My Polaris Bag – March’s Bag-of-the-Month

I took the month of February off from the BOM club but I’m back to share this month’s bag, The Polaris Bag by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. The Polaris bag comes with two shape options.  There is a rectangle version and the oval one which I chose.  The finished size is approx.  9” long x 6-1/2” tall x 2-1/2” deep.  Most fabric types can be used for this pattern, but I got out some upholstery leather and used that {Read More}

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~ The 1718 Coverlet ~ Top is Done!!

In February of 2015 I joined my first online quilt-a-long, The 1718 Coverlet by Susan Briscoe.  I’m a history buff so when I read the history of this quilt I decided to jump in and give it a try.  And with so many talented and experienced quilters sewing along, I knew help would be available for me. Each month for the past year Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsinger have listed a group of blocks from the book for us to {Read More}

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~Knitting Without Needles ~ My Infinity Scarf

Many of you know that knitting is the one craft I don’t really *do*.  Well, I’d like to but I don’t seem to have the skill for it.  My many attempts at scarf making has yielded a scarf with a few large random holes and one with severe tension issues.  So while I love seeing Instagram feeds with beautiful knitted items, mine will never be one of them. Before Christmas I started seeing images about new book called Knitting Without {Read More}

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Now Available!! ~ The Diane Tote Pdf Pattern ~

The Diane Tote on the cover was made using Fantasia from Sara Lawson for Art Gallery Fabrics. Say hello to my first pdf pattern, The Diane Tote!  This pattern has been a long time coming but I she is finally ready to be released into the world. I have been wanting to start making downloadable patterns for some time now.  My biggest obstacle was more of a confidence thing, rather than actual creating pattern and sewing it.  More importantly, I {Read More}

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TBT ~ I’m ripping apart handbags!

Here is a blog post I originally wrote almost 4 years ago but still rings SO true for handbag makers.  How to find expensive bag hardware besides online retailers…thrifting!  Enjoy your Thursday. Don’t shoot me, but I spent some time yesterday ripping apart handbags. Not mine or a fancy brand, but some random old handbags I found at the local thrift store. I was tempted to keep the green one, but my boys vetoed that so it went into the {Read More}

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