Cork has really made its way into more and more sewing rooms over the last few months, which also means more and more companies are starting to put out inferior, mass produced substitutes. I thought I’d take the time to explain the difference between the two. To be honest, once you’ve seen ‘good’ cork, it’s… Continue reading Un-Corked
The newest cycle of the BOTM Club started and… I’m disappointed. This is absolutely not my style and reading through the instructions, just a really odd bag. The strap is connected to the flap and the flap only closes with a magnetic snap so I can’t fathom how it’s going to stay close and not… Continue reading Bag of the Month: January
Looking back at 2017 I am amazed at how far I’ve come. I had to close down my apothecary business it had grown into an incredibly successful venture… one that my current postal/insurance/housing situation couldn’t sustain. Simply put? I wasn’t prepared for how big it got so fast. I as left with a real void. … Continue reading 2018 – A New Year
SewSweetness released a series of patterns earlier this year called Minikins. At 80$ the price seems incredibly steep. I was initially very very hesitant, that’s a massive investment. You get 12 patterns and eventually she’ll be releasing tutorial videos on how to make each pattern. Some patterns are basic that I’ve probably got various versions… Continue reading Minikins!
I finally tackled the Sydney Cross Body Bag from Swoon. For some reason the pockets seemed daunting. In the end it was a breeze and I love how it came out! This is a Christmas gift for my daughter, it’s designed to be an artist’s bag with spots for her notebooks and drawing pencils inside.
I finished up this Kenzie Cross Body Sling bag from iThinkSew. I had to heavily edit the pattern, the whole front pocket was designed with raw edges and looked like a mess. This is what I came up with! It’s a relatively small bag, compact, but perfect for a Kindle or an iPad mini. I… Continue reading Kenzie
I had a lot of fun making this duo! The bag is the Jelani Cross Body from iThinkSew. I really wish I’d have paid more attention, though, because the fact that the accent glitter on the gusset isn’t designed to match up to the accent panels on the front and back annoys me! I’m probably… Continue reading The Missing Link