Monday, July 18, 2016

Kitty Rose Purse Test Pattern

I had the honor to test a pattern for Toriska! I have made a couple of her other patterns, and have really enjoyed them. This time, I tested the Kitty Rose Purse. 
If you are interested in making a bag/purse, and new to the game, Kitty Rose is a pretty good one to start. I believe it's for intermediate sewers. When I say intermediate, I'm thinking, you know how to sew in a straight line, not afraid of zippers, and do okay on curve stitches. 

Her pattern comes in three different sizes (small, medium, and large).
Toriska's Kitty Rose Purses. Pic credit; Toriska patterns
I tested out the small size, I took the picture of it on my shoulder so you have an idea of what it looks like on a person.

Toriska's Kitty Rose Purse in the Small size
Toriska's Kitty Rose Purse in the Small size - other side
Toriska's Kitty Rose Purse in the Small size - pocket
Toriska's Kitty Rose Purse in the Small size - inside / zipper

It took me almost 4 hours from cutting to completion (not including picture taking).
You have to take it slow on some parts because of the curves, and the pleats. But overall, it wasn't too bad. I think the the only tricky part for me was the top zipper. I wasn't sure if it was going to look okay when I was sewing it. But after sewing it, the finished result looked pretty awesome!

It's a super cute handbag for carrying some of your essentials and then some! 

If you are interested in making this purse yourself, I totally recommend buying Toriska's pattern
But if you want to purchase this purse that I have made, it's available for purchase here!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Life...

I know it's been awhile since I last posted. Life has been a little busy with the little one. If you did not know, Baby L has joined our family in January. It has been a busy, and yet a wonderful time having a new baby in the house. Big brothers absolutely adore their baby brother. I don't share too much of my personal life, since this blog is for Ni-Chern Designs. But there are a few things that have been happening. The boys finished their recreation soccer season just couple weeks ago. They both had a great time, mostly for the snack that was given at the end of every game! But they still loved it! They will start recreation baseball soon. #1 is enjoying the Humphrey Hamster books. #2 is reading better everyday, and still loves to write that his favorite food is pizza. #3 is working on rolling over; and his fussy days can only be calmed by watching his brothers play. Both #1 and #2 will be starting recreation baseball soon.
So, my social media presence may be a little slower than usual. I hope that when I get into a routine with family, work, and Ni-Chern Designs.
Most importantly for Ni-Chern Designs; I really appreciate you!
As always, don't ever hesitate to contact me if you have any comments or questions!

 -Nicole

P.S. One last thing, I will not be doing any shows this year. At least I haven't signed up for any. If you are looking for me at shows this year, I am sorry that I will not be there. I have decided to focus on the baby this year. Believe me when I say that I will miss you. I love seeing you, getting to talk to you, and know you at shows every year.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Craft Show Season has started

It's fall, and craft show season has started. Since I am pregnant, I am going to take December to March off of shows.

I have been very blessed for great weather during the shows that I have vended at. 

If you are able to come to one of the shows that I'll be doing before December, please stop by and say Hi!
Click here for all my upcoming events!

booth at Chick Events
Just an FYI, for those who do not know... the next Friday the 13th is in November! ... watch for a sale in your inbox if you signed up for my mailing list. If you're not on my mailing list, sign up! ;) 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Backpack #1 ... DONE!

oh yes, backpack #1 is finally done. 
Angry Bird Star Wars Backpack
Pattern used by ChrisW Designs' Dawn to Dusk pattern.

There were a lot of steps to follow for this pattern, but it's not too bad when you follow them step by step.
Definitely a fun pattern, and the backpack was completed just in time for his first day of school, which was yesterday!

Working on Kid #2's backpack. He starts today actually. So, it was a late night, and will post pictures when it's daytime :)

Here is the work in progress:
Work in Progress Backpack

Edit: 
Here are the completed backpacks as my boys walk to school together.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Current Work in Progress... Kids' Backpack

School starts in mid-August here in Kansas City, I told my boys that I'd make them a backpack. Well. it's been a slow start.

If you have been following me on instagram, this is where I am currently at right now. 

Slow start, hoping to get the rest cut out for this backpack... 

I need to start speeding up because school starts NEXT week!!!