Archives for April 2012

Recycled Duckies

My previous post shared just how many little projects I have going on my table and in my head. Well, I spend the last few days working on a tall tote with some new fabric I found at Hancocks.   The blue exterior fabric is a medium-weight home decor with a look of denim to it. The yellow stripe I used for the lining, straps and top band is also a medium weight home decor. The fun part of this {Read More}

A Jumble of Projects

I’m currently working on a bunch of ideas. The problem is, I need to focus on ONE of them and run with it! The first idea is a pencil pouch or money pouch (see above). Please excuse the horrible top-stitching. My Consew is still acting up and while we know now what is wrong with it I still can’t use it. The stitches were on the 7 setting, and I love the length so hopefully I can use it in {Read More}

Sew, Mama, Sew!

Sew, Mama, Sew! is a fantastic online shop specializing in all things sewing, quilting and fun crafting!  I am a regular follower of their BLOG and encourage everyone to check it out. This week they started a new contest called Fat Quarter Idol.  The rules are easy and you have all week to complete your challenge and send it in. What the contest entails: (I’m summarizing, but full details can be found on their site) 1. Create a board on {Read More}

I’m afraid of a handbag. There. I said it.

My husband knows me well. He also has uber-fantastic taste when it comes to anything ME.   Many moons ago, a large box from Tiffany’s arrived at our house.  Inside it was a beautiful bracelet and soft silky drawstring bag that had this: All I could do was look at it! So pretty, with that trademark silky blue Tiffany fabric inside. The soft leather handles and fold-over lid. Sigh.  I don’t own many leather bags and have never own a {Read More}

Changing It Up

What is so fun about handbag patterns you purchase is the ability for the sewist to alter the pattern.  If you have large amounts of tracing paper or other preferred pattern making paper your options are endless.  Personally, I use craft paper for initial patterns (Actually it is a big-honkin’ roll of 18″ coloring paper I bought for my kids last summer that I use more then they do!).  Craft paper is nice because while it is strong enough for {Read More}

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