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Check this out…

Sam (Handmade by Mrs H) has a great selection of bag patterns, and the latest is a collaboration with yours truly! The Sunburst Clutch features a scalloped, paper piece flap design, and the cover bag has an (optional!) gold pleather body which gives it a bit of a 70s Disco feel. If you’ve never made […]

Charmed Tote

This bag has been a long time in the making, though I’ve not actually told you anything about it. It started life as an idea to replicate a bag for OH’s aunt. She had one bought at some World festival or another which had braided leatherish handles and the handles made it wrinkle a bit […]

Finally, a summer finish reveal

I made two things this summer that I thought would be inconsiderate of me to show when I had actually finished them, but since this magazine is now arriving with subscribers (and in shops Tuesday)… I can show you my Kantha tote bag ūüėÄ I used some of the Rustique range by Emily Herrick and […]

Tote bag swap

I wish I had realised how bad the photos were of this before I sent it off on Saturday! I made a bag for the secret tote bag swap- my partner liked dull colours with a bit of orange and duck egg blue which meant it was a bit of a challenge to move away […]

Taking the pledge

Well I’ve decided I should probably take this pledge… So no fabric buying for the first half of the year (except backings). Which is fine as I have lots of ideas I’ve yet to start that I already bought fabric for. We’re actually planning our wedding now so I need to save cash wherever I […]

Park West

I’ve finished the Park West pattern by Sew Sweetness just in time to enter the Sew Mama Sew competition (it’s all about SMS this week). It does use quite a lot of fabric and I was ill prepared, so it’s made with a mixture of fabrics, a dalmatian print (thanks Ange for the extra bit […]

My lovely bag

I was very very lucky- my secret partner in the latest Mouthy Stitches swap (tote bags) was Nicky and I did amazingly well! I got this parcel on Saturday and was supposed to blog about it yesterday with the¬†appliqu√©¬†tutorial today but I got my days mixed up. The¬†appliqu√©¬†tutorial was posted yesterday so please go back […]

Mouthy Stitches tote finished

I just need to make the keyring. I actually messed up a bit- I’ve cut the points off the ribbon star when sewing the lining in and I was going to put an internal pocket in and totally forgot. I’ve deliberately blurred out the bottom right as it will give away the recipient. I like […]

Conversation Bag Tweaks

Have you seen the fantastic free pattern for the Conversation Bag over on Sew Sweetness?¬† I made one! It was also in the first issue of Modern Quilting which is where I worked from and where I saw it first and decided I MUST MAKE ONE. If you fancy making one too I thought I’d […]

WIP Wednesday- Charm Packs in action

I’ve just remembered that I’ve not shown you one of my WIPs started a little while ago. I started it as a distraction project (and have already named it “Hello Chevron”)¬†and it will use 3 charm packs in it’s construction. I’m not letting myself pick it back up again yet though as I need to […]