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Monday, 21 August 2017

Back To School Projects + Inspiration

Unless you're hiding under a stone, at this time of year it's hard to miss the annual Back To School promotions in stores, on tv and online.  Feels like a good time for me to share again a handful of tutes I've written for pencil cases, bags and storage solutions that always prove useful at this time of year.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Tute: Double Zipper Pouch/Pencil Case

Double Zipper Pouch/Pencil Case Tute by Chris Dodsley @madebyChrissieD.com

The Double Zipper Pouch/Pencil Case is wide enough to hold a 12" ruler and a notepad up to 5-5/8" wide alongside just about anything else you might need on your first day Back To School.  It also has a separate zippered front pocket to hold your spare change and even your phone!  Its size makes it super versatile, how about using it as a makeup bag or a coupon pouch?

Monday, 22 May 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

Marmite + Vegemite - Which Camp Are You?

 Hidden Zipper Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Marmite + Vegemite - Which Camp Are You?

As you're reading this I'm in Australia, I've already visited Melbourne, done a trip to Brisbane and now I'm in Queensland before heading to Sydney.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

Exploring Japan - Tokyo's Ginza, Okachimachi and Ueno

Exploring Japan - Tokyo's Ginza, Okachimachi and Ueno by www.madebyChrissieD.com

When I was in Japan a while ago, I met up with my friend Aya.  I met Aya when she came to my quilting classes in Manhattan and she's returned to live in Tokyo now.  Having the opportunity to see Tokyo with Aya was definitely a highlight of my trip.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Worth The Wait? Boxer Shorts


Worth The Wait? Boxer Shorts

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When my son, Joe, came over for Christmas 2014, we bought some Alexander Henry, Hurry Down The Chimney fabric and I promised to make him some boxer shorts.