Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fun use of fabric scraps!

Hi! I know it's been awhile....sometimes life is so full of, well, life....anyway....
I finally got around to making Alex an outfit for summer. Let me tell you, the choice of patterns for toddler boys is pretty slim, but I managed to find this little one piece romper. And with the inspiration of a great blog I recently found, it came out pretty cute! I used the legs of a pair of Anthropologie pants (in seersucker) I had that never fit right.

You can find the tutorial here: Living with Punks
Don't forget to check out the rest of her cute blog while you're there!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Studio insights and Helpful Bloggers!

Thanks to all of you wonderful, helpful bloggers, like Studio Waterstone , and numerous others, I can finally sew in a zipper! (with the lining) After 30 some years of sewing, you'd think that would be a piece of cake by now! Anyway, I have been having fun making clutches lately. The size works out so well with some of the smaller fabric and leather upholstery samples I have collected .
These is a sampling of the clutches I have made lately (some of them for sale in my Etsy store )


for sale
for sale

for sale
So, Thank you, Thank you!!!! for all of your generosity and great tutorials  that made these possible!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bye, bye "Shag Bag"!!!!

Well, it finally happened. My "Shag Bag" sold. Five months after I opened my Etsy store, I was contacted by the editor of "Haute Handbags" asking me if I wanted to be featured in their magazine. After my initial "heart attack", I picked myself off the floor and got busy writing directions and sending everything in. Then I waited. And waited. And finally got the word that I would be in the Spring 2010 issue! My fifteen minutes of Fame! What a great honor! So it is with great trepidation, that I send off the "Shag Bag" to its new home in Michigan tomorrow.

Bye, and have a good life!!! Waaa Hooo!!!