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Monday, December 22, 2008

Free Bread Grocery Tote Pattern

Hi Everyone. I have added a new link category to my blog. Free Patterns by Jackie's Desighns "Posh Patterns" .

The first on my list of goodies is my bread bag. Everyone hates to have mushy bread so I made a bread bag to carry it in. It can also be used for a simple single wine tote bag. Very easy to make.

Also, we need to be thinking green, so this is perfect to go along with your grocery bags. Make one and send me a picture!

For the link to the free pattern go to the right side of my blog and look for Free Patterns, click on grocery bag and it will take you directly to my website where the bag and the pdf file can be down loaded.

Have fun and enjoy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Neena's Quilted Kitchen Apron

I have a new venue for my business. Neena's Kitchen accessories. It is going to be a full line of accessory's that you will be able to make. I am very excited about this line. It has been brewing for sometime now.
This photo is the first, it is a quilted apron. It will come in a variety of sizes sm, med, lrg, extra lrg.
This apron pattern set will offer a lot of options. I am not finished with it yet. I will post later when it is complete. This apron is quilted with two large pockets on the front with a tab and Velcro closures.
It is gathered around each side and ties in the back. It is just adorable.
I think this will make a fine addition to mothers day gifts.
Thank you for looking.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Evening Bag Scarlett

This is Scarlett evening bag. It is just gorguse. Beautiful layers of satin. A loop over a crystal button for a closure.
Double shoudler strap.
I absolutely love this bag.
I have been working on my website, it has so many new changes for my patterns. I now have a supply list when you click on a photo of a pattern you like.
The entire website has had an over haul. I am quite pleased. If you get some time please check it out.
I have been so busy making new bags. I will post more later.
Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Henriettas Handbags and Purse Patterns

This is my latest pattern Mary Lee, a very cute tote bag with a lot of style and room. Plenty of pockets and a magnetic snap closure.
I am very proud to announce that I am now a part of Henrietta's handbag and purse patterns store.
If you are not familiar with her store, please click on the link below and check it out. She carries a huge assortment of quality handbags and I am now proud to say that I am a part of it.
Here is the link if you would like to see:

These are some photos of my newest patterns. I have not blogged in a while so I will have to make it quick.
I am also going to work on a fabulous wallet pattern and another accessory pattern for your handbag. I am very excited. I only wish I had enough time in the day.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bridal Bags and such

I had a phone call the other night. A client requested that if I could make a bridal bib. I was a bit confused and had to ask why.. Normally I do not but considering the request I had to. It was intended to be a gag gift because the bride is a very very messy eater. lol.. :0) Well I just could not make it cheesy so I did what I could.
I actually like it. And so did she. I hand stitch a beautiful applique that I had and a few rose puffs with beaded accessory. The flowers are actually from a bridal gown. So it does has special meaning behind it. The outer trim is a delicate scroll. It ties in the back. The base fabric is a beautiful white brocade.

With the bib I could not just give that only so I made her a simple clutch that had a tie wrap around. It is done in the same brocade with an applique that I hand sewn on with beaded embellishing.

This is a close up of the applique. It is a simple bag to hold her lipstick, a tissue etc.... Just a few girlie things you need when you need to freshen up.

I love making bridal bags and have several to show. I will get to it eventually. The bridal bibs. I think that they could be something fun for babies that are in weddings or attending. I loved making it.

Natalie, a very stylish tote bag

This bag makes me very happy. It has such class. Design by my daughter Natalie. Created out of her brilliant mind. :0) Yes I am a very proud mom. I asked for her thoughts and this is what she came up with.
This pattern is available.
The front of the bag is a beautiful floral print with rich classy colors. The black has a light bit of sheen, very subtle. The bronze buckle a perfect addition.

This is a close up of the buckle and detail of the fabric. It is a three ring bronze colored buckle that has the black fabric weaved through. I love the class of the fabric.

On the back side of this bag is a black band that is all pockets. Each is individual narrow pockets great for sunglasses lip gloss etc.. What a great idea. Inside has pockets as well. Fully lined in black with a double shoulder strap.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Quilting Arts Magazine

I am a happy girl. I received my very first issue of Quilting Arts.
If you need inspiration hands on this is what to have.
Everything is this magazine is explained in full detail. Large photos. You can not go wrong. Inspiration at it's finest.
I have learned so much just by view photos, reading.. It is an amazing tool to have by your side when you feel creative.
This is the link where I got mine:

They also have a blog that I am a member of. All you have to do is ask and you shall receive. Here in this group of amazing artist, you get to talk to gifted, amazing artist from all over the word. I am over whelmed at how helpful they are. Kind, considerate and willing to help.

