Archives for October 2011

A Use for my Bamboo Handles

I’ve had these cute bamboo handles for almost a year now and just couldn’t think of a handbag pattern or style that would look good with it. Until recently.  Enter this adorable owl cotton print I found at our local discount fabric shop in town. It’s a drapery weight, so while it wasn’t overly thick I didn’t need to use a stiff interfacing. The pink polka-dot fabric I used around the handles was a heavy home dec and I lined it with {Read More}

The Pan-Am Bag

While making a drop off at our local Goodwill I noticed their huge handbag selection in the window. Of course I had to go in and look through the racks to see if I could find anything worthwhile. Hey, for $2.00 a bag I KNOW I’ll find something worthy of taking home! So as I’m going through the racks I noticed this cute little number. The brand is Nine West and the blue leather exterior is in perfect condition. The front {Read More}

Sidetracked by my Juki

I’d like to introduce you to my new sewing machine. It’s a Juki 8700-7 born and raised in Japan. It took a month to arrive and almost killed M to put it together, but it was so worth it!  This is basically a single-needle straight stitch machine, but has tons of programming options from thread cutting to backstitching. My Juki has the potential to stitch over 5,000 stitches per minute, which coming from a Bernina Bernette 65 is very fast {Read More}

Introducing StudioPress!

Hi there! Like the current look of RS? After lots of research and lots of thinking, I purchased the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. I also purchased their child theme, Pretty Young Thing.  The layout and colors are very close to what I’m looking for, plus I am able to tweak it a bit too which has been quite fun as well. It has been frustrating at times trying to add this and change that, but the support forums over at {Read More}

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