Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memoranda Fabric Petal Pouch

Hello friends! I hope you're all doing well. I have a quick sewing project I'm sharing today using the new Tim Holtz Memoranda III fabrics by FreeSpirt Fabrics. The hardest part of making these bags was deciding which fabrics to use. The Memoranda line is definitely one of my favorite lines that Tim has done. The fabrics are a little girlie, sweet and soft colors and the imagery is so fun and beautiful. 

These Petal Pouches can be used for so many things. A makeup or travel bag, or maybe to carry your sewing essentials, I can think of so many uses. Can't you? 

The pattern I used is from Anna Graham AKA Noodlehead. I have made several projects using her patterns and they are always easy to follow and go together well. This pattern is available in book form on Amazon or she has a download for just these cute little pouches for only $6 on her website

Here are the beautiful fabrics I chose for the pouches. You find the fabric at your local Quilt shop or try on line at Fabric.com or The Fat Quarter Shop

You can also add a little stitching, an appliqué or some vintage buttons. 

Love the graphics on the back of this bag make me think of years gone by. The curved zipper makes it so the pouches have a large opening to add all the things. 

I used a fun lining for my pouches and can't wait to use them. 

What fabrics will you make your pouches out of?
What will your pouches hold? 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Richele

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Be Creative Art Retreat and Crop



Be Creative Art Retreat/Crop 2020
  March 20th-22nd, 2020
 Hosted by Richele Christensen


The anticipation of a magical weekend awaits!



I’m so excited to be hosting a weekend getaway of crafting, fun and adventure.
The weekend festivities will include workshops on Saturday and Sunday morning with
Make-n-Take projects and treats each day.



We’ll be creating Cards & Mixed Media, projects, Assemblage pieces, using Ranger, 
Idea-ology, Sizzix products and more. 
You will have plenty of time to work on your own projects, have fun, laugh, make memories
and new friends. 



Includes a welcome gift from me, a 6 foot table all to yourself, treats,
drinks, raffle prizes, wifi, power (please bring a extension cord if you need power).
Please bring a snack to share one of the days if you’d like.



Sign up early only 50 spot!
Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22nd



3 day Crop -$175.00*



*Add on early bird no frills Thursday-$15.00*



*Comfy chair rental only $10.00*
*Limited quantities



*Optional No frills Thursday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
*Friday event starts - 10:00 am - midnight
*Saturday 10:00 am - midnight
*Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm



*The store will be open Thursday-Saturday from 10-6pm



*There are 2 hotels within a few minutes from the store:
Best western Plus -(707) 678-1400
Country Inn & suites- (707) 676-5000



*All sales are final no cancellations, refunds or exchanges.
(if you are unable to come you may gift your spot to a friend)
Sorry, no substitutions for snacks or treats.

For more information go to 

I hope to see you there!
Richele

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year 2020!


Hello friends! Can you believe the new year is here, a new decade even! 
 Thank you all so much for being on this crazy journey with me. 
I appreciate each and everyone of you. 

Happy 2020 my sweet friends and family. 
May the year ahead bring you happiness, health and adventure. 

Thanks for being here! 
Richele