Welcome to the Pick A Pocket Sew Along - Part Four and final part! What FUN to be getting this close to finishing! WOOHOO! So....let's not waste any time and get back to work! ;) Over to you, Ellen! :) ----------------------------------------------------- Hello again, well today is Section 4 and the last part of the series. I hope that my ramblings have been helpful to some of you while making your new Wallet. Thanks again to Christine for having me here;... Read more →

Welcome to the Pick A Pocket Wallet Sew Along - Part Three! Over to you, Ellen! :) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello.... How are we all today? I hope you’re all well out there in fabric world, and your all sewing up a storm, or at least getting ready to. If you haven’t started yet, then you better get a wriggle on. Lol. Welcome to the Third section of the Pick A Pocket Wallet Sew a Long. (That’s a mouth full) I wanted... Read more →

Welcome to the Pick A Pocket Sew Along - Part Two! It's so AWESOME to see how many of you have already joined in the fun BUT it isn't too late to join in, if you haven't yet! The sew along runs for a whole month and you can join in anytime! :) So....now it is over to you, Ellen! :) ----------------------------------------------------------------- Section Two: Retrieve your tab pieces/seam together / trim and pink curve (it will help it to sit... Read more →

Welcome to the Pick A Pocket Sew Along - Part One! I am really happy to have the help of my friend and trusty pattern tester Ellen who has done an awesome job setting up the following steps for us ........so without further babble from me it is over to you, Ellen! :) ----------------------------------------------------------- Hi everyone my name is Ellen and I’m helping Christine out with the “Pick A Pocket Wallet” Sew Along. Yay!!! How excited are we..... I can... Read more →

So what has everyone been making lately? Bags and wallets of all sorts, I hope? :) Well...I thought it was time for another sew along! The Pick A Pocket wallet is the lucky candidate....How does that sound? Don't forget there is the choice of TWO versions with this wallet! This time we will be doing things a little differently. My lovely and talented pattern tester and Facebook Group admin, Ellen, is going to be sewing and posting the steps here... Read more →

It's done! WOW! That was quicker than launching a NEW pattern, that is for sure! AND yes....many of you guessed correctly that for me, the best part about revamping this pattern, compared to launching a new one, was that I didn't have to NAME it! Congrats to Sam, Melody and Allison who all one a copy of the Snazzy Slouch pattern (or their choice of another pattern) just for entering into my fun little competition! Features: The Snazzy Slouch is... Read more →

DRUMROLL PLEASE! I know everyone is anxious to see who the winners are BUT please NOTE: If you are a winner, you will need to email Janelle so she can forward your email address on to the sponsors so they can deliver their prize to you! So without any further babble from me, here they are - 1st on left, 2nd in middle, 3rd on right: January winners judged by Daniar from the Fat Quarter Shop Bag Pattern - by... Read more →

This year has been a whole TON of fun and there's been a mountain of wonderful creations entered into the Flickr Group! As I am sure you can imagine, it was a MAMMOTH task just to narrow the entries down to the 10 finalists for each month! TOUGH to choose indeed......BUT...we did it and today I want to share with you a sneak peek! So here are the 10 finalists for each month, which are not in any particular order... Read more →

So yes, I have been busy re-vamping the Snazzy Slouch pattern to bring it into line with my newer patterns. So, like my newer patterns, it will have BOTH the cutting measurements (where possible) AND pattern pieces provided. PLUS it will now have a Table of Contents and check boxes to make following your cutting instructions easier. I've also made a few other small corrections/improvements to the pattern. AND of course, I've made it up in some nice new fabrics!... Read more →

Well the last couple of months have been very busy for me! Have you been to my new website? Pretty neat, don't you think? My favourite new feature is that you will now be able to create a free account which will keep a record for you, of all your pattern purchases made via the new site. That way anytime in the future, you will be able to login and retrieve your pattern files any time you need to! How... 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 →

It's hard for me to get my head around the fact that another 6 months of the Bag Club is almost over! I guess that means we will soon be on the countdown to Christmas! YIKES! Let's have a look: Each pattern will be available separately in their designers shop, on or after the 1st of July. You do have one last chance to grab all 6 patterns for the low price of $40. That's a saving of around $15.00... Read more →