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July 2013

Ohhhhh sometimes something will happen to remind you just how in an instant life can change.... Last week I was busy working away on my next pattern (OK....confession....browsing Pinterest BUT that's not the point! LOL) when I heard some awful blood curdling yelping! I rushed outside to find my German Shepherd, Ali, having a scuffle with my little mini foxy, Gumby......... Gumby before the Scuffle... Of course I quickly broke up the squabble....only to find that my poor little Gumby... Read more →


Welcome to the tenth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! Can you believe it? TEN weeks already! LOL The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service.... Read more →


Welcome to our new series of Pattern Designer and Sewist Interviews! Ohhh I think this is going to be so much FUN! Each Thursday I will bring you another Interview...... One week we will feature a Pattern Designer and the next week we will feature a Sewist! This week we are kicking off the series with a Pattern Designer Interview. I would like to introduce to you Samantha Hussey of Sewing Patterns by Mrs H. I first came across Samantha... Read more →


Welcome to week nine of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a... Read more →


Now....what could it be? What is it?? Ok....so I have given you a little hint! LOLL BUT this is no ordinary ipad case.....it is a little more than that BUT......that is all I am going to reveal....for now! LOLLL Oh and in case you are wondering.....I don't actually own an ipad (NOT yet anyway? LOLL) ...so hubby made me an ipad...OK....so it is a pretend ipad whose measurements mimic that of an actual ipad....sweet!...BUT I would rather a REAL ipad!... Read more →


Welcome to the eighth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add... Read more →


Buying fabric that is HALF PRICE, of course! LOLLL A couple of days ago one of my local fabric stores, Lincraft, had a HUGE sale on all their fabrics.....HALF price....including quilting fabrics! YAY! Now how could I NOT go and have a look? Of course....having a look is no fun unless you BUY something! LOLL Admittedly I think they hid their better quilting fabrics out the back for the sale...LOLL...But nevertheless I managed to score a few pieces: Half Price!... Read more →


Welcome to the seventh week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add... Read more →


As some of you may know Evelyn was my very first published bag pattern! Well....that was some time ago now so I thought it would be FUN to go back and look at where it all began and see if I can make some improvements...and I did! I am really happy to now bring you my NEW and IMPROVED version of Evelyn! Apart from new step by step photographs, I have re-visited the construction and, among a few other improvements,... Read more →


Ohhhh I just received some pics from Marilyn....she was able to score herself a copy of the Homespun Magazine and she has made Sugar & Spice! I think it is absolutely delightful so of course I asked if I can share them with you! Marilyn's Sugar & Spice! Marilyn also picked up on a little error in the magazine instructions: On step 45 (pg 77), it says to sew the side and bottom edges of the lining together. You do... Read more →


Welcome to the sixth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add... Read more →