Call for Pattern Testers!! ~ The Diane Tote ~

I’m in the middle of a few big projects right now, but I promised earlier I’d let you all know when The Diane Tote was ready for testing.  So here I am! If you read my Diane Tote Post last week, I introduced you to my first soon-to-be released first E-pattern. At a comfy 16″ x 3″ x 4″ she is sure to fit your everyday items and more.  And now, 4 nice prototypes later I need a few of {Read More}

New Pattern! The Holland Road Bag & Review

I am excited to share with you today a wonderful new pattern from Sew Sweetness called The Holland Road Bag! This is my finished tester bag.  I used a AFG print I found in my stash for the exterior, a pretty red-violet KONA cotton for the straps, and a coordinating pattern for the bag interior. This is a very quick sew.  If you are a confident beginner you will have no problems sewing up this bag. The only reason I wouldn’t {Read More}

Writing Handbag Patterns

I have been pattern testing handbags for a few years now and love it. I have learned so many new techniques an for some reason, I really enjoy the editing and the process of how patterns are written.  So can somebody tell me why I am struggling so much with writing my own pattern!?!?!  I have a ton of ideas and samples in my studio, but getting through this first one is proving difficult. I have pattern pieces done and have {Read More}

The Retro Rucksack Inspiration Tour (Day 5)

Hi everyone!  If you are visiting from Radiant Home Studio I welcome you to Raspberry Sunshine! My name is Cindy and I am a SAHM to 3 wonderful boys and wife to my HS sweetheart. We currently live in the Central New York area, but if you read my blog often you know that can change every few years!  I have had a love of handbags since I was a little girl, so when my youngest finally started school I {Read More}

~Introducing My Totes Ma Tote Bag by Emmaline Bags~

I am so excited to finally share my Totes ma Tote Bag with you today!  This is the newest pattern release by Janelle MacKay of Emmaline Bags and boy is it another great one!  Once I read through the pattern, I knew I had to make the Totes in a fun summery print! It’s finally warm(er) here so time to celebrate and be happy, right? The only alterations I made to my tote was the substitution of round screw-in grommets {Read More}

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