Fanny-ish Pack?!

culture, Santa Cruz

I get custom order requests often. Some simple basic stuff like recovering some cushions or recreating a favorite handbag.

I got a request from the lovely ladies from Coastside Couture to make some Fanny-like packs for them to wear at their Wedding events that they are working. They need to carry everything from scissors, pins, to paperwork,  to cellphones, wedding rings and any other item needed for the bride at a wedding.

This is a sample finished in some scrap fabric I had around. I will be making 6 of this style for the crew of ladies that do a fan-taboulous job!

If your getting married and need someone to run the show! Or your in need of some personal assistance, Contact one of these two lovely ladies!

Heidi Hughett, PBC 831.246.1438

Karissa Paxton 831.359.6399

The Golden Fleece!

accessories, backpacks, crafts, creative, DIY, handbags

New proud owner of The Golden Fleece is Gunilla Leavitt, perhaps better known as the Knitting Doctor in several different yarn stores across the Bay Area (most notably at Knitting Arts in Saratoga and Green Planet Yarn in Campbell). Is now selling my Mackerilla Brand bags! I just unloaded a big pile of them to her. From Storage containers  and doodad bags to large oversized Stash bags to Backpacks!

The Golden Fleece is located at 317 Potrero St. Santa Cruz CA. Just across River street from the Complex where Cost plus, Ross, Office Max and Pet Smart reside!!!

Style in the Medical Field


Wearing scrubs can be challenging if you don’t find the right style and fit. So if you are in the medical field of any sort, you need the right Hospitality Uniform and the right ones will make you feel good. Blue Sky scrubs have some really nice cheap scrubs . Blue Sky Scrubs have some of the nicest ( Uniforms out there.

Women want their Nursing Scrubs to fit well. They don’t want to be swimming in material and want a flattering fit. Fashion Seal Scrubs Sets are the right choice.

And men want to look good as well. They don’t want a scrub that will be unflattering and all wrinkled. Dickies Scrubs for Men offer a wrinkle resistant scrub that every man will want to wear!

So whether your Doctor, Nurse, Dental Hygienist or Veterinarian, Hospitality Uniforms are what you need to look the part in the medical profession!

Stuff to put your business onto!

Design, Stuff, Supplies

Have you ever needed some items to promote your business? I have had some cute pins created in the past. Which are great give aways at trade shows and any other events.
I have found recently this company called that you can have a ton of items made with your business name or logo.
From Apparel, Totes, Key chains and Calendars to promotional pens and personalized mugs. Plus many other cool items!

Check them out and get some nice giveaways to market your business with!!!

A foragers website!


This site has some great ideas for all you Foragers out there!

From how to have your own Urban Chicken Coop to making a sweet Dandelion Syrup! Check it out!

For all you James Durbin fans! We had fun yesterday being a part of the huge crowd that welcomed the American Idol home! Go James! We wish him the best and a future with a great music career!

Elephant fabric now available to order!

creative, Design, patterns, sewing, Supplies

My baby elephant fabric is now available to order on

Buy a T shirt- Save a dog in need!

dogs, papillon, pets, Santa Cruz

If you go to my Zazzle page and buy any of my products, I will be donating all my proceeds to in San Francisco!!!!

Help save a Senior dog in need. Muttville does great things!! You can also go to their website and donate a gift of money to help out if you don’t want a T shirt!!!

Exciting Day!!!

cats, creative, Design, dogs, papillon, pets

Today I started my secret project designing a special item, which I can’t tell anyone about just yet. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh………..Will keep everyone posted!!

And I am all set up to meet and pick up our new addition to our pet family. Candy the papillon will be joining us on Sunday!!!

A small sweet 7 year old gal with a damaged front leg. An old injury that was not properly cared for or rebroken. Not sure which is correct. But she gets around just fine! She seems like she is just as sassy as Finn. I hope they become fast friends!!!! And she will get along with Harper the cat. Harper is such a love and a mellow boy. She can bounce off of him and he would not even flinch!!! 😉

AND our bathroom fix up is in the works right now. New tub in place! Next drywall, tile and putting in the finished fixtures. Well and of course painting again, UGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!