Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Key Change Pocket Purse

Key Change Pocket Purse

My latest pattern , the Key Change Pocket Purse, can be made with a window for easy picture identification or with appliqu├ęs or monograms or both! Inside pocket. Quick and easy with color photography.  PDF format.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jitter Buckets for TV remotes, office supplies and male gifts

From N. in WV when she reordered her second Jitter Bucket pattern:
I made one for my husbands TV remotes et al, and I made it out of the fake leather cloth and it worked very well and looked very masculine. I have already made 4, 2 for gifts and 2 for us, now my husband needs one in his computer room.  I could not find my pattern anywhere, I was glad I could find it on the 'net.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cup size for Mug Bucket pattern

Someone wrote today that her finished Mug Bucket wasn't big enough for her mug and wanted to know what size mug was needed. 

The pattern was made for the traditional smaller mugs. If you plan to use an oversized mug, allow more room at the center fold lines and perhaps increase the same amount at the top fold line for the inner pockets.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Free Pattern for Walker Tote

I am offering a free pattern for a quick and easy Walker Tote. Make some to donate to nursing homes. The Walker Tote is quick and easy to make and fits most walkers.
It is listed at the bottom of the index as Free Pattern on my website,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mug Bucket Ties

Baste half inch tapes or ribbons, each about 3 inches long, above and below the markers for the Velcro on each side of the Mug Bucket.

Catch the tapes in the bias binding.

Tie above and below the mug handle for an alternate closure.

Monday, August 16, 2010

San Francisco pictures and new pattern ideas

I hope to post some of the best pictures of my recent visit to San Francisco with husband and two grandchildren. We had a wonderful time walking the Golden Gate Bridge and the other touristy things.

Now back to sewing and designing. I have a new pattern in the making. Should be ready this week, and I have ideas for another.
Q. I bought your Mug pattern and am new to sewing, is there a more detailed page for pinning/cutting out pattern?

A. No I do not have pictures of cutting out the pattern pieces. What I would suggest is reading the directions on the pattern and looking closely at the photos on the instruction sheet. Everything is place on the fold.

For the pockets, place the folds parallel to a straight edge. For the fabric pockets, fold the fabric down once, then fold it again.

Please feel free to call me if you have questions. My reply to you was blocked by your email.

Happy sewing

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Traveler is here at $7.50 through June 1!
This organizer pattern fits over the right shoulder and is connected to webbing or a self-fabric strap that slips through a D-ring on the left and loops behind to connect to a parachute clip 5 inches from the organizer on the right. Multiple carabiner clips can be placed on either side to hold tools, water bottles, keys or tape measures. A magnetic snap in the center securely closes the bag.
To introduce the newest Buckets Gone Wild! pattern, all patterns are priced at $7.50 through June 1, 2010.
The website, has the dimensions for this great organizer.
Special tutorial included on the Zippidee Zips!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mug Bucket with ties by KH

KH made this darling Mug Bucket with ties instead of Velcro. She enlarged the pattern slightly to accommodate larger mugs. How clever!!
She has made 16 so far, 7 of which will be given to friends at a retreat. She will sell the remainder at her local Bernina store, where she will be teaching a Mug Bucket class.
I'll post some of her hints on the website.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I printed my grandson's art work on a silk scarf for his mom with my new Epson 1100. His work is awesome, and he is just in junior high.
I would like to try more of this. There are just so few ways you can display talent!!