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Handmade bowler style handbag/Purse - The Boronia Bag from Blue Calla Patterns

 Handmade bowler style handbag/Purse - The Boronia Bag from Blue Calla Patterns Whatabout ye folks, it's Lee here.  Back with another handmade bag following  Blue Calla Pattern .  This one is a bowler style bag, called the Boronia .  As usual, Celine's patterns are fantastic and her video tutorials are my life-line, lol.  I LOVE this bag!  This was meant to be just my tester bag as I hadn't made this pattern before....oh who am I kidding...everything I make is a tester as I am new to all this sewing stuff, teehee.  So, I was making this one really as a tester, but I just love how it turned out, that I had to share it. I love how wide the bag can open and how much space there is in it.  I am already planning on making a second one.  I have the fabrics picked out and all, teehee. I had previously made a large tote bag from this Sloth fabric last Christmas that I gave to my wee brother's girlfriend, Rose.  I loved the fabric design so much that I was lucky to find some m

Handmade handbag - Passion Flower Tote from Blue Calla patterns

Handmade handbag - Passion Flower Tote from Blue Calla patterns Whatabout ye folks, it's Lee here.  Back with another Passion Flower Tote bag from Blue Calla Patterns .  I loved making the first one that I gave to our wee Mamma for Christmas so much that I wanted to make myself one too, lol. Our wee Mamma loved it by the way.  She didn't actually believe that I had made it......which could be taken in a couple of ways, teehee.....but I took it as a compliment and we had a good giggle about it, lol.   Now.......I did make a couple of silly mistakes when I made this particular bag, but that was on me, not the pattern.  As I made the first one, I was pretty confident and thought that I didn't need to look at the instructions again and I made a silly little mistake with the rivets on the straps and sewing over them on the top stitching at the top.  But it's ok.....it's for me and I promise, I won't judge myself........much! teehee.  I will most likely go back in a

Handmade Handbag/Purse Faux Leather Tassel and dangle Charm

 Handmade Handbag/Purse Faux Leather Tassel and Dangle Charm Whatabout ye Folks, it's Lee here.  This is just a real quick wee post with probably more photos than is absolutely necessary, lol.  When I made our wee Mamma, the Passion Flower Tote  from Blue Calla Patterns on YouTube , I wanted to make a faux leather tassel and bag charm to spruce it up a wee bit.  Not that it needed it, but I think the bag looks cute with them on either side.   To make the tassel, I just used some of the left over faux leather fabric that I had from making the bag.   The dangle charm was simply made using a piece of chunky chain I had in my stash. And I made these wee charmy, dangle bits and added them to the chain using split rings.  These are beads that I have had in my stash for years and years, so unfortunately I don't have a shopping link for you.  But even if you have old, broken costume jewellery hanging about, it's perfect to take apart and make a dangle charm with.   They can both b