The Latest Thread-Sewing & Designs


This week I’m sharing the Simplicity NewLook dress pattern results, and the weekly Spoonflower design Challenge entry. LaCartera Kids Well I think it has been at least 20 yrs. since I’ve used a sewing pattern, but I thought I would give it a try for this little dress.  I did make a couple of minor modifications…

Jean Skirt Upcycle


I remember turning a pair of jeans into a short skirt in the late 70’s it was fun then and now this style is back in fashion. I saw that the Diesel jean shop sells this skirt for $180 and I’ve seen others on the market for $300.  A friend asked me to create this look…

Little Girls Handbag – Tutorial


The perfect handbag accessory for a little girl that will complete her outfit during those special occasions! Somewhere we lost the classic fashion accessory for little girls 2-4yrs old.  I remember my little white gloves and my little handbag and shoes that matched my dress, but times have changed! Here’s a quick 40 min tutorial on how to glam up a little girls…

Baby Style – Pajama Pants and Matching Bunny


I had a busy weekend spending time with my grandson and making him  fleece pajama pants and a matching bunny! This weekend reminder of how I used to multitask during nap time.  During the his first nap I made his pajama pants and started on his bunny.  I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of each step, but I got the…

Reversible Apron – Hack


Here’s a gift idea for your sports team lover.  A reversible apron with their favorite team logo!  I love the Dallas Cowboys and then there’s my aunt who’s a die-hard fan! so this gift is for her and you can make this hack too! Materials: 1 yard NFL cotton fabric at *Joann Fabric and Craft Store (affiliate link)  *Dallas…

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….

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…

Quilted Gift set~ Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Handbag Junkies’ it’s my favorite time of the week again! I’m introducing the quilted gift set. It’s a mini quilted tote and the trifold quilted vinyl pouch. What do you think?  Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?  The mini tote bag completes the gift set. It’s ready to fill with your hearts desire.  I initially thought it would…

Turquoise – Leather Mini


The newest addition to the leather mini wallet clutch collection is in the making! I found a great leather shop on Etsy called Peggy Sue Also  with lots of colors and leather prints. As you can imagine there are so many wonderful colors to choose from and so many designs going through my head.  👜 The lining and on the front of…

Black and Red Leather Mini Clutch


Handbag Junkies you know I’m obsessed with my leather mini’s and this Black and Red Leather Mini Clutch is another reason for me to fall in love all over again. This month has been so crazy, I’ve only had one weekend at home this month, but I’m hoping that next month will allow me to make more…

Sunday Spotlight- Young Entrepreneur


Amari who’s the youngest entrepreneur in my family has decided to open an Etsy shop to sell her jewelry while she attends middle school. She’s been making jewelry for at least four years now so check out her new Etsy shop AmariBeadsandMore here… If you have a young lady in your life that would appreciate some jewelry, Amari…

Friday Spotlight- Leather Mini Clutch


The leather mini clutch is now available in my Etsy shop! Here’s the link to the listing click here… or you can click the link to my Etsy shop link located on the sidebar. I found plenty of cowhide leather that would be perfect for this little beauty.  The colors available are Red, Bomber Rust/Brown and Bomber…