Saturday, September 29, 2007

Back to the T to the O...

Seems like I am constantly on a plane and I haven't decided if that's a good thing or not. I am off to Toronto, Canada for my mom's 60th birthday, but she doesn't look a day over 30. I am looking forward to visiting the family and friends and my old pooch Pika-peeks (my blog was named after her).(Look how cute)

I have been pretty busy this week completing last minute orders so I thought I would share.
Here is a bag made for a friend for a friends birthday..complicated explanation?

A custom-order for a girly pooch: Maggie and 6 lavander satchels. All off to the U.S.

And for myself, I decided to make a flying bag (no it does not fly). One that would be big enought to hold all my goodies for the LONG plane ride to Canada. Sincce the bag was "tres grand" I decided to call this bag: my BIG bag (because it is).

It is made from Ikea fabrics: cotton and canvas . Very hefty and sturdy, perfect for all my French homework I will bring with me to Toronto. There is also linen trim for embellishment (can't keep me away from linen) and some buttons on the handles as well.

So, I will not be posting for a while due to my vacation, but I will be checking my blog messages periodically and try to write you back ASAP.

A Bientot,

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Another Feature

I was checking through my blog today reading some of you comments (which I absolutely love getting by the way) when I came across an email from kara at designtalk. She has done a feature on her site about my blog (yes...the one you are reading right now) There is a little write-up on some of my creative goodies and my crafty sewing room.

Very exciting, looks like things are slowly coming together...who would of thought that a highschool music teacher could turn into a thriving entrepeneur.

Check out It's great site with lots of information on design and decor ideas.

Here is the feature...Very Cool!

Blog Hopping: Craft and Sewing Rooms

It’s sewing and crafts week here at DT! We’ve been scouring the web to bring you some of the prettiest and most inspiring creative spaces out there.

Today’s tour is a jet tour through the blogosphere, to highlight several bloggers’ recent craft room updates.

Starting with Tanya in the South of France, whose handmade by moi blog showcases some of the stylish stitching she is working on overseas. Like this adorable “apple” tote — in French, of course.

Our favorite idea from her sewing room is the lovely cover she tossed over an ergonomic office chair. Comfort + style = many hours of productive sewing. Beautiful!

tanya craft room covered office chair

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Three Potato Four Shop

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 Handmade \"Pomme\" Bag  Handmade \"Pomme\" Bag

Handmade "Pomme" Bag $64.00

Hand-sewn tote made in the South of France is ideal for your farmer's market fresh fruits and vegetables or just totin' around on the weekends.

Bag is made from linen and recycled denim with embroidered "pomme" and "apple". Interior lining uses blue and white ticking stripe cotton fabric and includes one large interior pocket for your goodies. Bag measures approx. 11" wide x 16" high.

Handles are made from heavy recycled canvas and measure 36". Choose from three different handle colors:

  • white handles with red stripe
  • blue handles with red stripe
  • yellow handles with red stripe

  • Yahoo! The Shop is Up!
    Remember how last month I talked about making my husband help me sew wallets and bags for a custom order, because I had to wear my roller blade wrist guards and I looked like the bionic woman which made it a little difficult to sew? (wow, that was a long sentence) Well, it was all for not. The shop is up and running, and my bags and wallets are now available for purchase. Very exciting! The shop has many "tres chic" things for sale, but I think the Pomme Bags and Wallets are the best (not that I am bias or anything).

    When you get a chance take a peek and visit the shop:

    Monday, September 24, 2007

    New Baby Jade

    Another custom order! Yipee!

    This is an order for a new baby (soon to be welcomed into the world): Jade.
    I made two linen bibs with her name embroidered (must admit I used the machine for the names) and added velcro for fastening with pink and blue flowered backing for each.

    For the towel (which is store bought), I added a stripe of patchwork along the bottom and of course her name as well.
    Hope she likies!

    And oh yes...I haven't forgot about the wallet tutorial I promised. It will probably come mid-oct. since I am off again (to Toronto this time) for two and a half weeks. Excited to visit family and friends, but I will definitely miss my Matilda (my sewing machine), and of course Marko (my husband) and Ms. Polly-Anna Pockets.

    Friday, September 21, 2007

    POur RoOney

    A friend of mine has asked for a doggie mat for her pooch Rooney. She loves the colour green and so I thought this was the perfect mat for her adorable wrinkled-up shar-pei. This will help with all the doggie food bits left on the floor.

    I think my pooch Ms. Polly-Anna Pockets needs one with her name on it project!Ms. Polly-Anna Pockets

    Wednesday, September 19, 2007

    I'm Back!!!

    Well what can I say...Thailand was amazing! Definitely a feast for all of your senses. The scenery was amazing, as was the food and the people. We took at Thai Cooking Course where we learned how to make my own curry paste (very spicy). We went to an Elephant Nature Reserve where we bathed and fed rescued elephants, hung out on the beach, saw some majestic temples. The list goes on and on. One of my favourite trips ever.

    Highly recommend it! You can see more photos here.

    Now that I am back, it's back to business. I finally organized my sewing room which has now inspired to get back on the sewing wagon.
    I just recently finished a custom order for a dear old friend of mine. She wanted a messenger tote with a birdie pattern so here it is....
    I hope she likes it!