Happy New Year everyone! Seems I’ve been a bit quiet on here lately. It’s not been for want of trying, I have so much to talk to you about…….new patterns, new sewing machines……..and, so, I find myself sat at work on a Saturday, all on my own some, attempting to write three blog posts that… Continue reading Blue Calla Mimosa Market Tote
I have a rather large collection of lovely Blue Calla patterns but never seemed to get around to making one. I’d been coveting the Lewis and Irene Minshan range for quite a while and so, when I found myself with some time on my hands, I decided the Dahlia would be Minshan’s perfect partner. I was a… Continue reading Blue Calla Dahlia Drawstring Bag
The first bag I ever made was the Boxford Clutch by Charlie’s Aunt. Given it was my first foray into bags, it turned out ok, I suppose. Looking back now, although essentially a simple pattern, much better results can be yielded with a little bit of knowledge behind you. My friend’s Mum had asked for… Continue reading Charlie’s Aunt Boxford Clutch Bag
Hello friends. Do you ever find life slightly “trying”? Trying to keep the house clean, trying to stay on top of the laundry, trying to meal plan, trying to eat well, trying to take regular exercise, trying to spend enough time with loved ones, trying to decorate after renovations, trying to get through 8 days… Continue reading To do, or not to do….
I’ve been thinking about taking a break from making bags lately. I don’t have enough time to commit to building a big stock for my Etsy shop and customers at local fares don’t seem to want to pay the premium I charge for the quality of the Harris Tweed I use. Also, I kinda want… Continue reading AN ETHEL FOR AMERICA