Welcome to the New Site and Blog

Welcome to the new Specialty Outdoors site and the new blog. I’m excited to bring this live!  The hand-coded 1997 version was overdue for a makeover.  It’s been a while in the works: after some futile attempts to update the site myself, I realized I was in over my head and went to plan B, hiring some pros to help me do it. So, first of all, big thanks to Nile Sprague of www.nilestyle.com for the web help and Ted Moon of MoonVue Graphics for the graphics.

I love the new look, and hope you do too. My intent is to provide clear information about the business side of Specialty Outdoors, and to bring freshness to the “Tips” section. I may muse a little about my work.  Don’t freak if you can’t find some of the tips you may have had bookmarked: older material will be updated via blog entries, and I hope to introduce new material as I go along.

Where does “Badass Sewing for Dirtbags” come from? Not too long ago, I was introducing myself to one of the new ski patrollers at our home mountain, and that’s what he said: “I’ve heard about you! You do badass sewing for dirtbags!” That made my day, and it beats the heck out being The Zipper Lady.

You can follow me  on Facebook or right here.

Stay tuned and thanks!!

3 thoughts on “Welcome to the New Site and Blog

  1. Leslie Hanes

    Congratulations on your new site Penny, its lovely. Thank you for including Discovery Trekking Outfitters as a supplier of technical outerwear fabrics. While we are located in Canada, our products ship duty free to the US and we ship worldwide…and we appreciate you passing on our website information! For anyone reading who is unfamiliar with Penny’s work, she is well known in the industry for her expertise in outdoor repairs…and we highly recommend her!

  2. Judith

    Hi Penny!
    Love the new site! Fun to see you blogging too and happy that more folks will see your talent and expert advice.


  3. Jean

    Congrats. on the site and blog. Hope you will directly have had to add little things to it. Believe me, it’s not difficult. ie. you could add polls…which I’ve done.

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