If the quilting arts is not your thing, no worries they have even more to offer.
I encourage you to be inspired by these wonderful people.

:0) Lv Jackie

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mod Podge Handbag

This is my first pod modge handbag. It is an evening bag. The fabric is black with a bit of sheen. I mounted on the back side a stiff peltex and free motion machine stitch the entire bag.
From there I layered first a decrotive paper in a paisley design. then added silk flowers and beads.
In addition I added on top of the silk flowers 2 beaded clusters. one on the bottom left and one on the top right side. These are not mounted with the mod podge, I used a special adhesive for this.
The mod podge I used was a high gloss. I might try the matte next time.
I am not to thrilled the way the edges came out. I would much rather not have the mod podge on the bag itself in plain site, so I am going to work on it a little bit more.
It came out ok for the first time. I will make another.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Beautiful Crochet Shawl Just for Me.

This is my new shawl. It is absolutely gorguse. It is my first shawl. I have always wanted one but could never find the right one. Until a good friend of mine posted one on her photo blog. I fell in love. It was the one for me. I quickly emailed her and asked if she could make me one in a natural shade. Anything would do, brown, black, cream. What ever inspired her. This is what she made for me. It is exquisite,
This is the full view of the shawl. Look at all the detail. The color is rich with a bit of sheen. It is light weight, perfect for Florida. I wanted a light weight shawl so when I am at my craft shows or sitting outside I have some thing to cover. Or when I am out just wearing it because it is absolutely fabulous.
This is as close as I could get with my camera to show you all of the detailed work. I wish I could have gotten closer. But let me tell you, it is perfect.
My friends name is Ceci and here are the links to all of her amazing work. I encourage you to look. She is an amazing artist.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Pattern "Mira"

Here is my latest bag. I am so very proud of this one. I absolutley love the style and fabric. It is a great bag for all summer long. Heck even for the fall if you like the colors.
The bag is a double shoulder strap with a magnetic snap on the inside. Two pockets on the inside that are divided.

The liner could have not been a more perfect match. I also used it for the gusset as well. The bag has a flat bottom on it. I added a plastic support in it so it will not sag when you put your things inside.
This is my own pattern and will be available. Great bag!!!
Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lorete shoulder bag in bright fun colors

This is my latest pattern. The name is Lorete. This is a great style shoulder bag. It is a style that works with just about any fabric you throw on it.
This particular fabric is full of color, bright red, blue, green and touches of gold. If you look close you can see butterflies.
The flap closure is a magnetic snap. The flap itself is a circle. Very cute.
The printed bag is free motion machine stitching. It has a double shoulder strap.
The red bag is just your basic bag with no quilting.
It has two pockets on the inside, flat bottom.

This is a close up of the flap and fabric with free motion machine stitching. I used the red dot fabric to keep the color flow moving to the inside of the bag.
This pattern was very easy to make, it just took a afternoon to put it together. I like that.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Black and white reversable tote bag

This bag is just fabulous. I love the style and fabric. First I have to tell you all about it and how it came to be. First I own a yahoo group " Bags to Brag About" I have over 1000 members who absolutely love making handbags. Well, periodically we have swaps. Where we make each other handbags and give them to each other. For this bag you are looking at is a part of a swap. In the beginning of the swap we exchange a list of questions that tell us just a little about our selves, nothing to personal. Then we send each other fabric, just enough to make the bag. In this case we are all using the same pattern. Well my partner sent me the black with white dots and the white with black dots. When I got the fabric I had no idea what I was going to do with it. So I brewed for a few days and I come up with the quilted strips. It came out wonderful but I wanted to go a step farther.

With that in mind the bag became revers able. LOVE IT!!! The black fabric I purchased. This is the front of the bag when it is turned. The bag has a button closure. The button is big and fun for the front of the first photo, the second is a little smaller, just a little more casual. The entire bag is free motion machine stitching, front and back.

