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Some of you may have noticed that I no longer have the Hardware kits available for my patterns.... Due to personal circumstances I need to cut back on some of the things I do so...I won't be stocking the hardware, for a while at least...BUT never fear....Janelle is HERE! (Don't worry I AM fullfilling any current orders and DO still have the Bag of the Month Club Hardware available here!) Yes...you can get most (if not all) that you need... Read more →


Today one of my favourite blogger friends, Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio is sharing her review of one of her machines, the Brother PQ1500s. SURPRISE! Zero rambling from me today so straight over to you Daryl! :) Please share the brand name and model number: Brother PQ1500s Is your machine classed as Domestic or Industrial? It’s a semi-industrial machine. It’s easy to use like a domestic machine, but like an industrial machine it only sews straight and it sews fast!... Read more →


Welcome to the fifty 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 →


It's THAT time again.....Time I need YOUR help to choose a name for my next pattern....a large tote bag which is easy and quick to make AND loaded with features too! This spacious tote features 5 exterior slip pockets, 1 exterior twist lock pocket, a recessed zipper closure, an interior zipper pocket, two slip pockets and a pen pocket. Of course the addition of a twist lock, rivets (optional), bag feet, rings and cute hooks on the straps makes this... Read more →


Today I have not one but TWO reviews to share with you! Mariana has an Elna 240 Explore and an Elna 664 Serger (Overlocker) so lets hear what she has to say about these two machines! First up: ELNA 240 Explore Is your machine classed as Domestic or Industrial? Domestic. How long have you had this machine, did you buy it new and what was the purchase price or approximate price range? About a year. Purchased new for about USD... Read more →


Welcome to the fifty 2nd 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 →


WHO wants to win some patterns and hardware kits just for taking a nice photo? Admittedly it is SO much nicer to see a bag alongside a human so we know the scale, right? Well....I admit I don't particularly enjoy being in front of the camera and I don't have any willing models who will agree to be in front of it for me....(despite copious amounts of begging and bribery, my daughters REFUSE!) SO....I have had a brainwave...OK...at least I... Read more →


YAY It's that time of year for the Sew Mama Sew May giveaway day and I am really excited to be taking part again this year! If you haven't heard of it before, there are 2 pages of giveaways, one for supplies and one for handmade goodies! YAY! SO...this year I am giving away to one winner, 3 of my PDF bag sewing patterns! Any 3 - if you win, YOU get to choose ANY 3 from my pattern shop... Read more →


Welcome to the fifty 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 →


Oh my....can you believe there is only ONE more month of the Bag of the Month Club to go? (Yes you CAN still join up and get ALL of the patterns at the special price!) WHERE has this year gone? Well...as I am the June gal....I thought I better start offering some hardware kits so you still have time to get them before June arrives! :) Please DO remember that I am in Australia so you need to allow that... Read more →


I thought it would be FUN to be able to make my own customised metal labels...so I ordered some blank tags from an Etsy shop and set about experimenting to see what I could do with them! This is what I came up ....of course, this technique could be used to make an endless variety of different, unique tags and you are limited only by your imagination! This is how I made mine..... First....gather some supplies: You will need: *Blank... Read more →


Today's sewing machine review is from Cyndi of The Nosey Pepper. (Don't you just love that name?) Cyndi's work is awesome and I am sure you will enjoy a visit over to her blog to checkout the wonderful bags she has made BUT...before you do....let's see what she has to say about her machine.....over to you Cyndi: 1) Please share the brand name and model number: Singer Stylist 7258 Is your machine classed as Domestic or Industrial? Domestic How long... Read more →