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Leg Warmers--Are they Back?

I think leg warmer's are back. Is it because we like them as an added accessory or is it because they help us keep warm since we had to lower the temperature to reduce the gas or electric bill? Well for whatever reason they are back. I'm running a special on leg warmers so I can make room for more. LOL They are now half price. For only $4 you can own a pair of designer one or two-of-a-kind!

Are you Entrepreneur Material?

"Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't."
— Unknown Author
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Definitions of Entrepreneurship - Is it in you? Is it in me?

Entrepreneurship is the act of being an entrepreneur, which is a French word meaning "one who undertakes an endeavor". Entrepreneurs assemble resources including innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods. ...

An entrepreneur is a person who has possession of a new enterprise, venture or idea and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome. The term is originally a loanword from French and was first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon. ...

the art or science of innovation and risk-taking for profit in business; the quality of being an entrepreneur

entrepreneur - someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it

One speci…

Circular Scarf

This is one of my new and latest designs. It is very functional yet classy at the same time. You can wear it many different ways. It you double it around neck it gives you added warmth and protection from the cold. A single wrap will dress up a simple black dress or top. I wish I had designed this before Christmas because it would make a perfect gift for that someone special.

Bronze/Black Grommet Purse

This purse I made for a Christmas gift for a special sister-in-law! I hope she likes it. I liked the bronze colored fabric and the decorative yarn.

Going Crazy with Grommet Bags

Here are another two grommet bags. They are so cute and pictured here with matching wallets.

More Grommet Purses

I'm having a great time teaching this class. If anyone is interested please contact me. It really neat to see all the fun fabrics that my students choose. Check out the pictures, Kristen finished hers but Tiffany and her sister had to leave early so I hope to get pictures when they are finished. They used similar color fabrics but they look very different. I forgot to get a picture of the wallet. You can always ask Kristen to see hers! Remember I teach class on Friday so sign up by contacting me. Oh, and please note my youngest student. It goes to prove that you are never too young to learn to so!! I don't want to hear that excuse. LOL Thanks!

Wine Bottle Sweater

A wine bottle sweater made out of old sweaters. Just another cool way to recycle. My question is would you pay $5 for one? Is is practical, functional or just cute. I think it's a little bit of all three I just want to hear what you have to say!!

Haute Handbags - Spring 2011

Woohoo I just received some AWESOME news!!!
Hello Lorraine Giannetto-Glach,
Congratulations! The following submission is appearing in the gallery section of Haute Handbags Spring 2011!
Sweater to purse (white, came with matching gloves that are being used in Altered Couture)
Please fill out the attached questionnaire no later than Friday, December 17 , 2010.
Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. You will be receiving a free issue of this publication.
P.S. While we are planning on using your piece in the Spring issue, this item may be used for a future issue. If this occurs, you will be notified. Thank you for your flexibility.
Beth Livesay
Stampington & Company
Managing Editor

Grommet Purses

More Grommet Purses - I love the choice of colors and the contrast. Way to go Isabella and Loretta! Can't wait to do it again.

Wine Bottle Sweaters

Okay you shouldn't let your wine bottle go without a sweater. Perfect for gifts too!! Can you guess what I made them from?

Half Aprons

I bet you can't guess what I made these half aprons from. Give it a try!

My Song

Praise God! Thank God!
I serve a God of second chances.
What He did for me
He can do for you.

It took me forty years to learn to live
He set me free!
I lost my todays
to worries about tomorrow
Tomorrows turn into yesterdays
Yesterdays into faded memories

I want to break the cycle
that bound me all these years
I can see its not to late for me
God has healed me
and Changed my heart.
He set me free
He gave me His PEACE
The PEACE that passes all understanding

He removed the chains that bound me
The chains that never let me live
Or realize the joy, blessings and treasures
That today holds for me!
He taught me that there are no guarantees
Treasure every moment
Enjoy it!
Live it!

Once today turns into yesterday
It's gone forever
Never to be relived
Don't live in the past -- or in regret
It's never too late to turn you life over to Jesus
So he can heal you and take away your pain!
And in return he give you His PEACE --the PEACE that
Passes all Understanding!!

Praise God! Thank God!
WE serve a God of second…

Cute Sweater Purses with matching Leg Warmers

A perfect way to get the best use out of a sweater. This was a adorable sweater and even more adorable purse and leg warmers. As you may have guessed the leg warmers were cute from the sleeves and the purse from the body of the sweater.

