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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 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 6 hours ago at ChrisW Designs
Thanks for stopping by Shania...yes.....you are correct, there aren't many laptop bags with the vertical orientation....not that I know of anyway! LOL ..I had a peek at your links....Great work! I'll have to show my daughter....she loves to sew skirts! :)
Thanks Judith! :)
Thanks Rochelle....Yes I should do the dual front sides more often! ;)
Thanks Dee....LOLLLLL The vertical orientation just works so much better, I think.....
Krista I couldn't believe my luck when I realised I had just the right colour in my stash! I was originally going to put black where the pink is BUT on playing around with it, it was soon very apparent that the pink was perfect to pack a punch! LOLL Yes i too like a bag that looks good back and front because nine times out of ten I pick it up with the back to the front! LOLLL
Awwww Thanks Pat....I am really pleased you like it! :)
Oh yes....this one will be even better for a laptop! ;)
LOLLLL I am really going to be called "The Pocket Lady" if I keep this up! Admittedly I can't help myself....I am ADDICTED to pockets! Thankfully most of the time it is really easy to just leave them off if someone doesn't like so many pockets! LOLLLL
Hi Norma....yes I actually experimented with vertical and horizontal laptop bag ideas and I found the vertical just happens to be a lot easier from a usage point of view....the laptop just seems to be a lot easier to get in and out when inserting vertically, especially in the larger laptop size that I have but even the smaller size my daughter has, it just seems to be easier!.....so.....that's why I chose that orientation! LOL The flaps are a great way to frame and really show off the gorgeous fabric too! :)
LOLLLL yes one would get the impression I am addicted to pockets! LOL The fabric not only looks good BUT feels really lovely as well! :)
Thanks Cindy.....I have to admit I was really impressed with how gorgeous this fabric really is in real life! Monitor pictures don't do it justice! :)
Welcome back! I've missed seeing your creations! :)
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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 6 days ago 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 7 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 Jul 19, 2014 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! :)
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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