Monday, August 18, 2014

Couture Fold-Over Bag Contribution for American Girl GIVEAWAY!

I am so excited to be co-hosting another American Girl Doll Giveaway with Diana Rambles and so many other great women!  If you have not heard, Diana Rambles has put together another giveaway with an amazing collection of handcrafted clothes and accessories for your 18" doll to last her an entire year.

Couture Fold-Over Bag for American Girl Doll

Friday, August 15, 2014

Enter Here: "A Year of American Girl Wardrobe Giveaway"- $575 Value


A Year of American Girl Wardrobe Giveaway
We have something special for you! 27 wonderful ladies have teamed up to bring you the "Year of American Girl Doll" Wardrobe Giveaway. This collection includes clothing and accessories for all holidays and occasions in a year. Your 18" doll will be ready for any occasion! This outstanding giveaway is brought to you by the following co-hosts, sponsors, and contributors~

Monday, August 4, 2014

How to Paint on Vinyl-TUTORIAL



Searching Pinterest recently, I came across the neatest bag from the blog CUT OUT AND KEEP.   She had purchased an inexpensive white clutch and painted it with acrylic paint.  Well, I just HAD to try it! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Drawstring Backpack-Sewn by my 8 year old


My daughter has been interested in learning to sew for a while now.  I have dropped the ball when it comes to actually making time to teach her.  However, when a friend recently asked if I would give a little sewing lesson to her grandaughter, I thought this would be a great opportunity to teach the project to my daughter first.  She was so excited to sew with me (even more guilt set in!).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Laptop AND iPad Bag in Fun Summer Colors

Yes, it is another Kennedy Bag!  I just love this pattern by Sarah Lawson from Sew Sweetness.  It is actually a free pattern she offers, so check it out!  I always feel so satisfied when I am finished with one of these bags.  The buckles still frustrate me a bit, but it is all worth it!

Laptop and iPad Messenger Bag by Gina's Craft Corner (pattern by Sew Sweetness)


Friday, July 18, 2014

10 DIY Business Card Ideas

 10 DIY Business Card Ideas



Business cards are an important part of brandnig your business and getting your name out there.  I have had a few situations in the past month where I wish I would have had one on hand.  Recently I was in McDonalds and a stranger came up to me and said, "That is a fabulous bag!"  I said, "Thanks, I made it!".  You know what she said, "You go girl!"  So funny!  I just walked away, but I should have said, "I can make you one just like it.  Here is my 'fabulous' card!".


Monday, July 14, 2014

MU Crossbody w/ Reverse Applique- TUTORIAL




Living in MU country, I thought it would be good for business if I came up with a bag to interest the local student body.  I'm thinking of selling something like this in the local consignment stores.  It needs some work, but I thought I would share it with you to get your opinion.

MU Crossbody w/ Reverse Applique-Tutorial by Gina's Craft Corner