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Today marks a new step in the handcrafted handbag journey for me: a PDF pattern launch. It started with a custom bag request, for a specific type of bag that I’d not seen available from other pattern designers.  It was...
There are some not so obvious benefits that I love with custom orders. Generally, I have a set list of things I want to accomplish in a given week.  Sometimes I want to organize my sewing room.  Sometimes I want to make...
There’s a mistaken assumption when you have a handmade business that you just craft all the time.  I admit, I had that assumption as well.  Unfortunately if you just craft, you never launch your business! (I might be speaking from...
Inspiration comes from many locations: sometimes it’s a fabric that calls to me, sometimes a bag someone else has created fires sparks in my brain for me to work with a similar pattern to see what happens, and sometimes it’s...
She’s a beautiful, exciting thing, with a dash of pizzazz and a whole lot of attitude.  The Wee-Care-o-Line is a wristlet – a small clutch with a detachable strap.  The dual exterior fabrics allow for a great play of color...
There are times you don’t want to carry everything with you.  You know you won’t need much, just enough for an identity. And the RVG II is your answer.  Driver’s License? Check. Credit Card? Double Check.  Coins, Coupons, Cash? Safely...
ID wallets are one of those things that you just can’t seem to have too many of.  Something quick, something fun, something that hold just your bare necessities for going out in public:  ID, a bit of cash/change, and maybe...
Yes, indeed.  Gretel has taken up residence in my work space!  Things didn’t go quite as smoothly with the delivery, but it’s easy to get over the frustrations when everything is set up and ready to go finally. And I...
I showed you the Tina Marie a week or so ago.  Tina Marie is small and cute. She’s colorful.  She is splashy. Lucille is a little more dignified.  She’s trying to be a bit more mature, a bit more studious,...
I mentioned how I was stalking the shipping notifications, right?  I think my mailperson hates me now.  In the last week, there have been at least 3 boxes delivered each day.  And sadly, there was vengeance to be had on...