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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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Welcome to the sixty 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 14 hours ago at ChrisW Designs
Yes I did! LOLLL Thanks Rochelle! I've been meaning to email you BUT things have been so full on here with getting the pattern launched and then the installation of new carpet etc....will attempt to email you properly tomorrow (Or the next day? HA! LOLLL)
LOLL...Thanks Lorena......I'll consider it? LOLLLL
Thanks Liz....and thank YOU for being a part of the team! All of you testers are worth your weight in GOLD! ONE day....when I am rich and famous with tons of $$ to splash around, I will ship a truck load of fabric your way! :) We can dream, Right? LOLLLLLLL
Thank you for all your lovely comments, Dee! :) I am very happy with this bag actually....now it is soooooo much easier to lug my big laptop around! LOL As for hardware....YES....you can use so many different things really! There is definitely NO need to stick with the same hardware as I use....that is only an example and there are so many options out there to experiment with! Push locks are also a great option as are twist locks too :)
Thanks for all your hard work too Marilyn.....your eagle eye and helpful feedback is always very MUCH appreciated! You are one tester extraordinaire!....I certainly couldn't do it without everyone's help! :)
Thanks for all your hard work too Marilyn.....your eagle eye and helpful feedback is always very MUCH appreciated! You are one tester extraordinaire!....I certainly couldn't do it without everyone's help! :)
Thanks Krista! Yes and it was a lot of extra work to have 3 sizes BUT I think it really is a necessity because there are so many variations in laptop sizes! It's harder than you think to come up with something that will suit most! I think I will definitely make something EASY next time! LOLLLL
Thanks Norma....I really like seeing the testers bags! For me that is the BEST part of a new pattern release because it is so much FUN to see what fabric combinations everyone comes up with.....it's funny there are so many with green this time! LOLLL must be something about this design that screams green! LOLL
Yes I think it suits it perfectly!! :)
Hahaha....I know....it is ridiculous, isn't it! I honestly don't know why I am such a glutton for punishment and cannot leave well enough alone! LOLLLL I am always giving myself the BIGGEST headaches....because that is what you get when you keep potching with a pattern! LOLLLL Oh and yes.....loooove the Arizona fabrics too! I even bought a piece of knit to make myself a tshirt....if I ever get around to it is another story! LOLLL
Yes I don't know how people can come up with such creative names...I am officially HOPELESS in the naming department! LOLLL
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WOOHOO....I am soooo happy that I can now bring you this laptop bag! As per usual, I ended up complicating this for myself by adding extras to the pattern instead of just leaving as is and finishing it off! LOL This time it is in the form of extra sizes. Yep, this pattern includes both the pattern pieces AND cutting measurements for not one or two BUT THREE size variations so it is easier to make a laptop bag that is just the right size for your laptop! This has been a true learning curve for me! I soon found... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the sixty fifth 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 7 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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YAY! Despite the bucket load full of wonderful name suggestions and the difficulties in narrowing it down and choosing the winning name for this bag....we have DONE IT! DRUMROLL: The winner is: "Gizmo Garage" suggested by Toni Vienna. (I've sent an email to you Toni, if you don't get it please email me!) Toni wins a hardware kit: AND a copy of the pattern, once it is released! The good news is the pattern now includes THREE bag sizes making it easier to make a bag just right for your laptop size: The Gizmo Garage Laptop Bag includes Three Sizes!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the sixty forth 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 Sep 1, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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 Aug 31, 2014 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 Aug 26, 2014 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 Aug 25, 2014 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