Well, I've been thinking that my first post should be something fabulous... something meaningful.. and after many days of trying to come up with something fabulous and meaning - I decided to scrap that idea.
So instead I will just say that this sewing journey began many years ago. I learned the basics from my Mother - like most girls do. Then in my early 20's I became friends with a girl at work named Maria. Maria's Mom taught Home Economics at the High School.
Maria taught me a few more skills - like what all those things on patterns meant and how simple it is to make skirts for work with one cut of fabric and some elastic. I can't even begin to tell you how much $$ she saved me.
Fast forward about 8 years... I started sewing blankets for my son. My sewing was limited to baby blankets and small projects until MLK day 2008 - that fateful weekend I discovered my first quilted handbag.. and I've been on a quest for bags ever since.
I have made many bags for friends and family - I've also started quilting... which has been challenging but exciting. With much encouragement from the very same family and friends that now carry my bags - I have decided to branch out.
I made my own labels this past weekend.. see below. And I will have a booth at the upcoming Side Walk sale at Next Coffee Company on 59th Ave and Utopia this Saturday the 28th. The sale is from 10-5pm - with a live band at 5pm. Whahooo!!! I will be posting pictures of some bags in the coming days.. stay tuned.