Mini Odyssey…is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies! It’s taking me a little longer to finalize my collection with a few distractions, but I’m back on track moving full steam ahead. First I want to show you the collection I’ve completed so far. The tote bag, Odyssey bag and now the Mini Odyssey with a tassel zipper pull. I have…

The Latest Thread! ~Quilt Making ~Headbands & A Special Gift


Welcome to the latest thread! We’ve been creating quilt designs,headbands to support this months Spina Bifida Campaign, and a special handbag gift. First let’s hear from Lisa and her quilting adventures and then we will take a look at our other adventures to prepare for the holiday season! Hello Everyone, We thought I should share…

The Latest Thread – Harvest Moon


Hello Handmade Handbag Junkies! It feels like a year since my last post, but It’s been only a month!  I’ve been dreaming of the day when things calmed down a bit to let everyone know that I’ve been displaced due to smoke damage to my home after my adjacent neighbor’s townhouse caught fire. Everyone is well and no one was hurt, but…

Sewing Tip – Why you Need a Punch Plier in Your Sewing Kit!


Have you struggled with punching holes in your sewing or craft project? If SEW the Strengthened Punch Plier is just what you need in your sewing kit! If you apply rivets, snaps, studs, or need to start holes in thick layers of fabric or other craft projects you may want to look at this a little closer.   With this revolving…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs & Crafts


Sewing, designing textiles and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list during the last couple of weeks!  I had time to enjoy Thanksgiving with the family and I hope you had a happy time too! So far everything is on track to finish some of the projects that I have to get done before…

The Latest Thread – Shopping for Textiles, PDF Pattern & More Textiles


This week I received my pattern from Sprout Pattern printed on my latest Spoonflower textile design to complete my LaCartera Baby project.  I had a fun textile design session with my Auntie who tested out my painting techniques and focused on new textile design samples for a friend. I completed the Sling Bag pattern and will upload it to Etsy on July 5th….

The Latest Thread – Shopping for Textiles, PDF Pattern & More Textiles


This week I’ve been approving my latest design swatches, selecting fabric for my next projects, adding the finishing touches to the Sling bag pattern and collaborating with a friend on a print for her kitchen remodel. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Shopping for Textiles, Pattern Making and More Textiles It’s so exciting when my fabric designs arrive for review and approval! And this time was…

The Latest Thread – Textiles, Sewing & Pattern Making


This week I’ve been sewing with vinyl, created a pattern/prototype for a satin blouse, decided on the finishing touches for a shoulder bag, painted and created digital overlays for textile designs, and found energy to plan my exciting sewing and PDF Pattern project goals for the month after being sick for several days. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Textile Designs Here’s…

New Textile Designs – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Before I show you the three new textiles designs I want to update you on my first round of Spoonflower swatches. The swatches arrived last week and the colors and designs look Great! So I’m happy to announce that my Spoonflower Shop is officially open with my first designs, which offers international shipping too! I’m in love with the marbling…

Fan Appreciation Month… And Instagram Winner!


Hello Handbag Junkies’ I’m still celebrating my Blogiversary for the rest of the month! And I’m showing my appreciation to several fans who engage with comments, shares and likes, so let me know you’re out there and have stopped by my site! The pop-up giveaways could happen on any of my social media sites! This week Instagram/Twitter winner is ~ Dawn @ DawnHillDesigns.com! She very seldom lets a day or…

Sewing Tip: Quick fix & No Seam Ripper Needed


My first epic sewing failure in 2016 & my 2 step quick fix! As I’m in the happy sewing zone looking at the crisp curves and edges I just finished on the sling bag flap, I noticed that there’s something wrong with this flap!  After pressing the seams I see what happened. Do you see the mistake? Well, the magnetic snap is on…

Fan Appreciation Month… And WordPress Winner!


Hello Handbag Junkies’ I’m celebrating my blogiversary all month! And I will show my appreciation to several fans who engage with comments, shares and likes, so let me know you’re out there and have stopped by my site! The pop-up giveaways could happen on any of my social media sites! This weeks WordPress winner is ~ Tunisia @ Tunisia Jolyn.com! She took time to comment on…