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Christine Welsh
NSW, Australia
My name is Christine and I am addicted to bag making!
Interests: Now that is a good question! Sewing (surprise surprise!), mainly bags and more bags however I do like making an occasional collector teddy bear (OK so I once did that full time BUT the bags took over! LOL) I also love cats and dogs and all sorts of wonderful critters. COOKING and housework are NOT my favourite pass times however and I would MUCH rather be making a bag! I also enjoy spending time with my wonderful children.....oh and sometimes even hubby too! I like to laugh so I love to watch a good comedy movie and I like to watch some drama, scary and love stories too! Oh what the heck....I like a lot of things!
Recent Activity
YES....I have scraps coming out my EARS!!! PLUS YES....I am soooooo much wanting to do some more patchwork/quilting that I am bursting at the seams.....all I need is some TIME.....alas that keeps disappearing faster than my teenagers at washing up time! LOLLLL
Thanks Krista! :)
Yes they are! :)
Thanks Connie.....yes it is FUN to have something completed in such a short time....I think I need to do it more often...it's very uplifting! LOL
Thank you for your lovely comments....It is always reassuring to hear that people find my bags not so difficult or impossible to make give they have so many features! I find a lot of people tell me that they tire of the easy bags and look for something that is a little more challenging and therefore very rewarding! :) Glad you have learnt things from them....That is GREAT! :) And thanks also for liking my little crotchet bag! LOL :)
Toggle Commented yesterday on Blog Hop at ChrisW Designs
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Now I have to admit I always enjoy a break from working on my patterns....just for the sake of sanity!....I usually turn to something where someone else has done the hard work so I don't have to think too much.....or I'll make something that is super fast for some quick gratification! Besides....what is more FUN than a project that you can put together in less than half an hour? LOLLL Today I am sharing one such project! ....and SURPRISE! It isn't even a bag or wallet! LOL After having finally finished up work on my laptop bag pattern....I needed something... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the sixty third week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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Yes.....it is time again to choose a name for my next pattern....AND as usual I am yelling out to you all for HELP! LOL Here's some info about my next pattern, a Laptop Bag: The Laptop Bag comes in two sizes, with plenty of storage pockets to keep you organised! This spacious padded laptop bag boasts a front flap closing with a hook and D ring hiding a large exterior slip pocket perfect for paperwork, which has a smaller slip pocket and pen pocket inside. There are also two large pleated slip pockets which are perfect to house your laptop... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Yes those famous granny squares! LOL I remember making a blanket too BUT I don't know what became of it....I guess it wasn't as important to me as the bag! LOLLLL it's nice to have something like that to bring back the memories though. I have a collection of things I embroidered as well and I certainly wouldn't part with any of them now....Ahhhh the memories.....WHERE did all that time go???
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2014 on Blog Hop at ChrisW Designs
So glad you stopped by Dorien and thank you...I am pleased you like my bags! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Blog Hop at ChrisW Designs
Hi Gina, Oh you don't give yourself enough credit! You do AWESOME work.... so you aren't just 'lumped' in with the others as you put it! LOLLL Designing and pattern making IS a lot of work, especially the more complex designs BUT it is FUN work....so you don't really think of it as work....not until the very last prototype....for some reason the last prototype is boring to make.....probably because all the fun part of designing and correcting is over! LOL Thank you for your lovely comments Gina....now I am the one blushing! LOL
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Blog Hop at ChrisW Designs
Thank you Teje, I am pleased to hear you like my bags! :) Yes the paper prototype really helps me and it helps to get a very accurate fit of the pattern pieces before I ever cut any fabric! Thanks again for inviting me to join this FUN blog hop....it is interesting to read everyone's answers!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Blog Hop at ChrisW Designs
Ahhh yes...the crocheted bag! LOLLLL I keep it to remind myself of what not to do! LOLLLL I am looking forward to reading your post! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Blog Hop at ChrisW Designs
Thanks Carol.....The whole time I was writing it I was wondering if anyone would really want to read it! LOL
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on Blog Hop at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the sixty second week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Recently my friend Teje from NERO'S POST AND PATCH asked to join in a Blog Hop. Thank you Teje! You can read Teje's Hop-Post here. Please DO go visit her blog....she is very talented and has lots of wonderful creations for you to look at! For this blog hop, we've each been given the same four questions. So here I go with mine! :) 1) What am I working on? If you are new here, first of all let me tell you that my absoute passion is to design bags! I am working on my next pattern release right now,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Love it Shannon....Thanks for sharing! :)
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Welcome to the sixty first week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Yes....I agree...craftsy IS a fantastic innovation! I think it really is awesome to take a class there because you can also ask questions and chat with others taking the class too....and see what they are making etc....It's even better when you can get the classes for half price! LOLL
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August Big Course Sale at Craftsy: Save 50%! I just HAD to share this with you because this is such a GREAT deal and I love Craftsy courses but just so you know, this is a sponsored post so if you buy after clicking one of these links, I will be rewarded BUT....that's not why I am posting this! LOLLL Here's the lowdown: Don't miss Craftsy's Dog Days of Summer Sale happening now! Enjoy up to 50% off ALL online classes! Take advantage of big savings today. Hurry, offer expires August 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop now and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the sixtieth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Great work Shannon! Thanks for sharing! :)
You are welcome Karen....AND rivets are a lot of FUN to use too! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Free Bag Making Tutorials at ChrisW Designs
Thanks Karen....and yes.....I think my kitty is beautiful too! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Introducing the Stow It All Tote! at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the fifty ninth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at ChrisW Designs