Traveling Handmade – My Style –

Every time we go on an outing or vacation it is pretty much guaranteed that I will be bringing along something handmade.  It is usually a pouch and tablet sleeve, but for bigger vacations I bring a bag too. In a few weeks I will be going on my 20th Anniversary trip to Jamaica!  I am beyond excited (and a little anxious) for this adventure.  Right away I start planning outfits, luggage and of course the, “Ooh! I should make {Read More}

Sew4Home Bags and Totes ~ A Review ~

Oh, I have a gorgeous new handbag book to share with you today! Say hello to Sew4Home Bags and Totes – 10 Easy, Fashionable Projects Anyone Can Sew.  This book was created by Liz Johnson and Anne Adams, the founders and current managing editors of Sew4Home. Since 2009, Sew4Home has created a TON of on trend projects for the DIY enthusiast.  And don’t let their name fool you.  Yes, they have projects for bed, bath and beyond, but they have quite a long list of {Read More}

September BOTM! The Highline Tote by Betz White

Today is the day I can finally show off my tester Highline Tote!!  This is the September BOTM Club patter designed by Betz White. The Highline Tote is one of my favorite designs:  large and multifunctional.   And by multifunctional I mean this pretty not only has handles for a tote, but also can be worn as a sling AND a backpack! If you’re carrying your tote by the handles your straps will be attached to the front secured by {Read More}

My Tortoise Bag Pair ~ A Sew Sweetness Pattern

Now that photos are uploading on my site again without issues I can share my new Tortoise Bags with you!  This is a new pattern from Sew Sweetness and if you love to carry a nice roomy bag you have to make this! The Tortoise Bag comes in 3 sizes but because I am a big bag kinda gal I started off making the large (left). I used some of the Indelible  fabric line by Katarina Rocella and Essex Yarn Dyed metallic from {Read More}

The Summer Treat Traveler using Dutch Treat Fabric by Betz White!

Oh, I’ve been SO ready to share some great new happenings on the blog lately!  There has been a lot of creating and sewing going on, but very little to share and gush over. Until now.   I had the opportunity recently to get my bag-stitchin’ hands on Betz White’s new fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs called Dutch Treat!! Betz is not only a fabulous designer of bags, a knitting queen and creates the best wool/felt designs, the gal has a {Read More}

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