I’ve been eyeing this elephant print fabric in my stash and just waiting for the right idea that would make the most of it. It finally hit me… a yoga mat bag! I’ve been practicing yoga regularly for over 10 years and it inspires me in many ways. A fellow student recently complimented me on my own bag that I use (which I did not make), and it reminded me I’ve been wanting to make one. This bag is a brand new experiment for me… and I must say, I’m pretty darn happy with how it came out.


Happy New Year!




Here’s my first real project of the new year: a giant dog pillow! I found myself with a big pile of upholstery squares in a variety of cool patterns and colors and next thing you know, I was lining them up, sewing them together and I couldn’t stop! My initial plan was to post for sale on etsy but my pups had other ideas… I barely finished stuffing it and Jack cozied himself on it! Jack didn’t want to share at first, but Finnegan finally did claim some time on it and they both seem to love it so much, I might just chalk this one up to practice and keep it.

Come see what’s new!

Hi friends! I hope you’ll join me at the Ridge Show on Saturday, November 19th. Here are some of my recent creations that I’ll have with me, along with lots more – I’ve been so busy creating that I haven’t had time to stop and take more pictures!

Click here to visit the show’s site and also their Facebook page for complete information.

New stuff


Remember this coat?

A few months ago I posted this lime green leather coat that I found at a garage sale… I thought about keeping it to wear, but I ended up cutting it up because it didn’t fit me (nor could I pull off the look if it did). I sort of forgot about it till yesterday when I was sorting through some fabric and BOOM, an idea popped into my head for what to do with it. I don’t work with leather much so I wasn’t even sure my standard machine could handle it. Luckily the leather was pretty lightweight, and while my machine wasn’t too happy with me when it involved sewing a few layers together, I kept going… Behold this sweet foldover clutch! It’s so cute, I might have to keep it!


The Ridge Show is almost here!

Saturday, November 19th is the day for the Ridge Fine Art and Handmade Wares Show, which I’m proud to be a part of for hmmmmmm…. my 7th year maybe? I promise you will find all kinds of amazing, unique, handmade goods at this one-of-a-kind show. Great place to kick off your holiday shopping. Click here to visit the show’s site and also their Facebook page for updates and sneak peeks.



My Space

st23_display_GPPOne of the things I love about the crafting business is setting up my own little ‘store’… and I love when everything falls into place just right. It felt this way last Saturday at the Park Market in Grosse Pointe Park. I was given a spot in the market center and built my display around one of the Park’s amazing umbrellas (thank goodness because that sun was HOT!). I just love the way it came out. I think it looked pretty cute, if I do say so myself. Thanks to those who stopped by on Saturday!

Fresh and Floral at the Market this Saturday

I’ll be selling my wares – like this fun floral tote – at the Park Market again this Saturday, June 25, from 9-1. You can visit the Park Market website or their Facebook page for more info. 

Life’s a Beach

Beach bag, available now at



To the Market I Go!!!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be selling my wares at the Park Market in Grosse Pointe Park, this Saturday, June 4, from 9-1. I participated long ago when I was making jewelry, and it was always a fun variety of vendors and farmers market goods. I’ve heard it’s only gotten better – AND – it’s Opening Day for the season! Can’t wait – come see me! I’ll have lots of new goodies for your shopping pleasure, including some new market bags and wine totes. You can visit the Park Market website or their Facebook page for more info. parkmarketbanner