Painting the World One Handbag at a Time

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Elise Kitchen Apron Pattern

I wanted to share this with you. It is a new pattern for me. It is a fabulous kitchen apron that is now available. It is a section on my website that I have been slowly trying to get together. I love aprons. I have many people in my family who cook so I was inspired by them and of course "Neena" who is my mother.
The back of the apron has a wonderful tie. I think the bow adds a touch of feminine quality to an apron. I just love the full size bow. The waist band is very slimming.
The dish towel loop is what gives this apron the special feature that a lot of aprons out there do not have. You are always on the hunt for that dish cloth, keep it by your side always. It is perfectly positioned. No need to keep it on the counter or over the cabinet door. It is right there for you.
This pattern is so very easy to make and comes in all sizes, small to extra large. Makes a great gift as well. You can see more about this apron here at:
There will be more added to this page so keep stopping by. Thank you, Jackie

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Easy Peeezzy Pockets for Your HandBag

You will love these pockets for your bag. You can make them with or with out interfacing. The interfacing just gives the pocket support. You will need 1piece of fabric, cotton is best, and 1 piece of light weight fusible interfacing both cut at 8 1/2" wide x 11" tall.

Your panels are going to be long wise.

Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the panel. Use manufactures instructions.

Fold in half long wise and pin to secure.

Sew using a 3/8" seam allowance. Be sure to back stitch on both ends to be secure.

Easy Peeezzy Pockets for Your Handbags part 2

This is what you should have once sewn.
Trim the access on each corner and discard, you are reducing the bulk.
Turn right side facing you and push your corners crisp, press if needed.
Fold under the raw edges into the cavity of the pocket. Press.
Pin to secure. Pocket made! Now when you place this on your lining panel, be sure the open end is facing the bottom of the lining panel so that when you sew it in place, the open end will sew closed.

More pictures of Libby

Here are a few more pictures of my Libby bag. This bag will be traveling to quilt stores all over Florida and a few in Georgia. My friend with Blank Textiles will be featuring this bag along with the fabric to purchase for quilt stores as well as the pattern. Hopefully you will see it in one of your stores soon.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Libby Drawstring Shoulder Bag

Isn't she cute. I have to say that I just love this bag. The fabric is so fabulous. The detail is amazing. The style of bag is perfect for the fabric. Full of life. Libby is just a great all around bag.
She has so much function. Inside is lined with a pocket. It is a draw string so closes tight. Double shoulder straps. Thin so they are not to bulky.
Libby is easy to make. She whips up in one simple afternoon. She has a flat bottom with pleats to give you tons of room with out looking bulky. Her size is 20" wide x 15" tall when fully open.
If you would like even more information about Libby please click here: . Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

I have not been blogging much lately, I got a terrible cold. Still have it. Not as bad as it was but good heavens, it put me out of commission for a week, if not longer. All of my creative juices sorta got put away for a while and now they are pouring out like tomato juice. lol..
I have already made a new bag pattern, oh my goodness it is adorable. I am not able to show you yet because I am still working on photos for the pattern cover and then all of the other stuff that goes along with it. I will have it featured in my July news letter along with a new apron pattern. Yes I have been very busy. If you have not signed up for my news letter you may want to so you can see them first:
I promise you will not be disappointed.
Have a great day!

A cute little wallet

This is one of my patterns. Her name is Claudette. Is is very cute. Easy to make with no trouble at all. She has everything you need. A zipper pocket, place for cash, credit cards and your check book. The front has a velcro closure for easy access.