I spent a day last week playing with two new patterns.

One was free, one cost money. Guess which one worked?  I won’t name the free pattern here or show photos (suffice to say: if a pleat requires five turns of the needle and has external stitching, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.)  But I will give full props to Nicole Mallalieu, a pattern maker of extreme awesomeness.

After I made one of her coin purses, I was hooked.  I even had to make one with hexies.  Why?  Because, that’s why.


They’re in my Etsy store now.