wine bag with Scandinavian flair

I thought it would be cool to design a wine bag. I recently purchased some fabric from Hawthorne Threads designed by Lotta Jansdotter. I am of Swedish decent, and I am drawn to her Scandinavian design asthetic. I thought a combination of her fabrics would be perfect for my wine bag.

Here it is.


Distracted by children and puppets

I started this blog to share my handmade bags and an occassional garment that I’ve sewn. Like almost everyone else, that’s not all I do. I periodically teach children art classes. For the past three summers, my teaching partner, Pam Atkinson, and I have ran a “Puppet Palooza” art camp for children in our community. My head’s still reeling from our amazing, two weeks of camp that ended yesterday. I thought I would share some photos with you.

Week One - Puppets in Space

Week One – Puppets in Space

Week Two - Crazy Pet Tales

Week Two – Crazy Pet Tales


Next, some quiet days of sewing, a tie-dye workshop, and a trip to Lake Tahoe!

California girl becomes a Longhorn with upcycled t-shirt

In November, 2011, my husband, daughter, parents, and I visited Austin, Texas on a “significant birthdays” celebration trip. We spent some time walking around the University of Texas. We were swept up in the Longhorn spirit, and my husband, Michael, bought this t-shirt.
Before this visit, the state of Texas had never been on our radar, and Michael and I were somewhat surprised when our daughter Hanna, now 18, expressed an interest in applying to UT, Austin. Well, through her hard work and an amazing offer, Hanna is actually going to be a Longhorn this fall!

A few days ago, Michael announced that his Texas shirt had become “short and wide” after a few washings and was donating it to the recycle pile. Of course, upcycling this t-shirt for Hanna was the obivious course of action.

Hanna and I selected New Look Pattern 6814 for the re-make.
So here is Hanna’s first, of hopefully many, Longhorn t-shirts!

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