make a simple leather tote

how to make a simple leather tote

It’s funny the power that the seasonal rhythms hold over my creative mind- I am living in the land of endless summer (well, currently the land of crazy rain and typhoon warnings, but you get my drift). And yet, my mind swirls with cozy, texture-y ideas like big pom pom lined throws and pumpkin-y treats [...]

spring-y plaid tote tutorial

how to make a plaid tote

When I saw this fabric, I immediately thought of my mother-in-law. I’ve been hoping to make her a tote for Mother’s Day and thought the punchy mix of plaid and flowers would be the perfect mix. It’s outdoor fabric- sturdy and perfect for a tote. Plus, I added several nice deep pockets for storing small [...]

purse tutorial- metallic + neon beauty

neon and gold purse tutorial

Adam and I were talking about Piper Jane recently and he asked, “Are all girls this girly?” Ha! She might’ve gotten an extra dose of love for all things pink, and sparkly (and, of course, sprinkled). Which means that, by now, my new metallic-plus-neon-pink purse has been commandeered and filled with ponies and hair bows [...]

kate spade diaper bag mini-tutorial

DIY baby bag- full of pockets and with a wipeable interior... the perfect diaper bag!

After Monday’s post (showing you the Kate Spade-esque diaper bag that I made for our sister-in-law), several of you asked for a tutorial. Here’s the thing. For pretty much every single bag I make, I follow the same approximate steps. They’re here. However, I did modify that tutorial a little to make this diaper bag [...]

kojo tutorial- preppy pleated purse

purse tutorial- how to make a pleated purse

Yesterday, while I was perusing the purse section at Ross, I thought, “Maybe I should ask for a bright blue purse for Mother’s Day… or perhaps a yellow one…. or red? I don’t have a red purse.” The funny thing is, most days I carry The Everything Bag. Or a super neutral brown or white [...]