BOTM ~ May ~ My Brooklyn

Say hi to my Brooklyn!  She’s the May BOTM club pattern and is designed by Swoon Patterns. I made this bag a few days after it was released so I’m a bit behind on the show and tell.  This is the traveler size, so if you like to carry larger bags try this size first.  My version of a traveler and others may differ though! It measures about 16″long x 10″ tall x 7″ deep when finished. For my materials, I {Read More}

~Pickle Dish Mini Quilt~ The Mini’s Blog Tour

Hi everyone!! My name is Cindy and I’m the gal behind Raspberry Sunshine.  I design, sew, and sell handbags for a living but I am also slowly learning how to quilt.  When I’m not sewing, I am usually spending time with my family and friends or tinkering with my vintage sewing machines. I am honored to be one of today’s The Minis Blog Tour participants.  If you’ve been following along, April 25th started the tour with 2 bloggers and their mini’s. Each day {Read More}

The Totes Ma Tote by Emmaline Bags…on Steroids!

The Totes Ma Tote by Emmaline Bags is one of my favorite tote patterns out there.  It has great pocket storage with a magnetic closure and a nicely designed hidden zipper panel.  If you have sewn this pattern you know how the fabric selection can take this tote to a business room, or to the beach!  I have a customized Totes Ma Tote in my Etsy shop right now that I love.  It’s slightly smaller than the original and I modified {Read More}

Exciting Metallic Linen Shop Update

I have been slowly building up my stock of my favorite Robert Kaufman linens the past few months.   The quality and style are top of the line and are so versatile.  You may see them being used in quilts and garment sewing, but did you know they are awesome for handbag and accessory making?  Last year I started stocking their Essex Yarn Dyed Linens in my Etsy shop.  They have been a great seller for me and I use {Read More}

My Polaris Bag – March’s Bag-of-the-Month

I took the month of February off from the BOM club but I’m back to share this month’s bag, The Polaris Bag by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. The Polaris bag comes with two shape options.  There is a rectangle version and the oval one which I chose.  The finished size is approx.  9” long x 6-1/2” tall x 2-1/2” deep.  Most fabric types can be used for this pattern, but I got out some upholstery leather and used that {Read More}

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