Tutorial: Recycled Jeans Pocket Pouch!

I have seen many pictures online of bloggers recycling clothing for various purposes.  Sweaters, socks, military attire, denim, the list goes on. So when I started noticing many online pictures and stories of recycling denim, I wanted to share a pouch I enjoy making with my denim “leftovers”. This will work with most fabrics (although I have a legit fear of knits – I cannot guide you on that one!). You can probably find many tutorials on something similar, but {Read More}

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My Wonderful Package Arrived!

There is a wonderful blog I  follow called Japanese Sewing Books.  The blog is written by yifarn a mom living in Singapore, and is all about the wonderful world of Japanese sewing books!  Japanese sewing books are simple, very descriptive with great pictures and the talent is amazing. And when I started up sewing again, I found a few on ebay to read through and get ideas and inspiration from and I’ve been collecting ever since.  And yes, I cannot {Read More}

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Pinterest Friday

I love searching the web for fabulous DIY ideas. Handbags, crafts, home decor, but especially handbags.  It’s amazing what wonderful talent you can find on the WWW and how generous many of them are to share free tutorials and how-to’s. I have a two boards on Pinterest dedicated to wonderful DIY accessories.  Here are a few fantastic DIY accessories I’m lusting over this week:                               Source: {Read More}

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iPad Sketching App – Procreate

I am now taking a breather from sewing a few items for my shop. (That, and I ran out of blades for my rotary scissors!) My totes and other accessories are coming along quite nicely, but I wanted to share an app I recently found that I really love to use for my bag sketches.  Now, I’m not an artist by any means so when I share this app with you please note there is A LOT of really cool {Read More}

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Twill Tape Paint Testing

  The oldest two of our clan are off in Georgia camping with the Boy Scouts this week, so this morning I took the youngest two over to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. After lunch both boys started their aquatic playing (both real and pretend!) adventures. While they were creating a pretend shark tank out of a shoebox I decided to take out my twill tape, paint and brushes and practice with some tag making. I have this vision in {Read More}

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