I have been overwhelmed with the mail I’ve received since August from followers of Weekend Designer. Your kind words and best wishes are much appreciated.


So, what have I been up to for the past 5 months, you wonder? Trying a few new ventures.


Some have worked; some have failed yet all is good as that is what designing is all about…innovation, experimentation and execution. I’ve been travelling, offering some pattern-making classes as well as conducting a new handbag design workshop. It is a very rewarding feeling to teach a newcomer to design, skills that will unlock their creativity and now I want to share them with you.


In response to all the mail I’ve received, I am starting a new design blog in the New Year.

It is called Bag’n-telle.


It will basically be a fashion pattern-drafting blog much like that of Weekend Designer yet will offer some insight into the design process of fashion accessories. The blog will be more simplified in content and will feature only my own creations from some of my design workshops. All the projects are geared to the novice designer and the equipment available to them — meaning a domestic sewing machine and a few easy-to-use tools.


I encourage readers to use my design ideas and how-to’s as a guide and make it your own. YOU be the designer. The skills are easy to learn but it is your creativity that makes it special. I hope you will follow along. Here is the link: Bag’n-telle


I wish you and yours all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.