Thursday, January 5, 2017


Hello friends, how are things? 

Is 2017 treating you well so far? I do hope it's off to a good start. 

My goal for this new year is to be more focused, especially when it comes to sewing and creating, as I tend to get excited about way too many different projects and forget to work on what really needs to be done.

One of the main things I really, really want to focus on this year is publishing more pdf patterns. I love coming up with new designs, working out the steps, and most of all seeing others create with my patterns. And so it's been all about bags all the time lately. So fun, I tell you.

As you can probably tell I'm quite obsessed with waxed canvas + linen + leather handles combo. I think it makes for the best totes ever!!!

I've also been doing a bit of sketchbook drawing to try out some new ideas for screen printed fabric. These poppies are my favorite right now. I hope to make the sketch into a screen soon so I can give it a go.

What are your plans for this new year? Any fun projects or goals? Do tell.



  1. Happy New Year Svetlana!! That's a great plan! I enjoy making bags from your patterns and tutorials. The poppies are looking cute too.

  2. such nice bags - you do a great job and love those fabrics

  3. Very professional looking bags... looking forward to trying the waxed canvas...
    This year I'm trying to not get too distracted and work on finishing up what I've started....

  4. I like that fabric combo too. Your poppy design would be great printed on fabric.

  5. The mixed media bags are beautiful!

    This year-- destash the old stuff, make the quilts that are in the "to do" drawers. Make a serious list of a few new projects I want to try with some new techniques. Aren't we lucky to have found a "hobby" that we are so passionate about?

  6. I'm ready to buy those poppies when you print that fabric!

  7. Happy New Year to you! I'm so excited about some new fabric from you this year! I've already made 1 quilt top and am working on my second one. And, I have a paper pieced pillow that I sew in the evenings. I have an etsy business and I also sell quilts at our citys annual quilt show in Sept. Now's the time for me to work hard!

  8. I want to make one!!! These are gorgeous! Do you have a pattern available or was this a teaser ;)

    1. sorry, just a teaser for now, but the pattern will be available for purchase next week :)

  9. Well you have me thinking maybe I should add more pdf patterns to my list? Ha! anyways, your totes are looking so sharp. Excellent idea to make a pattern for them!

  10. I'm excited to see what you do this year, especially with your screen printing! Happy new year! 😊

  11. I love those bags! And the poppies would also be a great design. My goal is to be more focused, too. I always have too many ideas and never finish them!


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