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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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Hi Cindy, Glad you like it! :) Please subscribe to my newsletter .....Newsletter members are notified when a new pattern is released PLUS also receive a discount too! :) http://www.chriswdesigns.com/newsletter.htm
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Yep....I know I have been quiet BUT believe it or not, I have been busy! AND it is almost time to release a new pattern BUT, as usual I need HELP to come up with a name for my new bag! Hey...I can't do everything! LOL So....here are some pics: Here are some details: FEATURES: The Hipster may not be big in size but it makes up for that by being big in style! Simply perfect for a day out when you don’t need to cart the kitchen sink! Sporting an adjustable strap and a cute curved top which gives... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the sixtieth 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 you... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the seventieth 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 see... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Have you been following along the Purse Palooza at Sew Sweetness? There are a load of FABULOUS prizes and all you have to do to WIN is make a bag and enter it in the draw! This year, Sara is having a guest judge narrow the entries down to 20 favourites and then have voting to get to the top 3! There is also a randomly-drawn winner out of all those who submit a finished bag which will be chosen for 4th prize – giving everyone an extra chance to win! How COOL is that? :) Here are the details... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
LOL! Great minds think alike! :)
Glad you like it! :)
Hi Dakoda....I don't make them to sell however try here: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/164863419/gray-and-black-lots-of-pockets-padded?ref=shop_home_active_2 Hope this helps! :)
Ah what fun it is to have to gather supplies when you have to travel afar! That is why I buy most of mine, in my PJ's, online! LOLLLL Please DO share pics when you have had a chance to make it! :)
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Welcome to the sixty 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 Oct 6, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Thanks for stopping by Krista...It's fun to see what everyone is making! :)
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Welcome to the sixty 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 Sep 29, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the sixty sevnth 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 22, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Thanks for stopping by Gayle and yes....I agree with you....it is nice to read something positive about a machine you just bought! I have heard lots of great things about this particular machine from a number of friends who have them so makes me wish I had one too :)
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Sorry it's been so long since I posted a sewing machine review! Time just RAN away on me! Today we have a review by Marti of 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks Over to you Marti: Please share the brand name and model number: Juki TL 2010Q Is your machine classed as Domestic or Industrial? Industrial, although becoming very popular with quilters for domestic use How long have you had this machine, did you buy it new and what was the purchase price or approximate price range? I've had my machine for two years. I bought it new from a shop... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Thank you so much! I am happy you like them! :)
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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 Sep 15, 2014 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