Saturday, September 26, 2009

Did you know....?

...that there is 90 days left till Christmas?
...that I will do special orders?
...that I carry 18 colors of Mettler Metrolene?
...that I have many colors and widths of Petersham ribbon?
...that there are many new patterns, notions, and gift items coming to the ebay store in the few weeks?

Let me help you with your holiday sewing. Use the links when purchasing and shipping is discounted. Remember as the holidays approach, mailing times increase.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Inspiration...Shop Talk

Check out this wonderful bag by Salvatore Ferrango. It's the Mini Vara Capra Shoulder Bag. Really you need to zoom in on this bag and take in the details. The flap on the bag is created using little bits of metal. However, it looks a lot like Canadian smocking to me. This type of smocking is also known as Lattice Smocking or North American smocking. Here's a tutorial on how to accomplish it: Canadian Smocking.

There's 4 small o-rings, a buckle, and a chain on the purse strap. The chain also has a petersham ribbon woven in it. The edges of the bag are piped. Of course, this bag is leather. The price tag is $1490.00.

There are several pattern at The Pattern Loft @ eBay that you could use to duplicate the look. Here's three:

This is the My Favorite Bag by Black Cat Creations. You can see from the picture that it offers three different straps and has lots of inside pockets.

This is Judy's Favorite Purse by House of Quilts. It certainly has the right look.

This is Flap Happy by Tammy Tadd Designs. This bag has three options for the flaps.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

August 2009 drawing.

My son has drawn the name for the winner of the $15.00 in merchandise for August 2009. The winner is Debra W of Dallas, TX. Congratulations, Debra! Looking forward to your next order.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 2009 special @ eBay

For the month of September 2009, anyone spending $20.00 or more will receive a package of machine needles with their order. Please send me an email it there is something specific in the store that you are interested in or I will pick a package of needles.

Happy Sewing!