The weather has finally cooled off enough to be up in my studio working! I finished up my first Jasmine Sling Bag. I used Essex Linen to accent the main panel. I embroidered a gorgeous boho butterfly design from Urban Threads on some black batik from Connecting Threads.
It’s been unbearable hot here in Napoli. It’s been just a bit over 35, or 90 degrees fahrenheit. Most Italian homes do not have air conditioners and although we have one, it’s only in the living room and doesn’t reach the bedrooms or my studio. So I’ve been just sitting in the living room trying… Continue reading Hot Stuff
I love my Tops & Bobbins templates. Have I mentioned that? I’ve been wanting to make myself another Heidi Clutch from Swoon for a while and had the template sitting on my desk when my Little came up to ask me if I could set up the XBox for her to play Harry Potter Lego.… Continue reading Cunning and Ambitious
I cut out this Mimosa bag from Blue Calla patterns a while ago now, back in May I think. I was wary to work with the gorgeous gold flecked cork, I didn’t want to mess it up! I’ve come a long way since then and couldn’t be prouder of this bag!
I’ve been on a roll making Necessary Clutch minis! This is such a great and fun pattern to make and they just get easier the more you make. We’d been having serious wifi issues the last month and we’ve been using a sort of ‘mediator’ to work with Telecom to get the service worked out. … Continue reading NCW
Although I subscribe to the Bag of the Month club, I didn’t make many (or any?) of the bags this year. Except one. This is the Lousie Barrel Bag from Swoon. It was the least complicated and least… how do I want to say this… the least something. I used my fave Grunge Triangles from… Continue reading Oh, Holo There!
Yesterday I finished up my Lantana Tote Bag from Blue Calla and today I took it to the pool! I used the Flamingo Fever print on Spoonflower by Willow Lane Textiles. I had it printed on my fav Lightweight Cotton Twill. I wasn’t sure what pattern I wanted to use for this, but I just… Continue reading Flamingo Fever