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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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No....time doesn't stand still and yes, I have been busy sewing! I've been lucky enough to receive some GORGEOUS fabrics from Sara of Sew Sweetness. The fabrics are from her new "Jungle Ave" fabric collection....a limited edition line of fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics. I have to say that I absolutely LOVE these fabrics....and I am not just saying that! LOL Not only are the cottons really beautiful to work with BUT Sara's choices of colours and patterns in this fabric is just so AWESOME and eye catching and really do make up beautifully! There are 8 prints in the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the fifty eighth 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 2 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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Firstly, I'd like to say a special BIG thank you to Janelle of Emmaline Bags for all her efforts in making sure the Bag of the Month competition has run smoothly, organising judging, collating the winners photos and prizes and making the announcements etc.... Thanks Janelle....that was a HUGE effort on your part and very MUCH appreciated! KUDOS to YOU! :) Here's the winners announcement Janelle has put together....Admittedly I have been a bit lazy and have taken a short cut and just copied and pasted the info here for you: Thank you so much to all of you that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ChrisW Designs
Hi Daryl, Well.... they must be REALLY awesome if they make your postcards look plain because they are anything but plain!!
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Hi Janet, You can find a tutorial on setting rivets, which also describes the tools you need, on my blog here: http://blog.chriswdesigns.com/2011/03/how-to-install-rivets.html
She sure is Norma....i wouldn't have thought to make anything like these BUT they are soooooo gorgeous!!!
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Thanks Rochelle....yes you are So right there! LOL
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GREAT job Shannon...I LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing! :)
Thank you Melva! :)
Thank you Norma! :)
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Welcome to the fifty seventh 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 14, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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The other day I was having was one of those days....you know where you get out of bed and kick your toe on the bed leg, proceed to the bathroom with your eyes only half open, only to trip over hubby's dirty clothes which should have been in the dirty clothes hamper..... GREAT....this was going to be a good day! NOT! Or so I thought....... Midway into the morning the postie arrives.....carrying a mysterious pretty envelope with a goat picture on it...."First Class Mail International" was clearly stamped on the front. Hmmm....I know there has been the odd occasion (ok... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the fifty sixth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! You have probably noticed an absence in the weekly parties.....soooo sorry about that...life just got in the way of my posting! I have really MISSED seeing all the wonderful creations! Anyway.....the party is BACK so let's get sharing! :) Bag Brag Tuesday....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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Hi Olga....I sent you a message via Flickr....I don't know why you wouldn't have gotten that BUT now that I have your email address I will shoot you an email with instructions on how to claim your prize! :) Many thanks again for taking part! :) AWESOME photo! :)
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Thanks for stopping by Daryl!!
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Thanks Krista......I am looking forward to making the catalogue when I get the time! TIME....oh WHY Can't there be more hours in the day??
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Thanks Marilyn....Amy had a very HARD time picking....I disappeared in another room...I couldn't make up my mind so left her to it....talk about passing the buck! LOLLLL
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Thank YOU Mara! I have emailed you regarding your prize.....please do let me know if for some reason you don't get it!
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Krista....I would give you a HINT if I knew myself! LOLLLLL Yes, I would like to do the club again next year....assuming of course, that Sara invites me to participate again! LOLL
I have been using it for months too Daryl....it is my favourite of all my bags too! LOLLL I really like how wide it opens so you can easily find stuff! It's so much fun to see it in so many different fabrics...If I can find the time, I think I might have a crack at making it in Pleather....oh won't that be fun! LOLLLL
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It was NOT easy to choose a winner for our Photo Competition as there were so many fabulos entries to choose from! I have to admit that I passed the buck to my daughter Amy (Thanks Amy!) to make the hard choices! LOL So without futher delay.....our winners are: FIRST prize: First prize goes to Mara! (grecomara) Mara gets to choose any 5 of my bag patterns PLUS $50 store credit to buy hardware kits (Yes I still have some hardware even though I don't have it in my shop - Mara will only need to cover postage costs!). That... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Hi Ingrid, Please see Janelle of Emmaline Bags http://www.emmalinebags.com She carries most of the hardware needed for my patterns! :)
Hi Dee.....I don't have any pics from you???? I have even gone back and searched again since you posted this comment! LOL I can't find any! Are you sure you sent them??
LOL...I am beginning to wonder IF I will ever catch up with my to do list....it gets longer every day! LOLLL
Thanks Norma! Yes....another FUN club next year to look forward to! Hmmmm just what shall I make for the next club!