Bo Dee-Oh! Unravellings

Behind the Scenes - Here at Bo Dee-Oh!

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Behind the Scenes - Here at Bo Dee-Oh!

I realize that you all come to the store to look at the goodies for sale, but while I was busy processing some 30 yd rolls last week I thought perhaps to give you a behind the scenes look at Bo Dee-Oh! so I started taking pictures I thought I'd share here on the blog.  This is pretty much how the product arrives.  Some pallets are bigger, some are smaller, but this is a pretty average one.  This one had a bad slant on it and was pretty scary coming down that fork lift.  I had paid extra to have this one...

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JD6628 - A discount code and what does it mean?

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JD6628 - A discount code and what does it mean?

Several years ago when I started making bags, I wanted to use really neat upholstery fabrics.  Unfortunately, when something comes in a lot of colors, I am compelled to buy them.  Every one of them.  I knew I wasn't alone and I talked about creating a store where I could sell these fabrics.  I collected and collected and then talked some more.  Last winter, in the efforts to lower the inventory so I had room to move around my workspace, I began the destashing process.  As I've mentioned in other places, I met a lot of great people here on the...

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Survived the First Two Weeks

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Survived the First Two Weeks

Wow!  Bo Dee-Oh! opened quietly with little fanfare and then exploded with a box opening video in the Sew Whatever group. I had never heard of this group, but quickly realized how intertwined we all are through the affiliations of the hundreds, thousands, billions(?) of groups on Facebook!  Makes me wonder who else and what else is out there.  I'm sure that, some of it, I don't really want to find. It's gratifying that many of you took a chance and decided to order have been happily surprised by the quality of the fabrics you have received.  I'm looking forward to...

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Watch us Grow Together

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In my final years of living in the Corporate World, I turned to my life long passion of making things to keep me sane until I retired. I went through several iterations of craft material collecting, small businesses that required sitting in cold, damp and drafty tents at local shows, etc. At some point in the recent past, I decided that it would be fun to make purses. I began to collect really cool upholstery fabrics from a variety of sources. I overflowed my allotted space and it became too cramped to accomplish much. My next problem began when I...

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