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}

Ink & Arrow Fabrics ~ Whip It Up!

Happy Friday!  I am so excited to finally share a big secret project I’ve been working on in the studio.  A few weeks ago Sew Mama Sew gave me the opportunity to sew with a new fabric line called Whip It Up from Ink & Arrow Fabrics as part of a kitchen sewing challenge.  I’ve been showing little hints on IG on what I’ve been working on but today you get to see it all! Aren’t these patterns and colors the cutest?! {Read More}

March Bag Review ~ Maisie by Swoon Patterns ~

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 new pattern from Swoon called Maisie.  To see previous months reviews read February , January, and November. My finished Maisie measures in at 12.5″ wide, 8″ tall, 6″ deep.  The measurements and finished bag may look on the smaller side but it’s really not!  I think it’s the 6″ wide gusset area with {Read More}

~Hand Stitched Leather Card Holder~

Leatherwork is something I have been interested in for some time. For the past year I have been silently researching, learning and experimenting with various leathers in my studio.  One of my 2016 goals is to continue my learning and working with leather, and to hopefully share with it with you! This past weekend I was able to finish up a personal project I started a few months back.  My first handstitched leather business card holder. I’ve had this leather {Read More}

Weekending: My Mint-Colored Singer 15-125

I love antiques.  My house has quite a few pieces of old furniture and trinkets I’ve found over the years. But my favorite antique purchases recently have been related to sewing.  Last winter I found a collection of 90 year old needlecraft magazines.  I’m not much of a stitcher, but to see the ads, prices and trends are fun to look through from time to time. When Spring rolled around in CNY the neighborhood yard sales started. I hit the jackpot {Read More}

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