Monday, December 3, 2007

Designing Perspectives

I'm peeking around my tassel tree that is so loaded with tassels, you can barely see the little aluminum Christmas tree underneath. I had a great time picking out Coats & Clark yarn from the tons of skeins they sent me to use with my Pattiewack™ Tassl Tool. I'll be posting more holiday crafts made with yarn in the weeks to come before Christmas, so keep checking back!

I want to give a shout out to Mike Hartnett, publisher of Creative Leisure News today, for printing a new column written by me, in this issue. Creative Leisure News is a twice-monthly report with the latest news and analysis that affects business in the crafts industry.

Mike recently asked me the secret to my success as a designer and what advice I would give other designers who are struggling to grow their businesses. I didn't hesitate a moment, and quickly wrote about my 15 to 20 years of experience and the many phases I have worked through. As I wrote in the article, "I love what I do, and I never dreamed that I would evolve from a gal selling bags of appliques, to a designer who invents products and gets paid to demonstrate them in front of millions of viewers for" It was great to write down my thoughts with the hope of helping other creative people turn their talents into successful businesses.

If you want to read my column, just go to and the Article: New Columns This Issue, and then click on "Designing Perspectives" which will take you to my article. By the way, you can get a sample CLN Newsletter if you don't receive it already, and then decide if you want to subscribe later. So, let me know what you think after you read it.
Again, thanks Mike!


Charmingdesigns said...

What a FUN blog!! found you by accident, cant wait for some time so I can come back and read your earlier blogs!! Come visit me when you have a chance...Laurie

sheshedecor said...

Hi! I love your blog! I would like to read your article, but apparently you have to be a subscriber?

Anyway, love your ideas!

Sheila, Mt. Angel, OR