Sunday, November 7, 2010

I have changed locations!

HELLO TO MY BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL FOLLOWERS AND FRIENDS!  It is done.  My new site is up with my new bag.  Remember to follow that page instead.  I want LOTS of followers, so don't forget ;)

Say so long to my really bad blog title, LOL!

Here's the link.  JLeja Handmade Designs


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sweat, Blood, and Tears.

I did it!  To the joy of it's owner, the canvas bag is complete!  My friend must know that I poured my sweat, blood and tears into this bag (almost literally).  I know you'll love it!  I need some sunshine tomorrow so I can do a photo shoot and she's all yours.  For everyone else, you can see it on my new blog after I get some pictures taken.  Everyone sleep well.  I know I will! :)


Monday, November 1, 2010

The woman who has it all.

As a stay at home mom with two children, ages 3 and almost 1, there are times when I feel like I NEVER STOP WORKING!  Actually, I don't!  My to do list is never ending, and as I try to find my own identity again, I just add more on to it!  I know I'm crazy.  No need to point out the obvious here.  I'm starting to remind myself of the Proverbs 31 woman except I don't have any servants to help me out!!!  I'm all over Proverbs 31:27..."She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness."  Homemade bread is the bread of choice around here ;)

But how many times do I look at another woman and think, "Wow! She really has it all put together. And her bag is super cute to top it off!"  I may be right.  She may be one of the few women who "has it all", but I don't know what's in her bag, how many hats she's wearing, or where her shoes have been.  There used to be times that l'd put myself mentally in a new life situation just to "see" what might have been.  I can honestly tell you I have never liked the outcome.  I may not be the most beautiful, the most noble, the most energetic, or the most of anything, but with the grace and mercy of God I will look back on my life and know that I have done what I was created to do here on this earth.  That is bringing glory to Him.

By the way.  My favorite verses from Proverbs 31:

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
       she can laugh at the days to come.
 26 She speaks with wisdom,
       and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

To those of you who know me, I wonder if that surprise you? ;)


Sunday, October 31, 2010


This past week I had 2 sick children.  So my new site is not quite ready yet.  I just wanted to let my wonderful followers, browsers, seekers, and peekers know that my grand reopening will be soon.  I'll be featuring my new name AND my new bag.  To give you a teaser it's a canvas style bag with only the finest combination of fabrics and detailing :)  Nothing less of course.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

I heard you laughing...

So here we go.  An Ode to Polka Dots.

Round and round
wound up so tight,
Yet oh so classy 
in the night.
Those tried and true colors,
black and white.

During the day 
you're fun and zesty.
Classy can wait
I can also be testy.
Red and Pink 
for the little girl who's pesty.

You're big, you're small
maybe black or teal.
How did it happen,
where do you get your appeal?!?
I do not know, nor do I care
In fabulous colors you're quite a deal!

Polka Dots.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Polka

This bag was the inspiration behind my Seam Ripper Blog on Monday.  It's a very exciting fabric to be sure, but I think it turned out well.  This one is similar to the other bags, just different fabrics and buttons.

As you can see we have some exquisitely exciting polka dots and an accent pocket (also lined with polka dots).

I also managed some SNAPS that will adjust the length a little!  Go me!
The inside sports the solid red fabric and a polka dot cell phone pocket.

I know you are all wondering when I'll make a new style bag.  I'm working on that as we speak.  Hopefully that one will be up this week if all goes well.  Until then, I'm thinking, maybe I should blog "An Ode to Polka Dots".  Don't laugh!  I just might!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The bag that inspired yesterday's blog!

It's done!  Complete!  I've already told you how much I love fabrics, but I never realized how much fabrics may or may not like EACH OTHER!  Can't we just all get along here?!?!  It'll be up on my blog in the morning.  Everyone have a great night!