A few notes for the weekend.

A few quick notes.

The Santorini Tote is now available for shops through both Brewer & Checker distributors. You might see the model above (made with peach croc vinyl) at Market this weekend!

Home Sewists can buy the pattern in PDF or printed booklet through my shop here, on Etsy, OR from your local brick & mortar!

If you make a #santorinitote I'd LOVE to see it! I share your work, on many social media channels so be sure to tag me if you want some lovin'.

 @sewhungryhippie on IG

We have NEW vinyls in stock -- truly just in! I'm slowing things down for Summer so there won't be a reorder on these. If you want them, get them soon.
I've felt a change coming for quite a while and I have to listen - it will be family time for the next few months. My kids are small for only "so long". It goes too fast.

Extra wide strapping in the shop.

"Vegan leather" also known as vinyl (LOL) back in stock too.

Bliss has gone to print and will be available in June! I'm really excited about this pattern - it was a long time in the making. 
 Did you know there is a video walk through also? Yay! My YouTube channel is here.

This below is the PDF version. I'll reveal the printed booklet when it's ready. 

More on BLISS in this blog post if you fancy a read.

My Dip-Dye tote and easy passport clutch are in the latest issue of Sew News. 

I adore this magazine, the projects are so doable and useful.

Some things I learned this week:

1. Don't confront people who've copied your patterns / ideas. They are unable to listen and will be defensive and ugly and continue it far longer than one would expect. It's not worth it. 
LET IT GO - they don't matter anyway. Focus on YOU.

2. Reading is my happy place. The book Code Name Verity is lovely and had me crying like a baby.

3. I think we all are under a lot of stress lately with world events, more than ever it seems. I find gathering with my Quilty friends SO healing. Even when Wendy calls me manic. (The proper word is HYPER Wendy eh hem!!!) I'm so glad when I make time to meet. 

4. Explore a new place and eat there. I recently discovered Miko poko on Monroe St in Madison and it's amazing. My new Quilty BFFs Trish & Amy (of Tansey Designs) took me there. Thanks girls!

5. Make time for nothing. Room for space, for day dreaming, for sitting. I believe a lot of "over reaction" is due to having NO time to sit and think about it first (see #1).  Yeah - that.

6. Be nice. For no reason, even though it's difficult sometimes (especially to a rude person or road rage chap). You don't know what's happening behind the scenes.  (Also pertains to  #1 / even if I see this happen again, I will react differently. I will still stand up for myself, but I will be softer in my approach.)

7. I am saving money in an account "I can't see" to get back to England. I am missing Cornwall something fierce lately. I always miss my friends in England, that's nothing new,  but wow - the pull is real. Those coast lines, those cliffs...

What have you learned this week?
I'm STILL working on my crochet. LOL!

See you on the upside. 



  1. Girl you never cease to amaze me! You always inspire me and I love your positivity! Love you!! Keep your head up!

  2. Love this pos! Such thoughtful comments. I need to relfect on these. Thanks for stirring my thinking. See you on the upside!! Kiss Hug

    1. :D Thank you for being there for me, always. <3

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