Saturday, October 23, 2010

Reusable Shopping Bags

I had a request to make some reusable shopping bags with longer handles that a person could carry over their shoulder.

They still needed to be folded up small enough to fit in a little pouch in the person's purse so they were easy to carry & store.

After some trial and error This is what I came up with.

Right now they will be available in my shop by special request.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer Wedding Showers & Chocolate Cookies

A friend of mine is getting married next month and I attended a wedding shower for her on Tuesday night. It was really great to meet some of her oldest friends and it was really neat for me to be included in that group of friends :)

Her friends put on a "Something Blue" wedding shower for her and it was great! Her friends did a great job and everyone had a good time. There were games and prizes, good conversation and of course great things to eat, blue cupcakes and even blue punch!

The weather was perfect for this outdoor party and the garden setting was gorgeous. I sure wish that my yard looked that nice!

I found a great serving dish at Pier One, for part of her gift, and baked some delicious cookies to take to the party. The recipe is from Martha Stewart Everyday Food (click on the title for a link to the recipe). My daughter helped me bake the cookies and we had a great time! We used chocolate chips instead of chunks and used a cookie scoop to make them just the perfect size for a decadent treat!

Here is a snapshot of our picture perfect treats.



Thanks for a great evening!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

At long last ......


At long last the much anticipated purse for my friend is DONE!!!!

I am so happy with the way it turned out!!!

It is bigger than I anticipated but now she will have lots of room to carry all of her most important things with her.

I am delivering it in September when we got out to visit her in Victoria, BC.

I am really looking forward to seeing her :)

Here is a sneak peek at it's total fabulous-ness!!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

INTRODUCING - my brand new Auto Bag!!!!


A stylish and durable bag for your vehicle.

Use it for a trash bag, on it's own, or lined with a small plastic bag.

Use it to keep toys, snacks, maps and all your other goodies organized and easy to find.

8.5"H x 8.5"W x 4"D with a 24" strap

100% cotton outer fabric, middle layer of heavy duty interfacing and lined with laminated, water-resistant canvas.

These will be available at my table at the Bentley Farmer's Market, this Saturday, June 26. I will be listing them in my shop next week if there are any left.
Click on the title to be sent to the Facebook album with all finished ones to choose from.
My little assistant made the fabric choices and I think that she did a wonderful job!

If you see one you cannot live without, send me a message and we'll work out the details.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mommy's Summer Savior Giveaway Contest 2010

Kelsey of Polished Productions is hosting a great summer giveaway on her blog
Click on the post title to go directly to her blog to enter!!
Check out Mommy's Summer Savior Giveaway contest to win a prize package valued at $200.
Prizes include a wonderful apron from Nana Brown's :)
Contest Deadline is June 30th

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Project continues

POCKETS, POCKETS, POCKETS!!

I took a little break from my friend's purse to make some things for my daughter and some more things for my shop. I still have lots more projects in the works but really wanted to get to work on this purse again. I am still totally in love with the fabric and really want to see the finished results.

I added pockets to the inside and outside of the purse today. The outside pocket has a flap that closes with a magnetic snap to keep everything safe inside. It is big enough for a cell phone, a set of keys, chewing gum, CD's, a small notepad, or whatever else a person needs close and easy to access.

There were only supposed to be a few small pockets inside but I really like lots of places to stash things when I need to, so I added extra big pockets to the inside and then split them up in a few places. The result is lots of places to keep all kinds of great things.


I got the rest of the lining finished too and am hoping to put together the rest of the outside over the next week.

I bought some leather handles, which will look really sharp. They arrived a couple weeks ago and I have been getting anxious to put them on the purse and see the final effect.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Etsy Alberta Team May Madness Sale

May Madness Sale

May 1 - 7, 2010

Stop by the participating Alberta Team shops for some great deals!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New project in the Works

Here is the first picture of a new project I am working on:


I am working on a new project for my very good friend.


She picked my absolute favorite fabric and asked me to make her a handbag with it.


She picked the style and I started cutting out pieces this week.


I just have the outside fabric left to cut - a striking Black & Red Batik.


I confess I am a little bit nervous about cutting it because if I mess it up there's no going back. There is no more of the fabric at the shop where I bought it in Salmon Arm, BC.


I am thinking of posting some updates here as I work on her bag - then she can see how it looks as I work on it.
I will post some more once I get some sewing done

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Insulated Grocery Cooler Bags


Need a stylish, lightweight cooler for a picnic or road trip?


How about to take your groceries home from the store?


This bag is perfect!!


Folds flat when empty, so you can tuck it away until you need it next time.


Available by custom order at Nana Brown's - pick your favorite fabric and I will custom make a cooler just for you!!!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

New today at Nana Brown's

New and exciting today at Nana Brown's

Baby Bibs - a stylish baby (and mommies) favorite accessory

Check them out!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/nanabrowns?section_id=5774011

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

Etsy artists from around the world have come together for a great cause.

Check out the Hearts for Haiti shop on Etsy

All proceeds go to support Doctors Without Borders.

http://www.heartsforhaiti.etsy.com/

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Even more NEW today at Nana Brown's

I have been busy this week sewing and busy today taking pictures of all my fabulous new products.

15 new listings went up in my store today and there are still more to come!!

Stop by and check them out

NEW - Doll Diaper Change Sets
Ballerina Frogs http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22962963
Butterflies & flowers http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22963150
Bees & Ladybugs http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18300198
Black Floral http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26012166
Green & Pink Floral Swirl http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27150570

NEW – Lined Cosmetic Bags (water repellent lining) – and a larger size
X-Large http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26942820
Large http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26290724
Small http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26289486

NEW – Wet Bags
Aquarius http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27030607
Green Block http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21494076

NEW Fabrics - Snack Bags
Hearts & Sweets http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34198849
Green Block http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29463115
Bright Floral http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34020228

NEW Sandwich Bags
Black & Red Batik http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32453632
Paisley Twirls & Swirls http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30182748

Saturday, January 16, 2010