We’ve got a winner!

Thank you so much for the wonderful and sweet comments and e-mails about my Mini!  I am so glad it was well received. xoxo And now to the winner of this cute little makeup pouch! Congrats to:  Congrats to Kate and check your e-mail!  Have a great weekend everyone.  I’m finishing up my first Swoon Brooklyn this weekend and can’t wait to share it with you!

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~Pickle Dish Mini Quilt~ The Mini’s Blog Tour

Hi everyone!! My name is Cindy and I’m the gal behind Raspberry Sunshine.  I design, sew, and sell handbags for a living but I am also slowly learning how to quilt.  When I’m not sewing, I am usually spending time with my family and friends or tinkering with my vintage sewing machines. I am honored to be one of today’s The Minis Blog Tour participants.  If you’ve been following along, April 25th started the tour with 2 bloggers and their mini’s. Each day {Read More}

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Books, Books, Books! Do you love Handbag Books?

I have a *healthy* sewing library.  My Ikea Expedit bookcase has a few cubes reserved for my general ‘how to’ sewing, textiles and garment sewing.  But I also have a few cubes for my special handbag books, written and published in the United States and Japan. They are a never ending source of inspiration! Have you noticed in recent years that more books on handbag design and patterns are being released? When I started sewing handbags a few years back {Read More}

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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}

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The Totes Ma Tote by Emmaline Bags…on Steroids!

The Totes Ma Tote by Emmaline Bags is one of my favorite tote patterns out there.  It has great pocket storage with a magnetic closure and a nicely designed hidden zipper panel.  If you have sewn this pattern you know how the fabric selection can take this tote to a business room, or to the beach!  I have a customized Totes Ma Tote in my Etsy shop right now that I love.  It’s slightly smaller than the original and I modified {Read More}

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