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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!
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Shop Craftsy's Black Friday Sales! This week, Craftsy is hosting some amazing sales on ALL their classes! WOOHOO! Gotta love this! I know I am going to be checking them out thoroughly! Especially the embroidery classes, since I have a new embroidery machine! Shame I don't have the TIME to do the class right now ....BUT the good thing with Craftsy classes is that once you purchase the class, they stay in your account and just WAIT until you do have the time! :) WOOHOO Gotta love that! Here are the details: (sponsored post so yes, I do receive a... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at ChrisW Designs
Carol, I personally haven't added feet to a commercial bag and I imagine it would depend exactly on what the bag is made of and how it is constructed etc as to whether you are likely to cause damage. In many cases I would imagine it is quite OK to do what you suggest in your comment however I am afraid I am hesitant to offer advice on this without having seen the bag and exactly how it is made or constructed etc.....especially the type of materials used in construction.... i.e. not every type of material would take kindly to having holes poked in it. I'm sorry I can't be more specific in my reply! :0
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Welcome to the seventy sixth 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 3 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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WHO doesn't like to WIN fabric?? Well today I am happy to share with you a fabulous opportunity to win 9 fat quarters of Christmas fabric and organic cotton fabric! Brought to you by modes4u: Take a look at what you can WIN: Here is another view: Love these fabrics? I think they are gorgeous....in fact now that I have taken the time to do this post and surf their site....I can honestly say they have some gorgeous fabrics and I am not just saying that! (I am not recieving compensation for any comments here - the opinions are my... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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Oh yes....this is frustrating too! :0
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Perfect Pattern Parcel #7 at ChrisW Designs
I hear you Daryl! I feel the same way! It is most disappointing to pop by only to find they have not posted as promised....Of course occasionally life does get in the way BUT there seems to be an awful lot that haven't participated! :(
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Perfect Pattern Parcel #7 at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the seventy fifth 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 Nov 17, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Hey, I know you love bags....BUT what I don't know is if you have heard about Perfect Pattern Parcel? Well....just in case you haven't, I thought I had better fill you and quick....time is running out to join in the FUN! :) Here is some info from the organisers... How Pattern Parcel Works: Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Today I am excited to tell you that my Sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is graciously offering a fabulous Fat Quarter bundle of fabric for me to giveaway to one of my lucky readers! BUT before I get to the giveaway, for those of you that aren't familiar with the Fat Quarter Shop, let me tell you a bit about them! Well...just for starters, the fat Quarter Shop has an AWESOME collection of fabrics to choose from! For instance, checkout these gorgeous bundles: Sewing Studio Fat Quarter Bundle Robert Kaufman Fabrics Gotta love that one! LOL or how about: Athena... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Thank you Grace! I am pleased you stopped by and have enjoyed seeing all the bags! :)
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Welcome to the seventy fourth 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 Nov 10, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Thanks! :) Glad you like it Norma! Yes I think the pleather is GREAT! Lorena did a FAB job! :)
WHAT? No RED?? What is the world coming too? I am FRIGHTENED!!!
Thanks Rochelle....and yes....seeing the fabric choices is my favourite part! :)
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Without a doubt, this pattern was one of the most fun I have ever designed.....maybe because it really is nice and quick to make (Ok so it still took WEEKS to get this pattern together BUT that is beside the point!).... It's not very complicated at all! Trust me! Norma, one of my testers, made 5..... yes FIVE of them in the short time she had the pattern for testing! I have rated this pattern "Intermediate" only due to the zippers BUT hey, honestly, they really are NOT so hard to do and there are plenty of step by step... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Thanks Krista! :)
Thanks Naomi! :)
Thank you Serena! :)
Hi Carolyn.....Glad you like it! Choosing a name is harder than designing a bag! LOLLLL
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Welcome to the seventy 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 Nov 3, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Yes....we have a WINNER! Drumroll please: "Serendipity Hip" suggested by Lisa Watson! Unfortunately you didn't leave any contact details, Lisa....so could you email me please? christine@chriswdesigns.com Lisa wins a PDF copy of the pattern: The Serendipity Hip PLUS a hardware kit to complete the bag: Don't forget that if you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet, now is the time to do it to get 20% off the pattern which will be released on, or close to, Wednesday 5th November! :) Thanks again to everyone who took the time to make a name suggestion....every suggestion is very MUCH appreciated!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Thank you Rosemary....I am so glad to know you found the tutorial useful! :)
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Today we have a fun review with Natalie of Carry Hers By Natalie. Be sure to check out Natalie's blog when you have finished reading this review.....she makes some really awesome bags! :) BUT FIRST....Let's see what Natalie thinks about her machine....over to you Natalie... Please share the brand name and model number: Reliable MSK-1541S Is your machine classed as Domestic or Industrial? It is an Industrial, Walking Foot Machine. How long have you had this machine, did you buy it new and what was the purchase price or approximate price range? I bought my machine new back in 2010.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at ChrisW Designs