I am pleased to announce that AppleTowne Bags, as well as a few sleeveless jackets, are now available at Meta4 Gallery in Peterborough and Port Perry. What beautiful stores!
Quiet as a mouse and strong like bull, I am thrilled to introduce Ms. Gretta MacJuki, the newest addition to AppleTowne Designs' growing arsenal of sewing tools. And this no-nonsense workhorse is already leading the charge! Following a three-hour romance in her stall at International Sewing Machine Group in Brantford, ON, last month, she willingly … Continue reading Gretta – my right-hand girl
I am so pleased that you want to make espadrilles - imagine making your own shoes! In this one-day workshop, you will use a basic sewing machine to put together the canvas tops for your espadrilles, complete with interfacing and lining. Then, you will learn the mattress stitch using a waxed cotton yarn. You will … Continue reading Sewing Workshop – Making Espadrilles
Making your own espadrilles would be fun, yes? Selecting your canvas upper from my stash or yours, and learning how to make the first pair of flats, then the sky's the limit as to what you might create after... perhaps a pair gets worn as slippers, another for outdoors, and a third as a special … Continue reading Learn to make your own ‘espadrilles’
Hee hee! My arrival to the Village of Gagetown has made the paper... what fun! Creativity and love to you all!
Men have stuff too! And once they experience the convenience of having their critical-few items handy at all times, they choose not to do without. Here's an earth-friendly option for the stylish people in your life... designed especially for him, but appealing to her too. As with other AppleTowne bags, the material is reclaimed primarily … Continue reading Introducing …the Unisex Commuter Bag (changed from Man-Bag)
Oooo... it can be so good! Just look at these smiling faces, happy to be wearing my stuff! How much do I love seeing this? Very much LOTS! We are at the Sunday Market, Village of Gagetown, 11 - 3, rain or shine. Hope you will come for a stroll... Enjoy good food, drink, … Continue reading When people like my stuff
It lights my inner fire -- when I see that what I do sparks another's creativity. Maybe this is what God feels when seeing his/her people living and being just as they were created to be. Ahhh... Love,
You can't see me... but can you spot my sewing machine ready to get working? Yesterday was the first Sunday Market of the season - and I am thrilled to be a part of it! It was a true delight to meet many new neighbours, as well as loads of visitors to our precious village. … Continue reading Gagetown Sunday Market
A cold glass of Radler after my first on-duty-shift at the store - at the River Ferry Crafts Store - and this is as wild as she gets! Today marks the start of Gagetown's Folly Fest weekend, a hugely popular (and oh-so-well-behaved) music festival... Attendees could not ask for better camping and hanging-out outdoors weather … Continue reading Folly Fest Weekend