this is not your average handmade book purse

And by that,  I mean it’s not made of an actual book. I’m sure you know what I’m referring to.

THIS book purse, however, is made of fabric and has a book design.

Inspiration came when I was trying to decide what to do with the leftover fabric from a recent jewelry organizer commission. I wanted to create another purse design that would somehow fall under “everyday things.” I like to sew purses of non-purse things, you see.

*will talk more about the clapper board purse in another post


bringing DIY to denim

Two weeks ago, the boyfriend was invited by Lee Jeans to join their DIY event. I tagged along because well, that’s what we do, you know?

The event was held in a club and while that’s not my thing, I did have a great time. Mostly because they had these craft materials. Craft materials are my “people” so I was good.

Here are the other boys (Hey, Chad. Hey, Nicolo. Hey Doyle.) who were also featured at the event.

The boyfriend. And me, looking all pensive and all that.

I don’t know what I was thinking about. Probably when I will be able to do a shop update. Which finally happened two days ago:


In the spirit of this post’s lack of theme, can I just mention that I have just finished reading the Wheel of Time and that I am bummed that Egwene died?

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roly-poly pinafore by imagine gnats

My niece will be called Maya Ysabel. And this pinafore will be hers:

(Probably the star mobile as well but definitely not the books and the Chibi Totoro toy. Those are mine. Heh.)

When Rachael of imagine gnats invited me to be a part of her January pattern tour, I knew that I had to say yes. I was aware that she has several patterns for small humans and I wanted to go ahead and start sewing for my niece.

The Roly-Poly is a reversible pinafore. Choosing which fabrics to use for each side was quite the challenge. I had planned on adding a kitty-shaped pocket for the side with the umbrellas but I found myself wondering whether a 6-month old baby will have a need for pockets. They probably won’t so I settled for some printed ribbon.

For the reverse, I made sure to showcase the floral ribbon design of the fabric.

This turned out so cute! It ALMOST made me reconsider my “child-free for life” policy. Almost.

For playing under the rain:

For tea parties with imaginary friends:

To check out the other stops of the Imagine Gnats pattern tour, go HERE.

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