Hobo Handbag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a quick look at another Swiss Army blanket turned into a hobo handbag! Adding the leather straps, buckles, rivets and studs are still my favorite things to do that adds interest.  I think it’s the style that I love and this time I’ve dressed it up…

Hobo Handbag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! I’ve been working on my new handbag collection and was able to finish this Hobo Handbag in this zebra print before the holidays. You  know I love to mix it up a bit and decided to add a pop of red to the mix.  It’s soft, roomy and…

Woodstock Handbag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! As you know I’ve spent most of the year designing textiles to use for my handbags among other things, but I finally completed a prototype for one of new purse designs that I will release soon.  I have a custom order that forced me to learn some new leather…

Laptop Bag – Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a sleek laptop bag made with pre-quilted fabric, which adds a soft protective barrier for your computer. What do you think?  Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? I finished making the final adjustments to the pre-quilted sleek laptop bag by adding two magnetic snaps, because I…

Silk Blouse – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


A silk blouse proto-type for my Golden Marble Fields satin fabric! What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? There’s a reason that I normally stay away from silk!  And it’s because the fabric is so delicate!! It really slowed me down to a snails pace.  I didn’t want to…

Golden Marble Fields Fabric – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Introducing the Golden Marble Fields! She’s part of my first fabric collection “Marble Haze” on Spoonflower.  I thought this would look nice as a satin blouse.   I have four projects to complete before I start on this one, but this is now my motivation to get them done! Here’s a look a look at…

Sling Bag – Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a splash of sunshine for you today! The 5th sling bag is made from a batik textile from Malaysia!  I love batik textiles and the personality they develop. When you look at this textile you will see blues, purples, turquoise, green, grey and a splash of yellow depending on the angle….

Sling Bag#3- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! I decided to try the sling bag pattern with different fabrics in my stash!  This floral print is one of the textiles I purchased in Singapore and the rich jewel tones drew me in… that’s when I fell in love with this Japanese cotton textile! What do you think?  Is it a…

It’s Hit or Miss Time! – Sling bag Pattern Mix-Up


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! It’s another sling bag pattern mix-up. I was given this fabric from Ghana two years ago and I decided to pull it out of my stash for this project. As you know I love mixing things up and this is no exception.   I had a couple of yards…

Top 5 Sewing Projects in 2015


Hello Handbag Junkies! I had a few creative challenges this year, but there were some fun and unique projects that emerged. Here are the Top 5 sewing projects viewed in 2015 that were definitely a Hit! Click on the photo to find out more about the ones you may have missed in the series “Hit or Miss – Fab or Drab.” Which one was your…

Upcycled Sling Bag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! So far men have come up with the most creative ideas for custom-made handbags!  I wouldn’t have thought that, but here’s a great example of upcycling a vintage Swiss Army blanket into a cool sling bag!  Last week I showed you my test pattern and now for the big reveal. Here’s…

Sling Bag- Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! At first glance the sling bag looks like every other sling bag, but there’s one exception with this one.  I was tasked with incorporating a pattern for a custom sling bag that matches a pattern or stripe.  As you know I love mixing things up and this is no exception.  So to…