I’m afraid of a handbag. There. I said it.

My husband knows me well. He also has uber-fantastic taste when it comes to anything ME.   Many moons ago, a large box from Tiffany’s arrived at our house.  Inside it was a beautiful bracelet and soft silky drawstring bag that had this: All I could do was look at it! So pretty, with that trademark silky blue Tiffany fabric inside. The soft leather handles and fold-over lid. Sigh.  I don’t own many leather bags and have never own a {Read More}

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Changing It Up

What is so fun about handbag patterns you purchase is the ability for the sewist to alter the pattern.  If you have large amounts of tracing paper or other preferred pattern making paper your options are endless.  Personally, I use craft paper for initial patterns (Actually it is a big-honkin’ roll of 18″ coloring paper I bought for my kids last summer that I use more then they do!).  Craft paper is nice because while it is strong enough for {Read More}

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The Liebster Award

I am a obsessed computer-Google searcher. I love to surf the net for anything crafty but most of all, it gives me the chance to keep up with friends I have made in my life (since we tend to move a bit…) through Facebook and Blogs. Today, I am happy to say I’ve won the Liebster Award. The Liebster Award is presented to up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers.  Thank you to my blog-friend  Natalie who created handbags like {Read More}

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Japanese Inspired Bucket Bag

My wonderful Juki was up and running this weekend. Finally! It feels nice to be at my machine again after the move even though my Consew is still acting up and dripping oil.  So Friday I grabbed a few of my Japanese bag books and decided to give one a try.  I picked out this cute pattern with the hopes of making a cute bucket-type bag to take to the pool this summer. With minimal translation and use of the excellent {Read More}

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Inspiration and the Abundance of Talent

I am constantly on the lookout design inspiration. Not just for handbag designs, but for home interiors, cooking and kid crafts.  If I’m lucky, I’ll find a great book or magazine to  jump start the creative juices. MOST of the time though I hunt for handbag inspiration and consistently find myself on websites where I rely on Google Translate to help me navigate. The books you see above I finally got unpacked and put on my shelf. I sure did miss {Read More}

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