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Turning Your Hobby Into a Home Business

A guest post by Maria Cannon.

Turning Your Hobby Into a Home Business

From painting, crafting, or writing stories, we all have things we do for fun. For many, these hobbies stem from long-time passions and are activities you’ve always dreamed to make a living off of.

Well, what if you could? What if your hobby could sustain itself, pay the bills, and become your career? You may be hesitant, but turning your hobby into a profession isn’t as much of a pipe dream as you might think. Here’s how you can make the transition all from the comfort of home.

The Truth About Redwork Designs

The Truth About Redwork Designs

I recently posted a question on my Facebook fan page asking how embroidery designs should be priced. Several people replied that stitch count was a good way, that "low stitch count designs like redwork" should be priced lower.

Any of you digitizers who have manually digitized even a reasonably complex redwork design probably just experienced an instant increase in blood pressure and possibly whiplash. Those of you who have only embroidered redwork are probably still nodding your heads in agreement.

So You Want to be a Digitizer

So You Want to be a Digitizer

If you’ve been embroidering for a while, you may be looking at expanding into digitizing. You’ve seen what collections sell for at your local dealer and maybe digitizing software came bundled with your new machine. How hard can it really be?

About Me

lindee crafsy ovalHi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator  in Tucson, AZ.

It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!


To inspire and nurture personal creativity and productivity by connecting embroiderers and digitizers with innovative, high-quality products and information that significantly elevate their enjoyment and experience while maximizing the use of technology. In other words, more toys and more fun!

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