I *Heart* Linen

While I sew my totes, pouches, cases and other goodies for my Etsy shop, I find myself pulling out my stash of Linen. In the past year I have accumulated quite a bit of yardage and in many brands and contents. Locally, it is very hard to find nice linen.  We have 1 fabric store and their quality would be good for bag testing at best.  So I often have to purchase online and hope that the color and feel {Read More}

A Ta-Da Tuesday

My first hooray for today was finally opening my box from Fabric.com.  The waterlogged box was waiting for me Saturday when I arrived home from vacation. Totally mashed up and in bad shape because even on my doorstep, the storms still got it. Thank goodness for plastic wrapping because the fabric was in perfect condition. After a run through the washer and dryer and a good steam ironing, my new fabric is ready to be used. If you wonder what {Read More}

Badgley Mischka?

I can honestly say that I do not associate Badgley Mischka with napkins. Until today.  There is a HomeGoods store in town and since I have been retail deprived for a few years now I drove over this morning to check it out. And wow! That store has the most random home and bath goods I have ever seen. I had the best time finding some accessories for the house and a few things for the kids (and part of {Read More}

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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