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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Moving on to bigger and better blogging

Hi guys - it's funny... I just got a few followers on this blog and bam! I have been working hard on starting up a new personal site with a blog included...

You can find it here...

This blog is going to go bye-bye in just a bit... there will be no more updates to the blog... or to the beginnings of my tutorial lists...
Please come and check out the new and incredibly improved yarn-or-fabric site. I have to say I'm really smitten with it - and already told my husband that I would like to change our business website a bit as well - I'm really impressed with the weebly site. I've been having a blast collecting links for it. If you sew - boy do I have some great tutorial lists!!

I hope to catch you all on the new blog - please leave messages there even if it's just to say hi!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wristlet Round Up - A List of Free Wristlet Purse Tutorials

I belong to several yahoo groups for quilting - there's no surprise there, I know... This morning one of the ladies in one of the groups wrote in looking for a wristlet tutorial... so as I was compiling a list for her I thought - hey, I really need to compile a list here!
Some may be new to you as well! I will be adding to this list of wristlets - and creating more super lists in the future!

carriebee /archive/2008/03/
diyhandbags - wet paint wristlet-tutorialThis one is one of my favorites!
two peas in a pod
uhandbag rather sexy
7layerstudio ribbon-drawstring-pouch

Cuff or Bracelet style (wrap and snap!) wrist-or-ankle-pocket

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NoodleHead Zippy Wallet Love

Not all tutorials online are fantastic - in fact, a lot of them are just lemons - but I have to say that I love the Noodlehead Zippy Wallet tutorial. I've made three so far - okay, two that I deemed worthy... One I actually chucked since I don't know what I was thinking when I was sewing it together and decided that it would take longer to rip it apart and fix it than to just remake it from scratch.

I give the Noodlehead Zippy Wallet tutorial two thumbs up!

It's quick - taking about 30-45 minutes to whip one of these bad boys out.
It's a well written & photographed tutorial.
Yeah, it's a keeper :)

The one on the left is for my friend, Karen. The machine embroidery design is courtesy of Urban Threads over at
I made hers a wee bit bigger to give the embroidery design a bit of breathing room. I didn't want it to be all cramped and all!!

The butterfly one is for me - I just loooove that fabric!! I added that super cute button on the little card-securing flap. It just matches perfectly!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Shhh! A Sale is Around the Corner!!

I have been very quiet the past few months but I have been very busy! Caron has been keeping me on my toes with project after project so there has been little to report in land.

I have just been asked to do a few more projects for Caron that are on a close deadline so sadly those have to take priority before I get back to designing for the site - although I might have a few tricks up my sleeve - I have one project that has been haunting me in my sleep so I’ll be working on that one shortly… Considering how much I have envisioned it I do believe it will flow off the hook :)

But the big news… A sale is around the corner according to my inside site building source…. Can’t say when but I will say it’s coming up!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Knobby Knees Skeleton!

Just when you thought there was only one skeleton pattern online - I have created another one!
Knobby Knees Skeleton just debuted on and he's a hit already! He is really going to give Realistic Bona Fide a run for his money that's for sure!! Both skeletons have their own distinct look. I can not choose which one I like better so please don't ask me!!

Knobby Knees Skeleton will be great decked out in embroidery for Day of the Dead! He has a sugar skull look to him that is yelling "Break out the embroidery floss or bright colored yarn!!"

He's 17" tall and quite a bit buffer than Realistic Bona Fide as well. It is like apples and oranges!
Come and check him out! He's in the Creatures and Monsters as well as in the Halloween!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Holy Handbag! An error has been spotted!

Corlene was super to let me know an error was found in the Realistic Bona Fide Skeleton! He had a broken pelvic bone which one can only imagine as being very painful in real bones but in a crochet pattern when you get to something and the math just does not add up it's just as painful!

Round 10 of the pelvic bone has had surgery and now he's good to go and can be downloaded again in your download area - although if you want to save a bit of paper you can correct your print out with a quick slip of the pen
Round 10 should read....
Round 10: Sc in 3, sc2tog twice, sc in 6, 2sc in 2, sc in 5 (20)

What do you get when you have a Head Hunter without his spear?? A very under dressed head hunter! Redownload that file to get this latest in savage fashion accessories! Your Head Hunter will thank you! How can he go to work without all of his tools?!

If ever you find an error please let me know! I strive to create fun, easy to understand patterns that are error free. Sadly, I am still only human. I won't be upset if you contact me to let me know a ball got dropped - I will actually be extremely happy that you took the time to contact me so I can get it fixed for good!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Every Day is Halloween

The last design I made was the Realistic Bona Fide Skeleton and I loved him! He was so challenging and realistic and detailed.... these guys though? Well, I went with a whimsical approach and have started working on classic horror movies. I grew up loving horror movies and books so I have begun my homage to them!

Behold! Frankenstein.... the Bride of Frankenstein and Dracula!
I brought them all back from the dead and gave them new life in acrylic yarn!
They will be hiding out in the Halloween and Creatures and Monsters groups!