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It’s time for me to get back to this blog.  I feel like I’ve been on summer vacation from blogging.  Well, I’m now back, and sewing in full swing.  I got to have sewing classes this summer at my house, so that has kept me pretty busy.  Summer classes are over, and the fall classes don’t start until October, so I have a little breather.

I had my last show in July, which went very well, and I can’t seem to stop sewing.  The problem I have is that every time I make something new, I tend to want to keep it for myself.  Am I the only one who feels like this? 

My latest projects seem to really focus around repurposing items.  In particular, I have been making skirt bags.  I hate when I shop thrift stores and find the cutest skirt in the greatest pattern, only to find that it is nowhere near my size.  Now I can turn those cute skirts into bags – and no matter what size I am, a bag ALWAYS fits.  I also like to leave in original details like zippers or pockets.  I’ve also found I can have a little fun with them, like with this Abercrombe and Fitch pink boucle skirt.  The lining is pink, with a lace trim at the bottom.  Instead of sewing the bottom closed, I only sewed the lining closed.  If you swish the purse just right, the skirt flips up, and reveals the pink lining with the lace trim. I thought it was very whimsical.  Some of them will be listed for sale in my Etsy shop  .  If you purchase anything in my shop, let me know you came from my blog, and I’ll throw in a special gift.  You can also see some of my latest creations posted on my facebook page, and hear about any upcoming shows I’ll be at.


Abercrombie & Fitch skirt purse

Here are just a few others that I’ve made recently




The mod floral pattern one (in silk) is one of my favorites.  I think I’ll be keeping that one.  I was also thinking of posting my first tutorial about how to make these.  Is that something that you all think you would be interested in seeing?  If I get enough positive responses, then I’ll take the plunge.

I’m also going to try and post on a more regular basis, about once a month or so.  For all my fans and supporters, thanks for hanging in there with me on my blog.


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