Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunbonnet Sue & Missing chicken handbag

A-ha !!   Found these photos in my hard disk.  This Sunbonnet Sue and missing chicken handbag was actually my old work back in 2011.  Back at that time, I difficulty accessing to blogspot from Shanghai, In the end, I no longer do any blogging.  So since I “meet” these project photos again, I want to share them in my blog.

I like this scene so much, it’s nolstagic and heart warming and I remember that was my second project in machine applique.  Take a look at the expression of little chicken there.  The angle of its eyes was really a hard one and I remembered sweating a little when sewing the eyes ^v^ hahah….. can’t help laughing just to think of that moment.  It was really a big “phew” after completion.

Apart from that the shape of the bag is pretty unique too.  It may look small in the eye but you will be surprise that it can actually put quite a number of goodies (one of my biggest criteria when making bag too).   My only regret here is I never thought of making pattern for this one that time … (~n~).  Any way, it’s just so great to see this bag again.

I always want to add more surprises to my bag projects, see the bag side of the bag, apart from a beautiful quilted pattern, I added a little pretty Lily of the valley applique.  I love this flower so much and went searching for the flower language.  It said Return of happiness, purity of heart, sweetness, tears of the Virgin Mary, you've made my life complete, humility, happiness, love's good fortune. The legend of the lily of the valley is that it sprang from Eve's tears when she was kicked out of the Garden of Eden. It is also believed that this flower protects gardens from evil spirits. Also known as the flower of May.”  What a perfect match of floral language for this bag. So it was added to my bag. 

What is the story of this bag, I will leave it for you to tell ^v^

Friday, August 15, 2014

About Anne Story Quilt original digital pattern file available in my Etsy now ^U^

Hello, everybody

Story Quilt About Anne cute tote bag digital pdf sewing pattern is available in my Etsy shop now.

The digital pattern is in photo illustrated step-by-step instructions.  I will guide you through almost every step, at the same time, I also use a more error proof way to help you through your sewing process. All you need to do is to understand every step and take it to your own pace.  Apart from making a beautiful bag for yourself or your love ones, you will surely enhance your quilted bag making skill from my pattern too.

If you wish to find out more about this pattern, please check out my Etsy shop or by clicking on the photo below.

If you are interested to purchase this pattern, please feel free to email me at

or visit my Etsy shop at the link below.

Weekend is coming soon, so any special plan ?  Enjoy your weekend ^v^

Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Tote bag , About Anne, of green gable ? Maybe ^v^

The moment of truth has come !  Finally my bag project is completed.
It’s the story about little Anne , of green gable ? Maybe.  I remember this scene in this story book where Anne was sitting by the plain field waiting for the someone from the big houses to pick her up.  The view is pretty soft and pure.  I just love it and immediately started designing this handbag.

This is the result of my tips of making applique bag.  Please feel free to read my tips at the link below.  I hope my tips can help you make beautiful applique bags.  You will surely be so proud of your works for sure.

*** Note :  The pattern for this bag will be available in my Etsy shop soon.  Please feel free to visit my Etsy shop at the link below.

The handbag measurement :

Measurement of this bag
Height - 17.5 cm
Width (body)– 26 cm
Width (top zipper area) 11 cm
Width ( bottom) 12.5 cm 
handles  approximately 37 cm

Front / back of the bag

Closer look at my hand stitched applique

The other side of the bag with little Anne 
waiting patiently for someone to pick her up

The bag can also be a decorative item for your book rack too ^v^ ( I really love this idea)

Side of the handbag

I hope you like my work, have a good week ahead ^v^ 

**The bag is sold out immediately after it is launched **  ^v^  

Saturday, August 9, 2014

It's a story about a little girl, coming soon. A sneak preview

I got into a bit of delay for this project cause I needed to do lots of planning for my trip to Paris in October.
Come to finishing this project really makes me relief.  Now I can get full involvement in my Paris trip. 

This is just a sneak preview of my current project.  It’s a story about a little girl in our old familiar story book. Can you guess it right ?  ^v^