Woot woot!!! To 2014!!!!!

art, backpacks, creative, Design, Designer, DIY, dogs, ETSY, patterns, Santa Cruz, sewing, sewing patterns, Totes, Uncategorized

WOW!!!!

I can’t believe that it’s 2014 already! Even though the time flew last year, I am excited about what’s to come of 2014 for me. I am changing my business name to Janice Serilla Design. My brands will be of course Mackerilla for my Mackerilla brand sewing patterns and bags. Santa Cruz Bagworks for my new high end bag designs. Still in the works but I do have my SCBW large tote available.

Santa Cruz Bagworks Large tote in Waxed Canvas and Leather.

Santa Cruz Bagworks Large tote in Waxed Canvas and Leather.

Contact me if your interested in one of these babies! They retail for $180 and is a great everyday carryall.Β  I love this design! Working on new designs after I update all my Mackerilla Sewing Patterns.

Next is Gimpy Pets of course with all my pet related products. I will be hopefully a vendor in the upcoming Spring Dog event. I donate a percentage of my sales to senior and disabled pets in need.

Then last is Hannula & Dest. My collaberation with Debbie Graves Design. We have our cool apron designs and upcycled homeware items.

apron picLastly, my T-shirt and fabric designs. Which I work on in between all the other stuff!!! I am also excited to play around with some clothing design ideas. I found some really nice high end fabrics and on my rainy dayzzz will create something wearable! Oh yea!!! And find the time to do a artwork! Been itching to paint!!! πŸ˜‰

Now to plan my time wisely and get to it!

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!! πŸ™‚

Last minute sewing?

Design, DIY, sewing, sewing patterns

One week til Christmas and you can’t think of a gift for that special family member, co-worker or friend?

Well if your crafty and have the weekend free, it’s time to make some bags for gifts!

Check out all of my designs I have to offer here on my Craftsy page! A PDF file will be emailed out to us ASAP!!!!

My wine totes are an easy pattern to make for gifting out some vino and putting it in a cool fabric wrapper! Or if your into a gift bag to fill up with cookies, jams, lotions and potions, well then my Mini Tote or the bigger Indie Shopper are the ones to make!

So order a sewing pattern, get some cool fabric and your off!!!

 

Getting inspired!

crafts, creative, Design, DIY

20130510-113353.jpg sorry that I have not posted in awhile! Been reorganizing my sewing/craft room. Fabrics sorted, folded and now easy to see what I have! Ideas popping in my head! But I still have tons to do in here! Can’t wait to get cranking on new things! πŸ™‚

Quilt your own!

accessories, Design, DIY, handbags, sewing

20121023-162107.jpg
Why buy some pre quilted cotton fabric when you can make your own!

I have a bunch of fat quarters just waiting to be made into some bags! Too light and soft for exteriors of the bags so I slapped on some batting to the backside and quilted a diamond pattern on top! Then created some cute little zip pouches! Fun, fun, fun!

An oldie but a goodie!

creative, Design, DIY, handbags

20121011-163931.jpgThis design is called the “Jill”. Named after a dear old friend that has passed away since the inception of this bag. She wanted something long and lean to hold her checkbook and her wallet. So this is what I came up with. Since then the exterior pocket has been rounded a bit and the bag is a wee bit bigger! I think I will have to get the sewing pattern started for this bag design! πŸ™‚

Sweet! Got into the Patchwork show in Oakland as a Vendor!!!! YEAYYY!!!!!

creative, Design, Designer, DIY, fun

Come to the Oakland Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Holiday Festival 2012!!!

When & where is this festival in Oakland you ask?

When- NOV 18
Where- jack london square pavillion
98 broadway * oakland * ca * 94607

I will be selling my wares there this fall! SO EXCITING!!! Iwill have my Mackerilla Bags and other accessories, pet stuff and my T shirt designs for sale!!!! Great holiday gifties!!!

I will be sharing my booth space with Debbie Graves of TiaLoca Design!

Check out more about this venue on their FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!

Website : http://www.patchworkshow.com

PLEASE COME IF YOU CAN!!!

New Site to sell stuff on!

crafts, creative, DIY

I was asked to join in on the site ipublicate and sell my sewing patterns.

Their site is all about hot to do or learn everything fun and creative!

I just listed my instructional sewing patterns on it today. It’s kind of like an ETSY site but more of an online resource where all people, regardless of status, location, or education can share their unique areas of expertise for profit in multiple formats with those who seek it while keeping all rights to their ideas and materials. iPublicate is also a marketplace in which seekers of knowledge can peruse and purchase information from it’s original source.
Check them out!

What to do with vintage wool and buttons.

crafts, creative, DIY, ETSY

I went to the flea market this morning and there was some great finds!
I got a ton of buttons and some wool pants from the 70’s to cut up to make some zippered bags and wallets out of!

20120713-143738.jpgI washed and sorted the buttons now to clean the wool! Can’t wait to build up some cool things!

What to do with scraps.

crafts, creative, DIY, fun, sewing

20120710-123047.jpgThis is what you do with scrap crafty supplies. Make a deranged bunny! I made the body with a wool blend fabric. Ears and tummy out of a fat quarter. Felt for face and yarn to trim it all out! Making a cigar to put in his mouth now!

Let’s see what you come up with! Post to mackerilla’s Facebook pages!

Mackerilla Design or Mackerilla Brand Handbags

Bringing back childhood memories!

crafts, creative, Design, DIY

I did a rough hand drawing of the old kids telephone on wheels we use to play with as children! I was going to create it in Illustrator but wanted that uneven look. So I drew it on some paper and then placed a transparency on top and got out my technical pens and inked it up!

Now screening onto some T’s to sell!!! πŸ™‚