New Stuff added

accessories, crafts, creative, culture, Design, Designer, ETSY

I just added in some T shirts and some bags to my ETSY page!

My ETSY page will be featured tomorrow on a Dream Team on ETSY! COOL!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Check them out!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Still time to get crafty before Christmas!

Design, Designer, sewing, sewing patterns, Totes

Are you still looking for ideas for gifts? Are you crafty? Can you Sew?

Well homemade gifts are always fun for me! I like to make simple gifts for friends, neighbors, postman, favorite shop owners, etc……………
Something like a nice Santa or Snowman adorned cookie bag, stocking or handpainted tin or a box and fill with your favorite cookies.

Simple gifts that can be used every day like soaps, oven mitts, knitted caps are always a daily reminder to the gift receiver of how wonderful you are! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Most of my Mackerilla sewing patterns are pretty easy to make. So you could make up some wine totes and journal bags? Or make up some of my Tote styles and give them to your people on your holiday list. Their is still lots of time to make these items and more! ๐Ÿ™‚

For other Mackerilla Bag designs, check out my ETSY page for what Sewing Patterns are available! Also I have some of my little zip pouches , kids caps and more up for sale!

Also you can contact me and see what else I have. I have loads of totes in many sizes available that I have not posted online. Price ranging from $34-$58

Patchwork show this weekend in Oakland!

creative, Design

Come by and get your shoppin on at the Patchwork show in Oakland this Sunday the 18th! Free to the public!!!

HOLIDAY 2012 – NOV 18
jack london square pavilion
98 broadway * oakland * ca * 94607

http://www.patchworkshow.com/index.php

Their will be tons of vendors with cool hip stuff for sale!
Mackerilla Design as well as Tialoca will be in Booth #40. Come see us!!!!!!

We will be selling all sorts of our wares! I will have my t shirt designs for sale as well as Mackerilla Bags, Kitten ear hats for kids and adults, tons of zippered pouches and will also be bringing my Gimpy pet line of leashes, dog collars andย  harnesses for your disabled pets as well as disabled pet supporters!!!

Tialoca will have her applique kids t shirts as well as her screen printed items

Hope to see you there!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!!!

Working with ultra suede

DIY, handbags, sewing

20120418-163032.jpg working with ultra suede fabric is nice for the reason that it’s thin enough not to bog down your sewing machine. But….it can stretch a wee bit while seeing. So make sure everything is cute exact and you pin the living day lights out of what your sewing!

Custom Stuff

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Today’s project is an adjustable strap bag made in ultra suede. A friend of mine requested this custom design. Working on this as well as finishing up the carpet bag I started last week!

Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops

patterns, sewing patterns, Supplies

Fairytale Frocks and lollipops is an online retailer of sewing patterns, fabrics, books and notions.

They are now carrying my Mackerilla Brand Sewing Patterns!! My stuff will be up shortly on their site!!!

Please check out their site. Lots of cute things to choose from!!!

 

Make a Tink Tote!

crafts, creative, Design, DIY, dogs, handbags, sewing, sewing patterns, Totes, Uncategorized

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This is my Indie Shopper tote bag in the fabric I designed of my dog Detective Tinkerton! One yard of either heavy weight cotton canvas or the linen canvas of this Spoonflower fabricย  is all you need for the exterior material. Then just 3/4 yard of what ever you would like for the inside. I used a heavy weighted poly denier. Or you can use a cordura fabric.

Choose Detective Tinkerton fabric or pick from my other designs!

Ahhhhhh Friday!!!

cats, creative, Design, dogs, ETSY, Pets, Santa Cruz

And such a nice Friday it tis!!

The California weather is finally here! What a weird Winter and Spring we have had!

Working on Cushion covers for an old camper for a friend. Then back to my sewing patterns and other projects.

I do want to start some fun unique handbags soon. I have a bunch of really nice leather handles and I am ready to make something with using them.ย  I will post when done!

Also please send all your friends and family that are pet lovers to my Zazzle page! Got to make some sales so I can donate my proceeds to Muttville!!!

Cutting and Sewing!

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I try to schedule out my week with each day with a task.
Mondays are cutting days. I spend my day cutting out bags and getting them ready for sewing.
Tuesday and Wednesdays are for sewing. I try and sew up all the bags I had cut out on Monday. Sometimes I can make up to 10 a day depending on which bag style has been cut out. After 10 years of making my bags, I don’t need to follow a pattern and have an assembly line style of doing the work.
Thursdays are for computer design work. I spend the day working on my sewing pattern designs. I have 12 patterns and will be redoing the cover images for all of these and tweaking the instructions.
Friday! is my fun day! I play around with new ideas for bags or practice sewing clothing. I have bought a Singer Professional 5 serger/coverstitch machine. This thing is the bomb! A smooth running machine that can do it all. I am having fun with it. I will post my clothing items for sale on my second etsy page. http://www.etsy.com/shop/myfavoritefrock