Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Friday

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

-Harriet Tubman

Thursday, August 26, 2010


If you purchase the new MODISH MESSENGER Bag pattern and email me photos of your finished bag and your feed back of how the pattern worked out for you, I will email you a FREE pattern of your choice! Your photos may even be featured in my pattern listing!!

Thank you for supporting HAND-MADE!!
Happy sewing!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


The MODISH MESSENGER is just perfect for anyone needing a fashionable, well organized space for all of their things. Whether you’re taking it to work, school or just about anywhere you go, you’ll soon realize you won’t want to be without this bag!


Fully lined with heavy interfacing, this bag is not only stylish, but it’s durable too! A convenient full size exterior pocket is just perfect for your files, folders or a great magazine. Inside you’ll find there is room spacious enough to fit most laptops. The lined interior pocket is the perfect hideaway for your wallet, cell phone or anything else you need at a moments notice. The large exterior flap makes it easy to get in and out of your bag in a flash. A sturdy adjustable strap allows you to wear this over your shoulder or across your chest or back, messenger style.

What is the best part about the MODISH MESSENGER, you ask??

The timeless design and sleek lines make this the obvious choice for a male or female! Depending on the fabric used when creating this bag it can be as masculine or feminine as you’d like it to be. The design, fabric and color combinations are endless!! This would also make a great diaper bag for the trendy new Mom!

With this SEWING PATTERN, you’ll be able to make your very own MODISH MESSENGER Bag!

For added clarity, this SEWING PATTERN includes full size pattern pieces along with fully illustrated instructions.

This is a PDF SEWING PATTERN that will be emailed to you within 48 hours of your purchase. (usually sooner)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

*15" wide x 13" high

* 4" gusset

*Fully lined and reinforced

*Full size exterior pocket

*Large interior accessory pocket

*22"-45" adjustable strap that can be worn messenger or shoulder style

Friday, August 20, 2010

Little Hands............. 7/31/2010

This obviously used to say "The Crochet Diva" until my darling little three year got her hands on it and decided it should say "The Croch Diva" instead.... I don't think I'll be changing the company name just yet. Ha Ha

Sew, Sew, Sew..... 7/19/2010

Tonight is going to be a very busy night! Once I get home I have nine purses to make! I have them prepped and cut out already so hopefully it will go pretty quickly from this point. I have some new leather purses to show you soon, so keep your eyes open, I hope to list them in the next day or two!

Thought for Saturday morning.......... 7/17/2010

It's not how many breaths you take in life, it's the moments that take your breath away................

Introducing AUDREY............ 7/13/2010

I'm just launching a new line of upscale handbags, purses and totes. They will be made out of more upscale fabrics, including leathers and silks. Keep checking back for new additions!
Audrey is sophisticated and stylish all wrapped up in an elegant package. This fabulous little purse is just what you need to carry around all of your essentials.
Audrey is 12" long, 5.5" tall and 3" deep. Just the right size! This purse has a convenient wristlet strap, making it effortless to carry. You might also choose to carry this purse as a clutch. The wristlet strap detaches for your convenience.
This purse is fully lined and interfaced for extra durability and has a zippered closure.
To add that last touch of class, Audrey comes with a handmade Diva "D" pendant that has been painted in goldleaf making this bag as elegant as you are.

Host your own DIVA party!! - 7/7/2010

OK, this is an idea I'm working on. I'm working on an idea where people can host their own Diva parties, taking orders for anything that I make. It would be an on-line party, so there wouldn't be any inviting people over to your house etc.

The host or hostess of the party would earn $/points towards items in my store. Or I would make them a custom piece, of course they get something special just for hosting . . . Like I said this is a work in progress right now, more like a thought in progress . . .
I'd love to hear any thoughts or suggestions you might have!

Crafty Feast - 4th of July (7/5/2010)

Well, I am exhausted! Crafty Feast in Columbia, SC was yesterday and it was a LONG day! We left the house at 7am, drove straight to the show, set up, worked the show until 10pm and then had to load everything up and go to the hotel around 11pm.

It was a nice show, and it's always nice to meet all of the other vendors and see what their craft is. I was interviewed for Fox News which was pretty neat, although I got back from the show to late to see the news.

A special thanks to my good friend Debbie, who sat in the brutal heat with me all day and helped with the show. You're the best!!

TGIF - 6/18/2010

Good morning! Thank goodness it's friday! Finally!! It has been so hot here. In the 90's the entire week! I thought I would try to take a couple minutes and write a short note. My last blog disappeared some how so I decided to make up this new site to keep you all updated on everything going on.

I've been very busy lately working on custom orders. I recently ordered new custom labels from a company in NYC. I'm so excited to put these on all of my things. Check out my new labels!