So, the bag has to have a pocket. I made a large pocket that is divided in the center, so really you are getting two. Then I added a Velcro closure. :0)
Well I had extra material left over, I decided to make a purse organizer to go with it. This as well has a loop over a button closure. I think it makes the perfect accessorise to the bag.
On the top of the bag near the handle placement is pleated. This follows through on all sides of the bag, including the revers able side.
My favorite side, I have to say is the stripe quilted side. Top photo. I love it, it has class. It is funny with polka dots, you really can not add a lot to them, they speak for themselves. If you add to much to it, it tends to get a to busy. I think the perfect bag pattern suits the dots well. I am very excited and can not wait to send it on it's way. :0) I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Blue Rose Quilted bag and such...

This is my latest bag. It is my "Stephanie" pattern. The old one is going to be not available as soon as I get the write up done on this one. It is a larger bag and I wanted the directions to be a little more user friendly. So I will hopefully have it completed soon.
The bag is quilted front and back. The only thing changed was the size.
My attempt at fiber art has slowed down for a moment. I have prior obligations that I have to finish first. Such as this pattern and I am also is a swap on my group. Lots of fun. We are all using the same pattern. We send each other fabric that we want the bag to be made of, then from there we do what ever we want. Very fun. I will post the bag when it is finished.
I am currently working with a few quilt stores to carry my patterns. That is another obligation very important to me that has to be finalized. It is very nerve racking, you just never know what the out come will be.
I am always looking for ideas and comments to better my patterns. Looking into better solutions. Al tho lately it has been very very busy, with bags and patterns. I have sold so many in this past 3 weeks. It is getting hard to keep up. Very exciting.
I have nothing really new coming up currently. I just need to finish all the loose ends. Plus summer is here, school is out in a few days. I think I just maybe able to find a little more time in my day! Yeah!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quilted Tote Bag Timeless Treasures

This is my own pattern "Stephanie" #009. It is a braid quilted pattern.
I just love the fabric. It is by Timeless Treasures, the rose pattern. I quilted the bag and gave it some machine decorative stitch on the top and bottom.
It has a double shoulder strap with a loop over a button closure.
The bag is for a friend. I am very excited to send this one out.
I have another one I am working on, the colors are going to be in the blue family. I am very excited. I will have three different fabric prints for this next one. :0)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Purse Contest

There is a lot going on in my group of faaaaabulous handbag artists. I am very excited to announce that we are having our very first contest.
Members apply to my moderator and I, then they have a certain time frame to complete a bag. Then 4 pictures that best suites the bag they have made will be placed in a folder, members of the group will then choose and place 3 winners, top honors, 1st and second.
I am very excited. I think this is a great way for them to participate in the group activities.
The exciting part for me is looking at their amazing talents, getting them to push their box a little bit farther then their norm.
I will post pictures of the bags when we get closer.
Good luck my friends!!
Lv Jackie

Friday, May 2, 2008

Lavender Rose quilted Bag

I absolutely love this bag. The fabric is just so beautiful. I could not see it done any other way. It reminds me of a basket of flowers. I made each individual fabric flower. They are across the entire front of the bag.

On the back side of the bag is a single pocket with an additional rose added as an embellishment.
The top of the bag is quilted along with the inside. Inside also has additional pockets as well.
This is my own pattern and is available on all of my stores. Links are located at the top right side of this page.
Thank you for looking.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

And the Winner is!!!!!

Sonja Nelson!!!!! Yahoo!
Congratulations! Sonja has a choice of any pattern on my website.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and gave your wonderful comments.
To each of you who did so, I would like to extend an offer to you, you may purchase any pattern from me on my website for $6.00. Plus shipping.
This is just a one time offer.
Before you do, please email me personally with your email address and I will give you your total with shipping.
Thank you again for everything. You are all so wonderful!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask
Lv Jackie

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Free handbag pattern give away.....

Hello, thank you so much for stopping by.
I am excited to post this exciting give away. Here are the rules.
Comment to this particular post. Be sure to leave me your email address so I can reach you. Only one comment per person please.
On May 1, 2008 I will draw 1 lucky winner and they can pick any 1 handbag pattern of their choice free!!
Have fun!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Orchid summer tote

This is a new design for me. It is a zipper tote bag with a single shoulder strap. I free motion
machine stitch the entire bag. I used a sun yellow for an accent on the top and the same color for the liner.
I then added a machine decorative stitch on the top band, handle and accessorie case for the side. This my own pattern and is available.

