Traveling Handmade – My Style –

Every time we go on an outing or vacation it is pretty much guaranteed that I will be bringing along something handmade.  It is usually a pouch and tablet sleeve, but for bigger vacations I bring a bag too. In a few weeks I will be going on my 20th Anniversary trip to Jamaica!  I am beyond excited (and a little anxious) for this adventure.  Right away I start planning outfits, luggage and of course the, “Ooh! I should make {Read More}

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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}

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Sparkly Linen Goodness ~ New Handbags ~

Wow, it’s been over a month since I posted! Geesh. With school back in session and hubby’s knee surgery over and recovery ongoing I am sewing away and using my calendar to plan all kinds of things! So please stay tuned as I have book and pattern reviews coming up as well as shop updates and current WIP to share!   With the holidays fast approaching I’m sewing during any spare moments I have.  Besides the 10 (and more coming!) {Read More}

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September BOTM! The Highline Tote by Betz White

Today is the day I can finally show off my tester Highline Tote!!  This is the September BOTM Club patter designed by Betz White. The Highline Tote is one of my favorite designs:  large and multifunctional.   And by multifunctional I mean this pretty not only has handles for a tote, but also can be worn as a sling AND a backpack! If you’re carrying your tote by the handles your straps will be attached to the front secured by {Read More}

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Signature Bags ~ New Book Review!

Oh, how I love handbags!  In the past few years I’ve seen such growth in the handmade handbag industry. Finding fabrics, interfacings, and hardware is now easier to find thanks to online retailers and in a matter of days you can stock your room full of bag making goodies.  So it’s no surprise to see handbags showing up in patterns, books and magazines.  It’s bag making heaven! Recently, I had the opportunity to review a copy of Signature Bags 12 Trend-Setting Patterns to {Read More}

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