riverwind project felt great. This was a project collaboration which began two years ago. Interior designer and friend, Patti Dudley brought me in to help on window coverings, some of the furniture re-upholstery, and fabric recommendations for …

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Choosing Fabric for Home Decor

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait When it comes to home design we are all so anxious to have that item once we have made a decision. It may take us weeks to select a new chair, but once we do we want it …

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Making Cushions

Making Cushions, Cushions, and more Cushions In a four month period Sew What Sew Anything was busy making cushions. we re-covered, or made brand new, 33 cushions for clients. It all started with the re-making of six cushions for a Pottery Barn wicker sectional. The …

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Customer Problem Solved

A Customer Problem Solved or How I Sold a Twofer I love to get this type of phone call: “I’m not sure if they make this product but…” and the caller goes on to describe to me what the problem is that they are having …

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Window Treatments with Grommets

The Saga of the The Big Green Machine People often avoid situations that require them to learn something new, my big fear was window treatments with grommets. Well, that was the case for me not too long ago. There is this client that I have …

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Diary of a Home and Garden Show Novice

Wondering about getting a booth at the Home and Garden Show? Sometimes I feel like it is a roll of the dice to get the word out to the community about your business. This is especially true for small businesses like mine. Each year I …

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