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DRUMROLL.....AND....the winner of our name the pattern competition is Carmen N for her suggestion of "Epiphany"! Thank you Carmen! You have won a copy of the pattern PLUS a lite hardware kit! Please email me as you haven't left your contact details with your comment! ;) FEATURES: The Epiphany will be a stylish addition to your handbag collection. Featuring a front slip pocket for your phone or keys, a back zipper pocket and a recessed zipper closure. The spacious interior... Read more →


Welcome to the Penny Inn Sew Along, with Ellen - Part Three B! Please DO join in the Facebook group Sew Along running in conjunction HERE! I know everyone is eager to get on with Part Three B, since we are a little bit late posting....and this time I am to blame, or should I say my poor internet connection! (grrrr).....OK... over to you Ellen..... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Yep Yep Yep.... here we are again...lol .... Thanks for coming back and joining... Read more →


Welcome to the Penny Inn Sew Along, with Ellen - Part Three A! Please DO join in the Facebook group Sew Along running in conjunction HERE! I know everyone is eager to get on with Part Three A, since we are a little bit late posting, .....so it's straight over to you Ellen... --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well Hello again, I see on Facebook that some of you jumping ahead leaps and bounds. YAY!! I thought I might cut this into smaller sections...so... Read more →


Hello everyone! Yes it is coming up to NEW pattern release time again and I need HELP in choosing a name! So here's a peek at the bag: Features: The ??? bag will be a stylish addition to your handbag collection. Featuring a front slip pocket for your phone or keys, a back zipper pocket and a recessed zipper closure. The spacious interior features 2 slip pockets, a pleated pocket and a pen pocket on one side. Plus you can... Read more →


Welcome to the Penny Inn Sew Along, with Ellen - Part Two! Please DO join in the Facebook group Sew Along running in conjunction HERE! I know everyone is eager to get on with Part Two since we are a little bit late posting, so I won't prattle on! Glad you are feeling better, Ellen.....over to you... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Happy sewers.... it was a little tricky trying to cut this pattern into 4 sections, but I will do my best.... Read more →


For my Aussie followers, many of you already know that Spotlight is now carrying the Legacy brand of interfacing and stabilisers which are perfect for our bag making. But I know many of you are also wondering which of these products you should use in place of the Pellon products. Well today I have a Legacy/Pellon Comparison chart to share with you! To download a PDF copy to save to your computer Click the following link: Download Legacy-Pellon Comparison Chart Read more →


Welcome to the Penny Inn Sew Along, with Ellen - Part One! Please DO join in the Facebook group Sew Along running in conjunction HERE!. Before we get started, please don't feel intimated by the Penny Inn! While it does involve a construction technique that is different from most other wallet patterns on the market, (f you've made the Pick A Pocket Wallet than you will already be familiar with it!) it really isn't as difficult as you may imagine... Read more →


Oh I realise a few of you have been waiting patiently for the release of my Bella II pattern....and I thank you for your patience! FINALLY it is here! Features: The Bella II is not only practical, it’s roomy & fun with loads of pockets! Featuring 4 exterior front slip pockets, a zippered exterior back pocket and a recessed zipper closure for your main compartment. Inside you will find another zipper pocket, 3 slip pockets as well as a pen... Read more →


YES! The new Bella pattern is almost ready! Unlike the old version, it will have a zippered main compartment and for that, I have added a COOL metal zipper end.....BUT....I do know that not everyone will have them or want to get them...... .....so Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio has put together a little tutorial on how to make a fabric zipper tab, just in case you haven't made one before and want to know how! Over to you, Daryl:... Read more →