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Purse Party 2016

This weekend’s Purse Party 2016, especially before I begin five weeks of radiation treatments on Monday, was a welcome treat after almost six weeks of recovery following surgery for endometrial cancer. Purse Party is hosted annually by one of my local quilt shops, Quilter’s Cupboard in Ankeny, Iowa. The newest bag patterns and samples are introduced, …

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The buttons of Edi Royer . . . and a new wristlet clutch

Last July Edi Royer, one of my fellow teammates from Blogging Business Artisans, sent me one of her laser-engraved wooden buttons. She sent several people buttons, in fact, and we all promised to feature her buttons in one of our handmade projects. Well, July led to August, the start of Iowa’s Destination Imagination season, and …

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Where to find bag-making hardware & notions, plus MORE bag-making resources

In my previous post, I highlighted bag designs you can purchase online from Etsy sellers who allow you to sell the bags you make. There is much more to the world of bag-making, however, such as knowing where to find bag hardware. Most of your local fabric stores provide a basic assortment of bag handles, …

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