Friday, February 26, 2016

Kind words and fun photos for the Inside Out Bag

What a treat to get fan mail...well, ok, it was just a very nice email from one of my oh-so-creative customers.  She wrote, "'s a great pattern.  I made my mom the larger version with Harry Potter fabric for her birthday and she loved it.

"I had to tell her I made it because she thought it was store-bought which is as much testament to your clear instructions as to my craftsmanship."  I can't tell you how wonderful that is to hear.  And photos are always a special surprise.  It's not only a "phew" moment (phew, she likes it!), but a "wow" moment, too (wow, look what she made with my pattern!).  Thank you, Sarah, for such a lovely gift :).

Talking about my purse patterns on YouTube...

Linda, of GottaBeHandmade, recently interviewed me for her series she's doing on makers of just about everything (as long as it's handmade!).  She kindly invited me to join her (on "Blab")and talk about how I got started making purses and looking at some of my sample bags. Linda is a delightful interviewer and I had great fun spending time with her. Thank you, Linda!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

She did it!!

 Linda, from GottaBeHandmade, swore she wasn't that great a seamstress...and then proceeded to sew one of my Intermediate Level patterns, A Place for Everything, in no time...and with extras she added!
She did a beautiful job and there are pockets galore - she added more!  Way to go, Linda!  Check out her Twitter feed - it's packed with handmade goodies :).