Bag Naming Competitions! Feed

I can hardly believe I am finally able to share my new pattern with you! I started off only planning to do one small size, perfect for a little girl BUT as is the norm for me, I ended up complicating things and making three sizes....so of course, that took a little (Ok a LOT longer) to get it all sorted BUT YAY! I am done now! It probably took me more time to decide on the name from all... Read more →


Hello everyone! Yes it is coming up to NEW pattern release time again ......and I need HELP in choosing a name! This new pattern comes in THREE sizes included in the one pattern! Two smaller sizes perfect for the little girls in your life PLUS a larger mummy size too! PLUS the large size wouldn't be complete without my quick access exterior phone or key pocket! I wonder why I struggle so much with naming the bags! I definitely find... Read more →


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 →


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 →


All I can say here is that designing is EASY PEASY compared to picking names! LOL I so do NOT like the job. Normally I pass the buck to my daughter to choose the winning name BUT she has been otherwise occupied and too busy so I had to do it myself.....so after 3 hours of deliberating and google checking, I have chosen......DRUMROLL...... Pick A Pocket Wallet! The name was actually suggested twice so the prize will have to go... Read more →


A lot of you already know I have been busy with another wallet pattern. Well today it's time for a sneak peak AND, like usual, I find naming things the most difficult part.....so I will need your help with that! First, let's have a look: FEATURES: The Wallet features a zippered coin section, three slip pockets for notes or receipts, a phone pocket, an ID window and your choice of 12 card slots or 4 card slots and another zipper... 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 →


Yep....I know I have been quiet BUT believe it or not, I have been busy! AND it is almost time to release a new pattern BUT, as usual I need HELP to come up with a name for my new bag! Hey...I can't do everything! LOL So....here are some pics: Here are some details: FEATURES: The Hipster may not be big in size but it makes up for that by being big in style! Simply perfect for a day out... Read more →


YAY! Despite the bucket load full of wonderful name suggestions and the difficulties in narrowing it down and choosing the winning name for this bag....we have DONE IT! DRUMROLL: The winner is: "Gizmo Garage" suggested by Toni Vienna. (I've sent an email to you Toni, if you don't get it please email me!) Toni wins a hardware kit: AND a copy of the pattern, once it is released! The good news is the pattern now includes THREE bag sizes making... Read more →


Yes.....it is time again to choose a name for my next pattern....AND as usual I am yelling out to you all for HELP! LOL Here's some info about my next pattern, a Laptop Bag: The Laptop Bag comes in two sizes, with plenty of storage pockets to keep you organised! This spacious padded laptop bag boasts a front flap closing with a hook and D ring hiding a large exterior slip pocket perfect for paperwork, which has a smaller slip... Read more →


As usual, it was NOT easy to choose a name from all the suggestions BUUUUT....with the help of my daughter Amy, we did just that! So CONGRATS goes to Linda Hartley for your suggestion of "Stow It All"....I'll be in touch shortly to get your delivery details! :) YOU have won a hardware kit for the Stow It All (Yes...truly it is coming SOON! I think nobody believes that anymore! LOL) The Stow It All! Believe it or not, the... 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 →