Let the Christmas Projects Begin!

I don’t know why, but all those Christmas commercials I’m seeing on TV are  making me want to whip out all my holiday decorations and get to work. Everyone else in the house is not quite ready yet, so I am going to start working on some projects I’ve had printed out for awhile. The first one is some pom-pom garland to decorate around each of the boys doors. I purchased the yarn in darker jewel tones to be more “masculine”. {Read More}

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The Bias Tape Bag

I have had this bag idea in my head for awhile, but never dug into it until recently.  The idea I had was to take a nice small tote and add a colorful fabric accent to it in a different way. I sketched it all out and came up with The Bias Handle Bag. I am so happy with how it turned out. But if you have made handbags before, you know that MOST of the time your final product {Read More}

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Pattern Testing: Convertible clutch / 2 in 1 bag pattern from LBG Studio

Now that I’ve got my blog started, I can share a photo of the Convertible Clutch 2-in-1 Bag I recently tested for Little Big Girl Studio. If you haven’t had a chance to check out LBG Studio you’re in for a treat. I have been following her blog for some time now and really enjoy reading her tips and ideas. You will also find patterns and tutorials for crafters of all ages and experience levels. This was the first time I {Read More}

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A Japanese Inspired Bag

Over the summer I found a handbag pattern online. It looked like it was scanned and uploaded, but the pictures were clear and easy to follow. The problem? It was in Japanese…  If you are an experienced sewist (is that the right word?) you can sometimes follow a pattern by pictures alone. But for this pattern, I needed some assistance. Thank goodness for my MacBook Pro and Google Translate! I was able to adapt it into a clear set of {Read More}

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A Use for my Bamboo Handles

I’ve had these cute bamboo handles for almost a year now and just couldn’t think of a handbag pattern or style that would look good with it. Until recently.  Enter this adorable owl cotton print I found at our local discount fabric shop in town. It’s a drapery weight, so while it wasn’t overly thick I didn’t need to use a stiff interfacing. The pink polka-dot fabric I used around the handles was a heavy home dec and I lined it with {Read More}

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