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October 2013

Some people's creativity simply blows me away! You know....the type of person that seems to be great at EVERYTHING they do....crafts, sewing, pattern making, decorating....blogging, you name it! (WHERE was I when all these talents were being handed out? I must have been hiding somewhere waaaayyy out the back of Burke!)..... Anyway......My next interviewee may not have a lot to say BUT she sure has a lot to show! Melissa Mortenson's blog, Polkadot Chair, is one you do NOT want... Read more →


Welcome to the twenty third 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... Read more →


Recently I invited Liz Schaffner from Moments to do a guest post for me, on making straps, since her straps always look so darn perfect! LOL I must admit to being tickled pink that she accepted as she has such a beaut sense of humour and her blog posts are always such FUN to read! :) So it is with great pleasure I hand this post over to Liz: I have had a few people ask me how I get... Read more →


Firstly I would like to say that my thoughts, like many of you, are with all those people battling the blazes and suffering tremedous loses from the fires here in Aus at the moment....Of course I, like many, feel so powerless as I sit watching the horrible scenes unfolding on the TV. Life lost and the heartache of so many who have lost their home and indeed everything barr the clothes on their backs.... Such a long road ahead for... Read more →


Welcome to the twenty second 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... Read more →


WOW...another week has flown by! It seems more like a month since the last Interview as I've had a really eventful week with my eldest daughter moving out of home and into her first flat! Helping her move and get settled into her new home has been quite an emotionally draining experience BUT......now that she is settled, hopefully I will have more time for ME and my sewing? We shall see! LOLLLL Meanwhile...I would like to introduce to you a... Read more →


Welcome to the twenty first 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... Read more →


This week I am introducing you to a sewist I 'met' via Etsy waaaayyyy back in early January 2011! She was one of my first customers and at the time she had purchased my Evelyn pattern. Shortly after I sent it out to her, I had to send her an amended version...YIKES! I will never forget the feeling of horror when I discovered my newly released pattern had errors in it! .....That was back in the days before I discovered... Read more →


Welcome to the twentieth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! (WOW! WHERE has the time gone??) 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... Read more →


Unfortunately I only ever met one of my grandma's and only for a few short weeks when I was eight, as they lived in another country! I really think my own kids are truly lucky to have at least one set of their grandparents in their lives on a regular basis....They enrich their lives in so many ways.....I feel sad that I never really got to know mine! Our next interviewee’s grandma did a great job inspiring and encouraging....as I... Read more →


I know that I have blown my trumpet on Lombard Street quite a bit lately BUT today I would like to share a few more of my pattern testers photos with you anyway! These Ladies didn't quite make it in time to meet my deadline (should I say rediculous deadline??) and the introductory posting on my new Lombard Street bag BUT.....I can't help myself....everyone has done such a great job, it is hard not to share them with you anyway!... Read more →


Welcome to the nineteenth 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 →