Embellished Book Bag

Here is a neat way to make a book bag using decorative placemats. Can't decide if I want to use the brown ribbon for shoulder strap or not. Should I use another color?

Adorable Teddy Bear

One-of-a-kind adorable teddy bear. You just can't live without. This would make a perfect gift for that hard to buy for someone. Check out I can put any color ribbon you want on teddy bear.

Snowman and Penguin Pins and Ornament

These are felt Snowman and Penguin. I have made both pin and ornament from the Snowman and only the Penguin is a pin. Great Christmas gifts for teachers and friends. Only $2 each. I love giving handmade gifts do you?

Custom Designed Sweater Purse

This is an adorable one-of-a-kind designer original sweater purse. This size is more for little girls. Do you think I should embellish it more?

John Deer Apron

Here is a custom design one-of-a-kind John Deer Apron. For those guys that like to cook, grill or even bake. What would you pay for one of these?

Spiderman Apron

Here is a Spiderman Apron - custom made and no two alike. What would you pay for something like this? It fits age 3 - 5 year olds.

What if...the fuss?

Okay so I'm walking up the stairs & I see a piece of fuss. I go to pick it up & I think, "What if it's not a piece of fuss?", Oh, the, "What if's!", do they keep your life interesting or keep you from moving on? To make a long story short I did pick up the fuss and it was a piece of fuss! Sometimes we need to look past the, "What if's!"

Keely's Hello Kitty T-shirt Dress

This was a class that I taught today! It was made from a t-shirt, tull and 1 1/2 yard of cotton fabric. I think it's just adorable. Have you see anything like it? You really have to appreciate one-of-a-kind--don't you?

Curly or Straight

I can't decide to keep it curly or go straight. Do you like curly or straight?

The American Dream

Living the American Dream. What is your American Dream?


Do you think random acts of kindness can change the world? I think so! One step at a time.

Grommet Purse

This is number two!! Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Wallet & Grommet Purse

Here you have a very simple yet elegant purse. This was a class I taught this morning. It was fun and easy!! Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Boy Apron from a Pillow Case

Recently I have been asked to make aprons for little boys--so here you have it. You are just going to love this one! I made this from a pillow case with the theme "High School Musical". I think it's really cute. I'm going to start selling them. I have spiderman fabric too! Let me know what you think.

Jessica's tote/diaper bag

This a is tote bag designed by Jessica. The colors are so vibrant. It doubles as a tote and diaper bag. Let me know what you think!

Bella's Embellished Sweat Shirt Jacket

This is an adorable sweatshirt jacket that my 6 year old student made. She is very talent young lady and yes she does most of the sewing! Let me know what you all think.

Lorraine's Original Apron Design

Here is how it all started. I had to make two aprons for the Chili Cook-off winners (one green and one red chili winner). The first ones I made were too feminine so I had to come up with an idea that worked well for either male or female winners. Well time was running out. LOL Which always seems to be the case. I was at the store trying to figure out how I could make a chili apron and nothing really came to me The next thing I knew I was leaving with several kitchen towels, 2 hand towels and several oven mitts. As you can see in the pictures this is what evolved from all this stuff. Please let me know what you think. I'm going to make my own patterns and sell them if you're interested let me know. Thanks!

/t-shirt to Pillow Case

This is an awesome idea! T-shirts make the best pillow case because they are so soft and usually 100% cotton. It's a neat way to use a t-shirt that your child might have outgrown or if it gets paint on it yet you hate to throw it away. This is a fast an easy project for any sewing level! Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Now How the Dress and Blouse Evolved

I already wrote this blog and didn't save as I was editing pictures and I lost it. LOL I just love when that happens. I just got the crestless pumpkin pie baking that the kids begged me to make so now I can redo this! I had the velor dress that is nicely embellished but it was a too big. I need an occassion to wear it before I worked on it to make it fit me. So the other day Randy and I were invited to attend a fundraiser formal dinner at the CSU Ballroom. Well with the weather a little chill I need a light jacket to wear because the dress has spaghetti straps. I took the dress in on the side seam, crisscrossed the straps at the back to take up the slack and I added a silver ruffle to the top of the bodice at neckline to tie in the silver jacket I made to wear with the dress. With the silver blouse I cut off about 9 to 10 inches, turned up to form a casing that I added elastic to so it make the jacket more fitted. I added 1/2" black ribbon to tie the jacket close with a bow. W…