Andrie Designs Month in Review – April 2018

Andrie Designs Month in Review – April 2018

What a busy April was had! Lisa taught an intensive class, released another video and we shared a new tutorial! Check out all the excitement and fun of April below!

Video Tutorials Released

In April Lisa made the video we’ve all been asking for – Attaching Piping to Bag Panels! Check out her tutorial in case you missed it! Be sure to subscribe to Andrie Designs on YouTube so you never miss a video!

Attaching Piping to Bag Panels - Andrie Designs

Adventure Time Backpack Class Recap

In April, Lisa instructed a 3 day intensive class on the Adventure Time Backpack. This busy workshop was held at Voodoo Rabbit Fabric in Brisbane, Australia, and boy did the ladies have a blast! Check out the Class Recap to see all the finished backpacks!

Adventure Time Backpack Class Recap - Andrie Designs

Creative’s Tote Yoga Edition

At the beginning of April, I put together a tutorial that I had just been itching to make! Check out the Creative’s Tote Yoga Edition to turn your tote into the ultimate workout bag! Bonus? I show you how to make elasticised pockets too!

Creative's Tote Yoga Edition - Andrie Designs - feature

Customer Creations

April seemed to be the month for the Polly Cross Body Pouch for makers. Head over to the Customer Creations post to see all the incredible makes that were shared!

Customer Creations - April - Andrie Designs


Lisa shared all kinds of behind-the-scenes shots on Instagram for April. Make sure you’re following @andriedesigns so you never miss a post!

View this post on Instagram

I know many of us have to do lists that seemingly never end and I’m no different. However, I’ve had two projects waiting to be completed for a while now and every time I look at them, I feel more, well, frustrated, that I STILL haven’t gotten these projects done… I know, I know, life is busy and there’s nothing wrong with having unfinished projects… . Unless you’re me.😉Unless you love and thrive on deadlines, and find it disappointing to NOT meet those deadlines…. 😢 . Now, truth be told, I never actually set specific deadlines for these projects, so technically I haven’t failed just yet, right? However! This post is me making a public declaration that I AM going to get these two projects finished so that I CAN pat myself on the back (and then choose another project and start this cycle all over again lol 😜)! . The first project will be to make the new covers for my pressing table.👍I bought the fabric a while ago, recovered the timber with new batting… and that’s as far as I got.😕Since then, I’ve been making do with a smaller pressing board which works fine but is not the same. Plus, I think hubby is ready for me to finally get this large piece of timber out of the dining room.😂😉 . The second project will be to create the quilt top for the new quilt I’m making for our bed. I’ve had these fabrics chosen for a while, and finally settled on the Cosmos pattern from @colourwerx (to be modified to fit a queen sized bed). And that’s as far as I’ve got. I’m booked with the amazing Raylee at @sunflowerquilting to have my quilt top quilted at the start of June-ish, so I really better get on and get it made, right?! 😳 . To help get these two projects done, I’m posting my declaration of intent here in this public forum to *hopefully* make me more accountable! Raylee is hosting a Finish Along (#ssqfinishalong2018) – that is what has really motivated me to get started – and I will be participating in Round 2 of the Finish Along. My goal is to have these two projects finished by the end of Round 2 on 26 June. 🎉 . Wish me luck! *gulp* 😉

A post shared by Lisa Ratford~Pattern Designer (@andriedesigns) on

Are you using the hashtags #andriedesigns and #andriedesignspatterns for all Andrie Designs makes? Be sure you are so we can see what you’re posting on Instagram. Every month we share our favourite makes and we don’t want to miss yours!

Instagram hashtag - Month in Review - December

Have you made the Adventure Time Backpack yet? Lisa is working on a video tutorial so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for it soon! Don’t forget to hop over to the Andrie Designs Facebook Group and share your recent makes!

<3 Aimee
The Little Bird Designs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *