A Fall Mood


Since Fall is almost here – I had to find fabrics for my collection.  I found canvas fabrics on sale at 50% off the regular price while shopping at my local JoAnn Fabric Store.  My favorite color for the fall and winter season is  “you guessed it…” brown.   Black and greys are every girls staple color too, but…

E-Patterns Hit or Miss?


It’s my favorite time of the week, Hit or Miss time?  As most of you know creating an E-Pattern has taken over my life.  I’ve spent several weeks trying to figure out the Adobe (InDesign) program, and then I gave Adobe Illustrator a try.  As I watched the videos and discovered all of the great things that…

E-Patterns


E-Patterns or electronic patterns have been on my mind for a while now.  If you’ve noticed I’ve been a little distant lately, it’s because  I’ve been researching digital patterns, and learning Adobe’s ID (In Design program).  Not sure if this is the best program to create digital patterns, but I’m making a good effort to learn how…

Poll Results- This Old Purse Survey


As I suspected…Out of the three categories 53% of your favorite purses are considered “Fabulously Comfortable”.  Women prefer comfortable over expensive! “This Old Purse Survey”- poll results are listed below: Fabulously Comfortable 53% Fabulously Stylish 27% Fabulously Expensive 20% So wait a minute….What does comfortable mean to you???

Upcycle Biker/Trucker Wallet


Using a $7 thrift store find, I have upcycled a (like) leather jacket to a Biker/Trucker wallet.  I love the look! Tell me what you think. Of course the (look like ) leather is not the best fabric to work with.  It feels smooth to the touch.  I would even say that my sewing machine…

The Hippie Conversion Tote


The hippie conversion tote bag, is what I’ve converted from a 1970’s suede pillowcase to the year 2013.   I can’t wait to carry my new tote bag! I added the heaviest single sided fusible ultra firm stabilizer, which makes the tote bag stand firm and tall.  I bought the handles, and added a snap, with fabric lining from…

Hippie Conversion


While making my first tote bag, my mind started to drift to my next creation. My auntie gave me two suede pillowcases that I can convert into a tote bag. As my mind starts racing to the finish line, I decided that I’m going to use the blocking technique that’s very popular now, and in the 80’s….

Fall in Love with Wristlets a Fun Tutorial


I love any small purse that can fit into my large purse or tote.  For me it’s just another way to organize my stuff.  The secret is that my necessities fit nicely into this small space, and all other things I throw into my tote or purse are for those – ” just in case I need it moments.”…

Wristlet Purse Tutorial


This is a quick and easy tutorial and a cinch to make as a quick gift or to use yourself.  The wristlet purse tutorial- made with recycled materials found around your home. Of course you dont have to use recylced materials, and you can embellish anyway you like. Materials needed: Pillow case (decorative) Placemat (template) Placemat…