Flashback Friday! ~ Revisiting an Epic *Fail*

It’s been 3 1/2 years since I first posted this epic fail post.   And at the time I had a lot of fails, but it’s been fun to read old posts and see how I’ve evolved as a handbag designer/sewer.  How have you evolved as a designer/sewer? I had great hopes for this bag. Sketched it out, made a pattern, etc. But when it was all said and done, it just didn’t turn out how I wanted. I really {Read More}

A New Travel Bag ~~ #vabeachvacation2015 ~~

Happy Monday morning from sunny Virginia Beach!  After a pleasant day of traveling, we arrived at our beach house with the rest of family waiting our arrival.  This is our 8th summer at this beach and our 5th in the same house. It is comforting to be in the same house. The boys grab their rooms then check out the house to see what has changed.  From there, it’s all beach time! We’re looking forward to a nice week with our {Read More}

WIP Wed: Block 19 & 20 of The 163 Japanese Patchwork Book

Early last year I started making blocks from a wonderful Japanese Book titled (roughly):   163 favorite Pattern of Patchwork .  ISBN 9784391140.  It caught my eye because I have a serious love for Japanese sewing and quilting books, but mainly because each block was deconstructed for you so you could see how to best assemble them.  By December 2014, I completed 18  8″ blocks. Not too bad! I plan on continuing this project in 2015, so today I got my book out once {Read More}

A Selfish Sewing Week Bucket Bag ~ Done! ~

After I missed Selfish Sewing Week last time around I told myself that I would try to get ahead of the game the next time so I could participate and finish something. I’ve been updating hints on my Instagram account this week, but haven’t shown my finished bag. So here it is! My bag has no name, but I can tell you I’ve had this idea in my head for some time. I am SO happy it tuned out just as {Read More}

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