Category Archives: Purses

CH:H My Listings

In light of the last post, I whipped up a few things to add to Craft Hope’s etsy shop to raise money for Haiti. I got permission from Rebeka (aka artsycraftbabe) to use her free Phoebe Bag pattern to list in the esty shop, so if you’ve always liked that bag but don’t sew, now’s […]

Some of the same sewing. . .

My sewing machine recently kicked the bucket beyond repair. Stinks, right? I just got her in February and she did some good sewing but she was a refurbished machine. I think I’ve learned that you should not buy a refurb. Thankfully the machine is still under warranty and we’ll be contacting the seller to get […]

Phoebe Bag, repeat

This free pattern may quickly be turning into the one I choose as a go-to girl gift item. It’s such a classic shape, and as I mentioned the last time I made this, it’s a good size and fits nicely under your arm. I was able to sew this up during one of Jude’s naptimes, […]

Phoebe Bag

I don’t want you guys to think I’m not sewing! I am! And I have some great projects that I’m going to be starting soon…. I mean, Christmas sewing is starting now! I whipped up this little beauty as a gift for my mother-in-law’s birthday. The clarity of writing in this pattern is fantastic although […]

A month of celebrations. And sewing.

May is definitely the month of celebrations. I have 8 birthdays on my calendar, our anniversary, mother’s day, plenty of weddings, and not to mention all of the graduations (from college and since we work with high school students, tons of high school graduations!). I’m trying really hard not to spend money right now since […]

Tote Bag Lunch Time

Super fun lunch today! I met with my ‘Little Sister’, Amy (through Big Brothers, Big Sisters) and I taught her a bit about sewing. We sewed this great little tote bag that she is modeling below: She’s going to be the talk of the school when they all find out that she sewed that nifty […]

Diana Hobo – Free Pattern

Gosh, wouldn’t it be great if I could do a ‘free pattern Friday’ every Friday? So Anna Maria Horner just released a new purse pattern that reminds me a lot of my new free pattern just without straps! I thought I’d show it to y’all because it seems easy enough to make a few small […]