New Pattern! The Holland Road Bag & Review

I am excited to share with you today a wonderful new pattern from Sew Sweetness called The Holland Road Bag! This is my finished tester bag.  I used a AFG print I found in my stash for the exterior, a pretty red-violet KONA cotton for the straps, and a coordinating pattern for the bag interior. This is a very quick sew.  If you are a confident beginner you will have no problems sewing up this bag. The only reason I wouldn’t {Read More}

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Adding an Adjustable Strap to your Spring Fling Bag

When I designed The Spring Fling Bag I kept the straps on the smaller size for hand-holding or resting on the forearm.  But for those who would like to have more options try an adjustable cross-body strap! They are easy to sew, plus it will free up your hands. Here are my two favorite go-to tutorials for creating various adjustable straps: 1.   Sew Sweetness –  Sara’s tutorial shows you how to make an adjustable strap with swivel clips on both {Read More}

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Free Pattern ~ The Spring Fling Bag ~

I am so excited to share with you a free new pattern I created for Sew, Mama Sew!  I’ve been giving sneak peeks on IG for a few weeks, but now I can finally share the finished product with you. My original idea came about after thinking of all the small bags I use to carry around as a young girl. (Yes, my obsession with bags has gone on a long time!)  A nice rounded bag ready to transport treasures, {Read More}

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Birthday Pillows & Spa Treatments!

  Last Saturday was oldest’s 14th birthday.  Besides the traditional birthday fun, I decided to add some more *young-man* sorts of furnishings to his room.  This boy of mine has his room set up and organized just the way he likes, so I had to make sure the changes were not big ones.  I added deep red black-out curtains that not only made his room look like a dungeon, they have been keeping drafts out too. Bonus!  I also found a {Read More}

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My Industrial Sewing Machine & Her Feet

This picture was one of the first images I shared on Raspberry Sunshine back in 2011. My Juki 8700-7 industrial sewing machine in all her glory, fresh out of the box.  I had never owned an industrial machine and worked exclusively on a very moody Bernina.  So when I start sewing and selling bags and other accessories it became clear that the Bernina wouldn’t cut it. So the hubby and I shopped around and kept coming back to Juki’s.  This {Read More}

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