Keeping it clean

So my friend have talked me into making dozen skirts for a church choir. I’ve been serging like crazy and I’m getting covered with fabric shavings everywhere. I knew I had to something about it. Well, paper bag works great for it. Tape it to your table to catch all cut threads and fabric edges. All the mess ends up in the bag and keeps your lap and floor less messy. Not a rocket science, just thought I’d share.

20120803-115614.jpg

20120803-115811.jpg

Establishing your presence online.

When you are trying to establish your presence online it is very important to have the same user name across the World Wide Web.

This proved to be quite challenging when I was starting. My chosen name “mariannadesigns” would have been taken on a lot of social networking and marketing websites. That was so frustrating, especially when people who have snatched your desired user name weren’t even named Marianna. I would have to modify it with dot, dash, etc. Little did I know there was a website just for checking your name availability across whole bunch of very popular websites. So, if you never heard about it you should check it out http://namechk.com/


This website lets you to plug in your desired name and check its availability on major websites. If your name is taken on most of them, you can edit it and check again, This is such a time saver and a great tool to check everything in one place.

And it also shows you available domain names at the top of the page.

Image

Have fun and good luck:)


Improving your picture-taking

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Just found this tutorial about how to make your own Macro Photo Studio on a budget. I’m looking forward to making one for myself and retake all the pictures of my jewelry. I’ll let you know how it goes:)

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

Hello world!

October 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, it took me awhile to start blogging, but here I am.

My name is Marianna, I live in Seattle area with my husband and two sons. I’m originally from Ukraine and moved to US in ’04.

I love sewing, knitting and crochet. My favorite hobby is sewing children’s clothing. I just love to make cute little dresses for sweet little girls.

Please like my Facebook page, visit my Etsy store and follow me on Twitter.

Thanks and come again.

Categories: Greetings