May’s New Pattern Make ~ The Jessica Fold Over Wristlet ~

I like to try new bag patterns once a month.  Sometimes they are from new to me designers, other times they are from designers I enjoy.  This month I am sharing a pattern from iThinkSew called the Jessica Foldover Wristlet.  To see previous months reviews read March,  February , January, and November.What woman doesn’t like a cute wristlet or clutch that we can cram full of our everyday needs? I tend to create smaller wristlet patterns that are used for one or two specific purposes. Money, make-up, {Read More}

~My New Oslo Craft Bag~

I love reading the London-based Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine on my iPad.  It’s not just quilting goodness I’ll see each month either.  Many times a quick pouch, bag or other small quick sew is presented as well. Issue 34 arrived recently and in it was The Oslo Craft Bag by Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness. Who can resist sewing up a bag designed just for our crafts?!  I was also in desperate need of a storage solution next to {Read More}

My Tutti Fruity Penny Pinchers ~ A Betz White Pattern ~

I had the opportunity to test a new and unique pattern recently from Betz White.  Called the Tutti Fruity Penny Pinchers, these cute little fruits are actually coin pouches with a hidden flex-frame closure! I was a little nervous at first to start these pouches.  I don’t typically work with felt or do much embroidery, and these involve both.  After reading through the pattern though it looked like a quick sew and I jumped right in.  It’s always fun to learn {Read More}

~Knitting Without Needles ~ My Infinity Scarf

Many of you know that knitting is the one craft I don’t really *do*.  Well, I’d like to but I don’t seem to have the skill for it.  My many attempts at scarf making has yielded a scarf with a few large random holes and one with severe tension issues.  So while I love seeing Instagram feeds with beautiful knitted items, mine will never be one of them. Before Christmas I started seeing images about new book called Knitting Without {Read More}

Now Available!! ~ The Diane Tote Pdf Pattern ~

The Diane Tote on the cover was made using Fantasia from Sara Lawson for Art Gallery Fabrics. Say hello to my first pdf pattern, The Diane Tote!  This pattern has been a long time coming but I she is finally ready to be released into the world. I have been wanting to start making downloadable patterns for some time now.  My biggest obstacle was more of a confidence thing, rather than actual creating pattern and sewing it.  More importantly, I {Read More}

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