This is the side view of the accessorie case that comes with it. It is the perfect size for your cell or keys. What ever you have that is small and easy to slide in. It has a velcro closure. The handle ties to the shoulder strap to the bag. The straps are long enofe to tie around your belt loop for another accent or just leave it on the bag. Which ever works best for you. The pattern icludes instructions for this as well. It is a perfect bag for the summer. Make on for yourself or for a friend. The pattern is available and the bag is available for a limited time.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

"A" Shaped Bag Pattern with Applique

The pattern buisness is booming. I am so very excited. I have sold already over 200 patterns and still going. Yeah!!

This bag pattern is absolutely wonderful. The unique thing about this bag is the handles. They wrap just slightly around the front and back sides of the bag.

It is a snap closure and also available is a loop over a button closure.

The applique that I put on the bag is just beautiful. It has so much detail. The colors are a perfect match.

This is a handbag. I like the fact that it sits on your arm perfectly.

The fabric is amazing. The tulips are exquiste. They are large and full of color. So much detail went into this fabric. Very nice. This is a view of the handle from the side.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Embroidery Zipper Shoulder Bag

This is a zipper closure shoulder bag. The print is a lovely floral design. The flowers are embroidered. Each flower is just beautifully done.
This is my own pattern, it is a great size 15/8 with a single shoulder strap.
I used a machine decorative stitch for the shoulder strap. It gives it a little something extra.
I love this style of bag. It very comfortable, perfect size. Just the right amount of space for all of your important things.
My patterns are very easy to read, this one has full instructions to install a zipper.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Purse Organizer Pattern

This is a purse organizer pattern that is a part of the other entry below. They come together as a set.
This is a smaller organizer that has a flap that keeps all your things inside secure. You make the organizer with the size pockets you need for all your important things.
This is a picture of the purse organizer with a few items inside. It is open fully, you can not see the other side. It folds very nicely inplace and secures with the flap.
Great accessorie for your handbag.
The pattern is available on my website and the Ebay store.
These are very easy and quick to make.

Purse Organizer Pattern

This is Posh Purse Organizer pattern. This pattern set comes with two organizers, this is the largest organizer. It is a simple fold with many pockets. It has a elastic loop over a button closure to keep all of your items secure. It is a clever little bag that slips right inside your handbag.

This is a photo of the organizer with a few items inside. It is not completely full, just half way. You simply fold it up and secure. You make this fun accessorie in any color. Here cotton is used.
I have the pattern available on my website and on the Ebay store.

This is a really great gift to make your self or give as gift for a friend. The pattern is easy to use with full instruction.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Purse Pattern, Benartex Metro print

You love the handbag but you want to make your own, that is why I have my pattern made available just for you.
The bag is pleated in the front and back. Double shoulder strap, liner and pockets.
I offer easy to read instructions.
Make the bag your own with your choice of fabrics.

Benartex, Metro Print Yellow Shoulder Bag

This bag is just so fabulous.I absolutely love the print. It is Benartex Metro print. I accented the fabric with a vibrant blue. It is a double shoulder strap with a frog hemp closure, the front and back are pleated. The inside is fully lined with two pockets that are divided to hold all your important things.
Great bag for this years summer wardrobe.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Quilted Braid Pattern and Tote Bag

Bright and vibrant bag with a unique print. I love the braided look. This bag is made from several different colors of hand dyed batik. It is a double shoulder strap with a loop over a button closure. The back of the bag is red batik and is free motion machine quilted. The inside is lined with batik as well, with matching pockets.
The bag is available, if you would like to make your own you can also purchase a pattern.
This really is a great all around bag for the spring and summer.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pink shoulder bag with leather

This is a client order. She wanted some thing simple. It is my own pattern. It is a double shoulder strap with a flap over the front snap closure. The bottom of the bag is distressed leather. It can easily be made with all cotton. Size 10 x 15 with a flat bottom. It is real easy to make. It has two pockets inside, fully lined.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Messenger Bag Quilted

This is a fabulous messenger bag that is free form machine quitled. Tons of color with unique style. Very large pockets on the front and back of the bag. Large flap to close it tight. the inside has pockets as well.
This bag is available and also if you would like to make your own I sell the pattern as well. This is my own pattern.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Red Rose Tote Bag Perfect for Valentines day

This is just the perfect bag for Valentines Day. It is available to purchase or you may buy the pattern and fabric to make one your self.
The fabric is so striking, it is as if you can reach out and smell each individual soft petal.
The pattern is a unique shape with a hard bottom for stability. The closure is a loop over a satin black button. The inside is fully lined with two pockets that are divided. This bag not only looks fabulous but is functional as well.
This bag has a double shoulder strap. The bottom band is a micro fiber to keep nice as well as the shoulder strap.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Brilliant Rose Shoulder bag

