A few more bags I made! I'm on a roll!

I made some more bags! These are quilted, super sturdy, and outfitted with some cute fabric.
Back to my sewing machine!




Pick up a vintage fabric tote bag from my etsy store!

Hello lovely people.
I hope your week will be amazing and filled with greatness.

I'm attempting to hope the same for myself, but things be trying, yo.
But I did manage to make something.
I'm trying my had a some limited edition runs in between patterns.

This first time I made a pattern and produced 10 amazing tote bags. I designed the pattern and made each one myself. Each one is unique, and made with vintage fabric from my personal stash!



These bags are great for everyday running, grocery shopping, or going to the beach.


This coming month is gonna be another hard one for me. I hope to be able to tell you about a few of the trials soon, but if you can buy a tote bag, it would help me out like you wouldn't believe.


More coming from me soon.

Have a great week!

Catalog Sunday

This Sunday is an interesting catalog from National Coat and Suit Company from 1925.
I've scanned in a few hundred new pages of images. It's something I've been wanting to do for a few months so more Catalog Sundays on the reg are coming!

 

I made Rowlf and he's awesome!

Hello lovely people. I hope your week was awesome and that your weekend is gonna be just as awesome if not more awesome.

I've been busy as usual, working on patterns, making some costumes I hope to be able to talk about in the next month or two, and oh, I made this Rowlf puppet.

Where I am in 2019

Hi all. I sincerely hope your 2019 is going well.
If you remember, I didn't have the best last year, and made a vow to make the new year a better experience for me with the power I have to change it as much as I can. I can say this, so far I feel like I'm trying to move a mountain but it's made of sand.

One thing I realize is that I am utterly, overwhelmingly invisible. What I mean by that is people see me, my work, my contributions, and they enjoy them, but there is rarely an inclination to share that enjoyment with others.

It's something I've noticed for years, especially on this page and on my illustration page. Getting people to tell other people about the work of mine they enjoy is a herculean feat. I felt that really badly when I was doing my web comic, Vintageville. I'd get private messages about how they loved it, loved the drawing and stories but when I said thanks so much, can you share it, nothing. 

I mean this is the one time in my life where "exposure" of my work is really needed LOL

I'm at a standstill professionally right now. I may be at the brink of legal action with something, and I have just abandoned another project for my sanity. Neither situation I want to be in or want to have it go the way it's going, but I'm hurting, mentally and financially from other's use and abuse of me professionally.

So I've made some decisions.
First, I want to start to solely work on my own content and just filter out the need to work for someone else. It's a struggling vine, I know, but I'm gonna lose my mind with stomach pains and crying every night if I don't do this.

That's where you all come in.

I implore you, urge you, beg you, share my content. If you made something from one of my current NVL patterns, make a post about it or rate it on a board somewhere. If I've made a garment for you, recommend me to a friend. Promoting myself can only go so far, honestly. I can only have so many social media sites, so many web pages, and so many blogs. There is only so much one person in a 500sq/ft apartment can do while chasing rent and scraping enough money together so the electricity does not get cut off. 

Thanks all and have an amazing weekend!

Here is a picture of Virginia in a costume I made for her!


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The Kevin-John is available!

Hi all,
My new pattern, The Kevin-John is available for PDF in my etsy store.
If you wouldn't mind sharing it around the tubal interwebs, I would greatly appreciate it.
Sharing is caring!



I'm prepping the paper patterns for the printer now and those should be available by the end of the month.

Thanks so much for the support. On to more pattern making!
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