I have made two of these adorable handbags and am ready to list them on Etsy. I can't take credit for the design of this pattern as it was designed by a great company called Whimsicals. They have some fabulous handbag patterns and this one fit the bill as to what I was looking for. I did change the handle as well as the inside pockets. But other than that, the shape and style is theirs. I love the softness of this handbag. And what really makes it is the cord and button closure on the front. I don't have a picture of it being "modeled" but will do that before I post to Etsy just so you can see how it hangs. It's a very slouchy style bag and holds alot. It has an outside pocket as well as 6 small inside pockets for your cell phone and other smaller items.
This one looks like beige/tan in this photo but it is actually a very pretty olive green print.
I've been wanting to figure out a way to make a great clutch wallet that holds lots of stuff but doesn't get too big. Most clutch wallets I see in stores open as a tri-fold. I wanted something that opened but had a couple pockets to put random things in, yet was neat and compact. I think I've got it! Last night I made my first clutch wallet and I think you will like it.
It has slots for six credit cards (or more if you put two cards in each slot), two inside roomy pockets to hold additional cards, gift cards, receipts or even a cell phone. The outside has a zipper for lose change or anything else you might want to put in it. Because it's quilted and made of fabric, it will hold alot more than a leather clutch.
I have only one up on etsy right now but plan on getting lots more made soon! Take a look! If there is a special color you would like, just send me an email and I would be glad to work with you.
I am now on to using my other sewing machine. I have been doing so much sewing for my Cutsie Tootsie business that I decided it was time to give my baby a tuning and cleaning! So off she went to the sewing store for a good workover. My Pfaff has been good to me and is still my favorite sewing machine because I love the even feed foot. However, I broke out my Bernina Embroidery/Sewing machine to use and I have to admit I love it for straight sewing. I have always used it just for embroidery but it has a nice stitch definition and is very smooth running.
I went to a quilt show this weekend and realized that if I'm ever going to do any shows I need a huge inventory. And I'm not there yet. But I did do a few new notebook covers and checkbook covers yesterday. With the economy right now, it seems that many people are going for the less expensive and smaller items that I make so I'm trying to build up that stock as well as think of some other cute designs that I can come up with that I would like to use. One thing I want to work on it a pattern that holds a cell phone and keys, with a small section for cash and credit card. Something you can grab and go when you are in a hurry. Stay tuned.
My little peanut Addison is one year old today! Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that we were waiting for her to arrive. She has added so much joy to our lives that it's hard to think of what life was like without her.
Happy Birthday my little Addison! You are a special little girl! I love you!
Just thought I would share the newest bag I listed on Etsy. It's the large tote and has 6 inside pockets and 2 outside pockets. Tons of room for everything you need to carry! Large and roomy yet lightweight.
Also, I have been taking custom orders so if you have something in mind, send me an email and I would be happy to discuss.
For anyone who loves to cook - or for that matter - anyone who doesn't but loves gadgets, you need to check out Ashley's blog. She is a new consultant with Pampered Chef and has a great giveaway going. Take a peak! Their products are amazing! I'm leaning towards the turnabout - I think I have enough to fill it! Go Ashley! Keep setting your goals high! Nothing is greater than being your own boss AND being home with your little one! If you want to see all that Pampered Chef has to offer, check out Ashley's business blog at www.pamperedchef.biz/ashleyhunt.
Quilting, knitting, sewing... any kind of craft. Couldn't possibly forget wool applique and embroidery either. And did I mention that I like to make purses, totes and organizer bags? That is what I love to do. My greatest joy is making things for my family and friends. I have been a crafter since I was a little girl. I would sit for hours and watch my Mom and Aunts knit, crochet, sew, tat and embroider. They would hand me baskets of scraps and I would sit on the porch and make clothes and blankets for my Barbie dolls. That was many, many years ago. My greatest joy will be when I am able to sit with my grandchildren and teach them all about the wonderful world of crafting!!