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


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! I want share the only sample I have on hand from the LaCartera handbag collection curated from my Spoonflower textile shop.  This beauty will make you do a double-take and maybe a triple-take! As some of you may know my collection is on hold right now, but not forgotten! …

Roostery Product Review


Do you remember my Blogiversay Giveaway from my Roostery Home Décor Shop? The winner of the giveaway posted a great review and photos of the Vintage Filigree placemats she won on my Facebook page. Since I can’t copy & paste Lisa’s comments from Facebook onto the blog, I’ve recreated her review below. “I wanted to share how Beautiful my placemats are!…

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…

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…

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…

Upholstery Textiles – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Textiles – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? I’ve been working on textiles for my backyard cushions, and kitchen curtains. I also need wall paper too! But when I put the textiles together I thought that this would make an awesome quilt too! I have a couple more coordinating prints to add to the collection,  but I…

Textiles – Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


This Hit or Miss; Fab or Drab; is for another Spoonflower textile challenge and I need your help to select my final entry! The challenge involves a textile that highlights the beauty, complexity and drama of the sea for BucketFeet shoe collection of ocean-themed footwear to raise awareness about the environmental issues and the impact of rising…

Sewing Tip- How to Make Custom Sewing Labels


Mayra at So Sew Easy experimented with different sewing label styles and shares inexpensive ways you can make your own custom sewing labels! “There are so many nice label shops out there, especially on Etsy. I’ve been wanting to get some custom sewing labels for myself for some time now, but for wanting so many different styles, it would cost me…

Sewing Tip- Cheap PDF Pattern Storage Ideas


I found cheap PDF pattern storage supplies at the Dollar Store where everything is a dollar!  It is definitely worth the trip if you’re looking to organize your craft supplies too! Here are a couple of ideas I found useful for storing PDF patterns. Pin this for later! I thought it would be fun to cover file storage boxes…

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…