So… I totally LOVE seeing pictures of the bags our customers make from our patterns! There’s not too much I like better than opening up an email that includes a picture or two of a customer-made bag, and the pictures we received last month are truly extraordinary! And guess what! The eight pictures below represent…

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So…. This will be the last bag sample we show you in the run-up to the release of this new pattern and if you’re thinking that this bag looks vaguely familiar to you, you’re right! That’s because I did something for this sample that I’ve only done one other time, that being… I used the…

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So… some folks call it hoarding, but stockpiling is a WAY nicer word, don’t you think?  Either way, it’s thought by many to be one of the primal instincts, like the drive to protect one’s young, to procreate, and to survive… Experts say that that the hoarding instinct is hidden in the genetic code of…

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So… it’s been a while since our last post in this series, but now that the 1st draft of the instructions for this new pattern is complete and on their way ( along with the templates & other supplies) to our testers, it’s time to get back to some serious sample making (and pattern naming)!!!…

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I love most all animals. Cats, dogs, cows, chickens, goats, rabbits, horses, hamsters…heck, pretty much all of them (and FYI- insects and spiders are NOT animals… in MY book). As a matter of fact, I can’t really think of an animal I wouldn’t enjoy watching or learning more about. So when this random person wrote…

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So… a bunny came to stay with us for several weeks! Yep, I know that sounds a bit odd with two cats in the house but he came for an extended stay nonetheless! Why you might ask? Turns out that my daughter & her family had to be away from home for several weeks &…

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So… I totally LOVE seeing pictures of the bags our customers make from our patterns! There’s not too much I like better than opening up an email that includes a picture or two of a customer-made bag, and the pictures we received last month are truly extraordinary! So let’s get started! Noreen Saukko used fabric…

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So… following our last post I told you that I felt confident enough about this design that I felt it was time to go ahead and make the step drawings so I can start working on the instructions. This necessitates making one more sample and here it is! I had an extremely hard time however…

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So… The first overseas trip I ever took was in the year 2000, when I journeyed to the Brussels, Belgium area with my church orchestra. I remember spending the greater part of that trip in wide-eyed amazement looking at sights that up until then had never seemed real. I loved mingling with the locals and marveling at the rich history…

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So… in our last post, the sample that I showed you was pretty much representative of what the final design will look like. I’m satisfied that we’ve solidified the features for this bag and now all that’s left is to name this design, make some more show samples and write the instructions… well that’s over…

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