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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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It's done! WOW! That was quicker than launching a NEW pattern, that is for sure! AND yes....many of you guessed correctly that for me, the best part about revamping this pattern, compared to launching a new one, was that I didn't have to NAME it! Congrats to Sam, Melody and Allison who all one a copy of the Snazzy Slouch pattern (or their choice of another pattern) just for entering into my fun little competition! Features: The Snazzy Slouch is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ChrisW Designs
Thanks for stopping by Peta….indeed all the bags deserved prizes BUT I think EVERY bag made was outstanding! :)
Thanks Judith! :)
Thanks Daryl! :)
Yes a VERY hard job Daryl…..it was hard enough narrowing it down to 10….I am glad I didn’t have to judge the winners! LOLL
Thank you Pam....and yes, please DO join us next time! The more the merrier! :)
Thank you Tanya...yes, the testers certainly outdid themselves with this one! But it is FUN to be challenged sometimes, don't you think? We learn new skills and push our boundaries which makes us better bag makers in the end! :)
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DRUMROLL PLEASE! I know everyone is anxious to see who the winners are BUT please NOTE: If you are a winner, you will need to email Janelle so she can forward your email address on to the sponsors so they can deliver their prize to you! So without any further babble from me, here they are - 1st on left, 2nd in middle, 3rd on right: January winners judged by Daniar from the Fat Quarter Shop Bag Pattern - by... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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This year has been a whole TON of fun and there's been a mountain of wonderful creations entered into the Flickr Group! As I am sure you can imagine, it was a MAMMOTH task just to narrow the entries down to the 10 finalists for each month! TOUGH to choose indeed......BUT...we did it and today I want to share with you a sneak peek! So here are the 10 finalists for each month, which are not in any particular order... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ChrisW Designs
Hi Gail, Yes I can’t see why not! It would certainly be worth a try! :)
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So yes, I have been busy re-vamping the Snazzy Slouch pattern to bring it into line with my newer patterns. So, like my newer patterns, it will have BOTH the cutting measurements (where possible) AND pattern pieces provided. PLUS it will now have a Table of Contents and check boxes to make following your cutting instructions easier. I've also made a few other small corrections/improvements to the pattern. AND of course, I've made it up in some nice new fabrics!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
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Thanks for stopping by, Anna! :)
That’s great Carolle! I am pleased it worked for you! I hope you will join out Facebook group and share pics of your new wallet with us!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChrsWDesignsPatternsGroup/
Hi Theresa, I wouldn’t like to recommend adding them to a completed bag, especially one such as you have, if you are not familiar with bag making construction or procedures. I would hate for you to ruin it! It is impossible for me to describe to you how to do it without seeing the actual bag or how it is constructed etc. Perhaps there is a leather bag repair type shop in your area that may do it for you? Sorry I cannot be of more help!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on Handbag and Purse Feet Tutorial! at ChrisW Designs
Thanks for your input Hope…..I appreciate it! :)
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Thanks Pat! Glad you like it! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2015 on Pressing With a Rajah Cloth! at ChrisW Designs
Thanks for your positive comments Norma! I am really chuffed with it, if I do say so myself! Especially the ability to make an account...... :)
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2015 on New Shop! New Wallets! - Oh My! at ChrisW Designs
Thank you so much Marilyn and thanks again for all your help in testing! :)
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No problem Dolors... :)
Thank you sooooo much Ellen! AND thank you for all your support the last few months! I really appreciate it! It’s been pretty tough going at times but you’ve always been around when I needed to have a whinge! LOL ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2015 on New Shop! New Wallets! - Oh My! at ChrisW Designs
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Well the last couple of months have been very busy for me! Have you been to my new website? Pretty neat, don't you think? My favourite new feature is that you will now be able to create a free account which will keep a record for you, of all your pattern purchases made via the new site. That way anytime in the future, you will be able to login and retrieve your pattern files any time you need to! How... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
Thanks for stopping by, Judy! :)
Thanks Daryl….I am pleased you like the new site…I am very happy with it too so far! Glad you are happy with the wallet also….your fabric choice is really awesome!
Thanks Michele…yes it is Fabulously Fun! :)
Thanks Norma! :)