The fabric is by Benartex, the pattern Posh #005. Both are available including the bags itself. The pattern is a double shoulder strap with a magnetic flap over the front closure. Inside has two pockets divided for maxium storage. The pattern has options with or with out the band bottom. The fabric on the front and back of the bags are free motion machine stitching. Simply just beautiful.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Paisley Pink Shoulder Bag and Pattern

This is a fun bag to carry for the spring and summer time. Perfect paisley bag accented in a shimmer green. The bag is a fun unique shape that will catch any ones eye. It has a flap over the top with a magnetic snap closure. A double shoulder strap keeps this bag on your shoulder. The inside of the bag is fully lined with two pockets divided to hold all your important things.
This bag is available to purchase and also as a bag pattern for those who would like to make their own.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Red Geranium Shoulder Bag and Pattern

This beautiful bag is available to purchase and as in a pattern as well. It's unbelievable colors just jump right out at you. The geraniums are detailed in such a way that you can pick them right off the fabric.
This bag measures in at 10 x13 x 3. It is a shoulder bag with a hard bottom for stability. It's unique design is my own pattern. It has a double shoulder strap with a magnetic snap flap. The inside has two sections of pockets to hold all your important things.
The black fabric that accents the bottom is a micro fiber. The inside is lined in a shimmer of green.
Perfect bag for the summer. Great pattern to make as your own.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Spring Garden Tote Bag

This bag is full of color and beautiful poppy florals. Amazing pattern that just jumps right out at you. The bag is a double shoulder strap with a flap over the top snap closure. The body of the bag is free motion machine stitching. The bottom of the bag is hard for stability. The inside is lined with the same small accent print you see at the top of the bag. It has 2 sections of pockets that are divided to hold all your important things. This bag is available and is also available in pattern form.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Butterfly Garden Tote Bag

This is a new style for me. My own pattern. I will be selling my own handbag patterns shortly. This will be one of them. This bag has pockets surrounding the entire body front and back. It has double shoulder strap with a loop over a button closure. There are two buttons on the front and one on the back. I like to keep the same look for both sides. The inside is fully lined with additional pockets as well. Those are divided to hold are your personal needs. The bottom of the bag is firm so it will not sag when you put your items inside. The pattern is just full of color, with beautiful butterfly's and flowers for them to sit on. I added the sun yellow to accent the bag. The pockets on the inside are a bright blue.
This bag is available for purchase. For handbag patterns you will have to contact me.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Oriental Koy Fish Hobo Bag

This is a beautiful koy oriental hobo bag. The fabric is just amazing. It has touches of gold threw the entire bag. At the crisp line of the gold swirl I added a machine quilted stitch to give it some detail. The gold accent color is also in each of the fish. The back of the bag is a large double pocket with a velcro closure flap to keep everything secure. This bag is full of rich color, style and comfort. The hobo style bag is really a fabulous look in any fabric.
Inside of the bag has even more pockets to store all your personal things.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wine Tote Bag

This is a new item for me. I will be making wine tote bags. On the planner will be single and double wine bottle holders.
This specific one is made for a friend. It is a double bottle holder with a double handle strap. The bottom of this bag is hard so the bottles will not sag when you lift it. The fabric is a heavy weight tapestry with a tropical design. The liner is a matching olive green. It has a divider inside that is a plastic base and covered with the liner fabric. This is to protect the bottles from hitting one another.
The closure is three strips of distressed leather. They are fed threw another piece of leather. At the end are wood beads to keep the leather from slipping threw. Perfect accent piece for this fabric.
More styles and colors will be coming.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Quilted A Shaped Tote Bag

Fabulous double shoulder strap with bronze look accent rings. The entire outside body of the bag is quilted with 2 1/2 inch strips. Many beautiful colors and patterns that compliment each other.

The handle is a double shoulder strap with added rings at the top of the straps. It has the appearance of a gathered bag. But the gathers are there to stay. They will not shift around on you. Great for added comfort.

The inside of this bag, picture shown, opens wide. It has a pocket to keep all your important things in place. The fabric for the liner is a beautiful shade of rose pink, with a faded floral design.
This bag is fabulous to throw and go.
Great style and colors for the lazy days of spring and summer.