Fall Time is Craft Time.

As soon as the seasons change, there is a distinct difference in the air. Enough to unsettle me, in a good way. I automatically think of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Events that all cater different requests. Halloween requires creativity. Thanksgiving requires culinary skills. Christmas is about family.

All this means is craft time on over drive. If you are like me then you like to make gifts for others too? It saves me some money in my pocket and also gives them a gift of the heart that you hope they will cherish, instead of some non effort gift cards. Don’t get me wrong gift cards are great too, but there is little thought  when you purchase them at last minute at the check out stand. I love to be ahead of my game of preparation, so I’m not scrambling at last minute trying to throw together a present and shipping it out.  I don’t know how your family does it, but I have 6 older siblings, and over half are married and have kids. We have chosen to draw names out of a hat this year to see who gifts to who to keep our family relationships still intact as everyone is away and until our next family gathering. My in laws family is much easier. Everyone lives in the same spot for years and years and years and that is only a few hours away from us, so obviously they get to see my daughter (their grand daughter) often, and which the festivities we’ll be sharing with them.

I went off on a tangent. I just love fall. The smells, the sights, the foods, colors, and the weather too! Fall time is time for me to get crafting. You will see many posts from me in the next few months, about projects and gifts I will be making for family and friends. Here is one that I have started. 🙂


And after some time — putting these pictures its a little late – but here is the finished product.

My first draw string backpack (adapted with granny square pattern. Its lined on the inside too!)

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My Next Endeavor.

As most of you know by now. I like to keep things interesting with my creations. I can get bored easily and like to venture to create new things! My latest addition: The Neon Clutches were super fun and trendy and you need to buy one now! Seriously! There are only 4 and they will sell fast, now that I’m on Etsy! So that leads me to my next project. A modified handbag in my style, of course, to accommodate those small companions that we love so much! Yes you read correctly! I’m going to be making Pooch Purses for small and tiny breeds! I will update you on that just as soon as I work out the details. Wish me luck! Have any ideas? I’d love to hear them! Would you like to see it in any specific colors? Tell me! I would love some feedback. Thanks!

I Need a Project. You Need a Purse!

I would love to make a custom handbag for any one of you! The projects I’m working on are dying down and I’m beginning to feel that I need to busy myself. I call it ‘itchy fingers’.

You need this bag and can use it for anything! Yesterday I used one of my large ‘open top’  totes to take to the park. Who wouldn’t want a personalized handbag?


How do I get mine? I’m glad you asked! The process is so easy and I work with you every step of the way.

  1. Fill out the ‘order form’
  2. Having a few ideas in mind of what kind of colors you’d like to use you could have anywhere from 2 and up.
  3. The form will send me an email and we will chat about your style and what you’d like to happen with the bag (similar to a consultation)
  4. I take payments through PayPal or check.
  5. I will create your bag and ship it to you. and Ta Da!

You will love it! Click the link to be taken to the order page: https://jslettodesigns.wordpress.com/order/