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November 2014

Many of you probably realise that I don't often.... or regularly, have sales BUT since quite a few of you have emailed me about the Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday sales to see if I am taking part too, I thought ....."What the heck....I may as well jump on the bandwagon too"! LOLL SOOOOO Here it is....Visit my shop here and use the following codes in the shopping cart: Spend up to $19.50 and receive 15% off using the... Read more →


Shop Craftsy's Black Friday Sales! This week, Craftsy is hosting some amazing sales on ALL their classes! WOOHOO! Gotta love this! I know I am going to be checking them out thoroughly! Especially the embroidery classes, since I have a new embroidery machine! Shame I don't have the TIME to do the class right now ....BUT the good thing with Craftsy classes is that once you purchase the class, they stay in your account and just WAIT until you do... Read more →


Welcome to the seventy 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 →


WHO doesn't like to WIN fabric?? Well today I am happy to share with you a fabulous opportunity to win 9 fat quarters of Christmas fabric and organic cotton fabric! Brought to you by modes4u: Take a look at what you can WIN: Here is another view: Love these fabrics? I think they are gorgeous....in fact now that I have taken the time to do this post and surf their site....I can honestly say they have some gorgeous fabrics and... Read more →


Welcome to the seventy fifth 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 →


Hey, I know you love bags....BUT what I don't know is if you have heard about Perfect Pattern Parcel? Well....just in case you haven't, I thought I had better fill you and quick....time is running out to join in the FUN! :) Here is some info from the organisers... How Pattern Parcel Works: Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and... Read more →


Today I am excited to tell you that my Sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is graciously offering a fabulous Fat Quarter bundle of fabric for me to giveaway to one of my lucky readers! BUT before I get to the giveaway, for those of you that aren't familiar with the Fat Quarter Shop, let me tell you a bit about them! Well...just for starters, the fat Quarter Shop has an AWESOME collection of fabrics to choose from! For instance, checkout... Read more →


Welcome to the seventy 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 →


Without a doubt, this pattern was one of the most fun I have ever designed.....maybe because it really is nice and quick to make (Ok so it still took WEEKS to get this pattern together BUT that is beside the point!).... It's not very complicated at all! Trust me! Norma, one of my testers, made 5..... yes FIVE of them in the short time she had the pattern for testing! I have rated this pattern "Intermediate" only due to the... Read more →


Welcome to the seventy 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 →


Yes....we have a WINNER! Drumroll please: "Serendipity Hip" suggested by Lisa Watson! Unfortunately you didn't leave any contact details, Lisa....so could you email me please? christine@chriswdesigns.com Lisa wins a PDF copy of the pattern: The Serendipity Hip PLUS a hardware kit to complete the bag: Don't forget that if you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet, now is the time to do it to get 20% off the pattern which will be released on, or close to, Wednesday 5th... Read more →