Sunday, September 30, 2007


This bag was inspired by your typical Messenger Bag with the big flap. I was taking a trip to New York City and needed a small bag that I could carry across my chest and this bag worked perfectly. It's much to small for my everyday bag so I decided not to keep it around. If anyone is interested in it, it will be at the Stroll.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Another Small Tote

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Here's another one!! I currently have 4 bags with the brown and turquoise prints and may be able to make 2 more so if you like this fabric, get to the Autumn Stroll early so you're able to get the bag you want!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Newest Tulip Bag

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This fabric has been so popular that I had to make a Tulip Bag with it! So for those of you who have had your eye on the small tote with the flower in this same type of fabric, I will be making more bags (as many as I can) with these fabrics so there is more of a variety to choose from. Hope you like this one! It will be at the Autumn Stroll.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Purple Patchwork Tote

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This just happens to be the bag I was working on when I sewed through my finger. Thank goodness, there was not even one drop of blood on it. So to all the purple lovers out there, this bag's for you!!

The Winner is............

Or should I say "the winners are"....... Yes, you read correctly, there are two winners this time!! Before I get into it all, I would like to thank all of you for the birthday wishes! That was really nice! Ok, so after counting every single bag I've made, I realized that there were two ladies that guessed a number 2 away from the actual number. So, the total number of bags I have made is......54. The winners are:

Erin Frantz who guessed 52
Amy Macak who guessed 56

Congratulations Erin and Amy! You both will get a 20% discount on a bag purchase! Contact me anytime with an order or use the discount at the Autumn Stroll!

Thanks to all who participated!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

My Sewing Mishap

This morning I had every intention of getting ready and going to the Hegins Craft Fair with my mom and grandma. We were going to leave a bit after 10:00 (I wasn't going to be a vendor this time, just checking it out for next year). So, it was around 9:45 or so and I decided to sew a little. Well, what happened next wasn't in my plan for the day. Somehow, I don't even know how, it happened that quick, my finger ended up jammed on the presser foot with the sewing needle straight through it, coming out the other side. I finally managed to get the needle with my finger attached to it out of the machine but it wasn't an easy task to do. The picture is kind of gross, so be ready. They also aren't the clearest.

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I called the doctor which of course he said not too pull it out and head to the ER. After an hour and 15 minutes, 2 novicane (sp) shots, one quick pull and a bandage, I headed for home with the bent needle and a piece of blood stained thread.

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As soon as I came home I went to my sewing machine to make sure she still worked which she did, thank goodness! I am taking the rest of the day off from sewing but the show must go on so I'll probably be back at it tomorrow, with my fingers far from the presser foot and the needle.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I'm feeling generous.....

My birthday is this Friday, September 14th and in honor of that, I am giving one lucky person a 20% discount on a future bag purchase. Get your brains ready though because you must answer a question in a comment to this post to be eligible for the prize. The question is: How many bags have I made total, so far? Keep in mind, I made the first bag in March 2007. The person who's answer is closest to the correct number gets the discount. I will announce the winner on Monday the 17th of September. Good luck!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Paisley Florence Bag

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I tried a new flower, I hope you can see it well, I only just realized that I didn't take a close-up picture of the flower. This bag is a bit bigger than the Country Florence Bag. This bag is about 17 in. long at the top x 10 in. high. It's a very roomy bag for those who stuff everything in their bag including the kitchen sink.

Friday, September 7, 2007

The Bella Bag

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I was playing around with the idea of a round bag. The inspiration for this bag actually came from a Bella Stamp ( hence the name Bella Bag. I think I may have to tweek the next Bella Bag to get it exactly the way I want it, but this one didn't turn out too bad. Thanks, Kathy, for introducing me to the Bella Stamps! It's a small bag, about 10 in. long and 7 in. high. I'm really into the smaller bags lately, they are super cute, although I wonder if the majority of ladies out there prefer a bigger bag. Hey, I think I just came up with my next poll!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Here It Is!!

This is a Small Tote with a quilted flower accent. I'm trying to add some creativity to my bags so they aren't so plain Jane. My sister wanted to see me add a flower so here it is, Korin, hope you like it! I just love this line of fabric, it is so trendy and beautiful.

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For those of you that love this bag, it will be at the Autumn Stroll!

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The button in the center of the flower is white. I tried to get a close-up of the flower and in doing so, it kind of changed the look of the color of the button.

Seriously, tell me what you think of the flower!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Get Ready!!!

You all seriously have to stay tuned to my blog for tomorrow. I am now in the process of finishing a bag that the fabric is just beautiful! For those of you who have liked my brown and turquiose colored bags, you must see this one!! I will post it tomorrow morning and PLEASE COMMENT! I'm so excited about this bag!!