My kinda Easter

  I don’t care what season it is, black is a staple in my wardrobe. And even though spring is the time for pastels, who says we have to follow the rules? That said… I’m LOVING these black Easter eggs. Some are decorative, others are edible, but either way, using black as the backdrop makes me……

ETUI BAG

Originally posted on Bag'n-telle:
‘Etui Bag’ This compact bag design is ideal for small items like a cellphone, camera, wallet, or other articles of daily use you may carry. Dimensions: 6” high x 4” wide x 2” deep [15 cm x 10 cm x 5 cm] Construction Method: Turned finish – this method may…

SKIVING

Originally posted on Bag'n-telle:
Leather can be a very forgiving material to work with in bag-making projects. It is supple yet durable and hard-wearing. However it does required a different approach than that of sewing cloth. Depending on what type of leather you use and how thick the sample is, it may be a…

New Series: Altering Fabric– Part 1: Waxed Fabric

As you might have noticed from my other blog posts, I love embellishment. I love using different and unusual fabrications to create my handbags. However, being on a budget, the art of embellishing can be costly. So I have decided to study different techniques that alter inexpensive fabrics to create the illusion of more expensive…

My New Bucket Bags and How I Made Them

Having been suggested by my daughter I decided to try a new style of bag in my two shops… Bucket Bags I did some research around the internet and thought what a great clean design that could work with both vintage and modern fabrications. The bags can either have either a backpack or shoulder handle….

Home Party Divas: Helping Charities Succeed through Networking- Running Now – Feb 27 The Biggest ONLINE Expo

 Now through Feb. 27, 2015 a great event is running; The Biggest ONLINE Expo to benefit Maliyah who is battling cancer. To read her story please go to @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnlvdWNhcmluZy5jb20vbWVkaWNhbC1mdW5kcmFpc2VyL3RlYW0tbWFsaXlhaC1mdW5kLS8xMzE2MTg6Og==:http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/team-maliyah-fund-/131618%5D The event has gathered 30 great vendors selling assorted goods from jewelry to cleaning products. This is just one of many charity events sponsored by a great group…

Purse Interfacing 101 Plus a Few Of My Own Secret Tips

First there are few excellent companies that make purse interfacing: Pellon, Vilene, HeatnBond  just to name a few and depending on your budget you can find just the right one for you. Structured Handbags I have discovered that 90% of all handbags I make always use these 2 types of interfacing in them. #1 Fusible Fleece, this creates a…

Finally Working with Leather

In my last post I talked about how excited I was to finally able to work with leather. When I was in school at the Fashion Institute of Technology I worked with leather all the time since I was working on industrial sewing machines. But when I left and started working at home on a…