April 1st ~ Time for a new BOTM ~ The Moxie!

Happy April!  Are you ready for the newest member of the Bag of the Month Club?  I had the pleasure of testing this months pattern, the Moxie Crossbody Bag. Isn’t she a cutie?  I am sad to say I ran out of time and couldn’t test the gorgeous Carry-out Carry-all Bag. HAHA! Moxie was created by the super talented Betz White. Her well written patterns, visual aids and style are a favorite of mine and they’ll be yours too.  Here are some close up {Read More}

My New Cora Handbag ~ SOTAK Handmade Patterns ~

If you’ve read my blog or searched the archives, you know how much I love to test handbag patterns for wonderful designers.  It’s a great way to learn new skills and in the end you have gorgeous bag to enjoy! Today I’m excited to show you the Cora Handbag, a new pattern by  SOTAK Handmade. Although I wear handbags of all shapes and sized, the boxed tote style gets used the most.  Cora’s finished shape comes in at 12 ½” wide {Read More}

January’s New Pattern Make ~ The Kristin Bag ~

I like to try new bag patterns once a month if I can squeeze in the time.  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 Kristin Bag.  To see previous months reviews read March,  February , January, and November, or type in ‘Pattern Reviews’ in the search bar to read more! The Kristin Bag is a PDF pattern that is sent to you immediately after {Read More}

Red Rabbit Mercantile’s ~ Waxed Canvas Bramble Bag Kit ~

After spending the past week in Jamaica I didn’t realize how hard it would be to get back in the swing of things! Slowly but surely I’m getting there, but it helps when I have some great custom orders on the table ready to sew and a really neat handbag kit to share with you today. Before I left on vacation I had the opportunity to try out a pattern that uses waxed canvas as the main fabric. Ya’ll know {Read More}

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}

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