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January 2014

One of the things I enjoy most about designing bag patterns is when I see the bag being made up by other people...I know I can make up my own designs (of course! LOL)....BUT to see them actually come to life being made by my testers is totally AWESOME FUN! Today I am happy to share some more of the testers pics of the Uptown Girl! :) First up - Robin has now added straps to her bag. She just... Read more →


So once I had finished introducing my Uptown Girl, it was time to make my January Bag of the Month Club bag....(Hey...there is still a few days left of January, right? So I am NOT late! LOL)...January's bag is a gorgeous big bag by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. It's the Bye Bye Love bag and here's my nice'n'bright version of it: A side view: and the back, which has a handy zipper pocket: Bright, eh? LOLLL I had this... Read more →


Welcome to the thirty 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... Read more →


OK so this was a while coming, (gosh I sound like a broken record!) BUT FINALLY here it is! I have great pleasure in bringing to you my first dedicated Pleather Bag Pattern - The Uptown Girl! :) Yes...the pattern is written with Pleather/Leather/Faux leather and Vinyl in mind! BUT...of course any good sewist worth their weight in salt knows that you don't have to stick to the rules...they are of course, meant to be broken, are they not? (Well... Read more →


Oh boy....there were SOOOO many FABULOUS name suggestions that it was very hard for me to choose....I managed to narrow it down to just 14! LOLLL....so I asked a few of my friends and testers to vote on them because I just couldn't make up my mind....and it was almost unanimous ...... UPTOWN GIRL won by a country mile! It must be the perfect name for this bag because MORE than one person suggested this name too! LOLL BUT....since there... Read more →


Ok....so it wasn't quite my birthday BUT what is a day or two here or there at my age? (Never you mind just what that is though! LOLLLL) BUT Yesterday I had a most WONDERFUL surprise that just totally blew me away! I was so speechless I couldn't even type for HOURS! (And yes, believe you me that is a rare happening indeed! LOLLL) Coming home from our weekly grocery shop with my mum and dad, as I turned into... Read more →


Welcome to the twenty nineth 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 →


YES...it is THAT time again! My latest Pattern is off being tested as we speak....BUUUUT...I NEED a name! Can you help? Here's a sneak peak: Designed and written with pleather (faux leather, real leather and vinyl) in mind, this bag may have a minimalist appearance on the exterior, with two slip pockets on the sides for your phone or keys; however, inside you will find a multitude of storage pockets for organisation. Its roomy interior is secured by a recessed... Read more →


Welcome to the thirty fourth 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 →


Welcome to the thirty 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 →


WOW....2013 has really come and gone and here we are already day 2 of 2014! Well...the time certainly does fly by....no matter what year it is! BUT this year I am not going to make myself a long list of Resolutions which I know I won't keep....instead the only plan I have going forth is to make the most of 2014 and SEW SEW SEW! LOL Admittedly I have more bag designs buzzing around in my head that I could... Read more →