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Helping Women – getting inspiration back ten-fold

I am honored to get asked to sponsor different kinds of seminars, sewing circles, blog hops, and sewing retreats.  I have found that I often get inspired by the wonderful work that the women come up with.  Recently, Elaine of Dashasel Sews and Emily of Mommy’s Nap Time (LOVE the name!  Why didn’t I think of that?) hosted their first pouch hop called the Happy Little Pouch Hop.  I’ve been very impressed by the creativity and variety of pouches that the participants have come up with.  Here’s a sample of a few.  Click on it to get to the Flickr blog hop photos.

Look at the variety and the fabrics!  Love that little fish pouch!!!

Look at the variety and the fabrics! Love that little fish pouch!!!

And here are some clutches made by some crafty and artistic women.

This clutch is made by Elaine.  A little bee brooch would be brillant!

This clutch is made by Elaine. A little bee brooch would be brillant!

This coin clutch is made by Darci Bee

This coin clutch is made by Darci Bee

I absolutely LOVE this little coin clutch.  Diane did a superb design!

I absolutely LOVE this little coin clutch. Diane did a superb design!

Diane's second creation - a colorful mosaic!

Diane’s second creation – a colorful mosaic!

This is one of Diane's newer clutch designs.

This is one of Diane’s newer clutch designs.

Elaine's colorful clutch!  Would be great with color-block a-line dress!

Elaine’s colorful clutch! Would be great with color-block A-line dress!

Elaine's Oh Deer Pouch #1.

Elaine’s Oh Deer Pouch #1.

I absolutely love Elaine's Oh Deer pouch #2.  How darling is this??

I absolutely love Elaine’s Oh Deer pouch #2. How darling is this??

So hop over to Elaine’s blog and check out her amazing work.  You can also see Emily’s finished quilts at her blog, too.  Both amazing women.  I hope you get inspired by all these fabrics and designs!

~Winn

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February 1, 2013 Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Elegant Clutches

I’ve been reading stories about brides getting married on 12/12/12, and my dear friend Yvonne is one them!  And that reminded me of the elegant clutches made by Cynthia at Belle Jou Jou.  Her massive collection is just chockful of clutches made with sumptuous materials like lace, satin, silk and brocade.

Gorgeous bride with her equally gorgeous clutch by Cynthia!

Gorgeous bride with her equally gorgeous clutch by Cynthia!

But it’s just not bridal clutches.  Belle Jou Jou has over 7 pages of clutches at the shop so the selection is quite good for the picking.

This hand-crated floral piece on this clutch really takes the clutch from classic to divine!

This hand-crated floral piece on this clutch really takes the clutch from classic to divine!

This delicate lace clutch would be ideal with your LBD at the holiday party!

This delicate lace clutch would be ideal with your LBD at the holiday party!

All of Cynthia's clutches are made with beautiful inner material such as this beauty, here.

All of Cynthia’s clutches are made with beautiful inner material such as this beauty, here.

Go check Cynthia’s clutches out!  I hope you find that perfect gift for the loved one on your list!

December 12, 2012 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Putting Women in Business – another avenue for some

Hey y’all!  (That’s my Oklahoma in me coming at ‘cha!)

Hope you are doing well.  While I’m trying to live stream my annual free concert, aka The Annual Grammy Awards, I thought I’d do a quick post on a news article I just read.

As you know, my motto is “Putting Women in Business” and that’s what I’ve aimed to do these past years.  I know how few and far between the jobs are for part-time workers.  This is especially true for stay-at-home moms who want to work while the kids are napping, in school, or at nights.  I also have many nurses, teachers, retirees, and college students as customers trying to exercise their creative freedom while making some side income during evenings and weekends as well.

So for those who are English teachers, in this article posted in USA Today Tech section, the tech writer has vetted 3 online companies that will allow you to make some income.  Give it a read and find out if this is something that you would be interested in doing.  I know, this has nothing to do with making clutches but it will benefit some of you.  This industry is rapidly growing.  And after having traveled recently to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, and Japan, I can attest to how many people know some English on this side of the globe.  Do you how in the US a lot of our kids in public school learn Spanish as an elective? Well, the Vietnamese kids here all start learning English beginning in the 3rd grade.  I am AMAZED at the number of people who speak 2 (or more) languages in the places that I have traveled.  The American culture (good and bad) is imported to all corners of the world.  One of these days, I’ll snap a pic of those American cultural snippets that I see during my travels.

Have a great week!

~Winn

February 12, 2012 Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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