Purse Week 2012 – My Inspiration Materials!

As I’ve said many times, I adore Japanese handbag design books. The simple clean designs, the fabric, the talent!  So as I looked through a few new books I have,  I came up with a plan (well, an idea) of what I want to do.  I am a big-bag kinda gal. I love to sew smaller bags and pouches but I find myself using totes and larger bags everyday. So my 2012 Purse Week entry will be “tote-size” but with {Read More}

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Dream Up Your Perfect Beach Bag

TGIF!! Man, my boys are jumpy today and ready for the weekend. It literally took all my energy to get them out the door and on the bus, but I did accomplish it. The Staples “NO!” button may or may not have  been brought out of a secret drawer…it’s been that type of morning.  But now that their day has begun so can mine. This week I hit the local quilt shop where I found tables of fat quarters on {Read More}

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Cute Raspberry Labels – My Review

Last year I purchased my first labels for Raspberry Sunshine handbags. I was happy with how they turned out, but not “wowed”. They are large, so I’ll probably use them in my larger totes, but I found that I really needed a smaller label that was simple and small enough to use in clutches and pouches. So off to Google I went. I found lots of sites that make labels all over the world but I just didn’t feel comfortable {Read More}

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I *Heart* Linen…part 2

The other day I shared with you my favorite linen blend, Robert Allen’s Linen-Duck in Natural. Well yesterday I received a nice little USPS package from my other favorite linen source Fabrics-Store.com. I discovered this site through some Etsy communities last year and I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality. For the most part, I stick to the 4c22-Bortovka. This is 100%Linen in a Natural Color. It is almost exactly the same color of the RA linen I use as {Read More}

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Purse Week 2012 – A Lemon Squeezy Home!

I have been a follower of A Lemon Squeezy Home since I discovered her Purse Week 2011 contest. I had just started up sewing again and told myself that if she had the contest in 2012 I’d enter. Well, in my blog feed this morning she posted the information for her 2012 contest. I am so excited to join the contest this year!! And let me say, as a SAHM I am so happy she has given such a long {Read More}

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