two pretty poppets is starting a blog…!

Yes, you read right… I’m starting a blog…! Not one that I write and post to every day, or every week or even every month… Just every now and again if I feel I have something worth sharing with you… πŸ™‚ This concept of ‘writing a blog’ is very new to me, let me tell […]

Little Freehand Pack

Little Freehand Pack - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

The story behind this pattern is one that is very close to my heart… My wonderful Dad – someone who never asks me for anything – asked me to design him a bag. Not just any bag, he wanted something small and compact, that he could wear around his waist while working in the bush […]

Stand Up & Tote Notice

Stand Up and Tote Notice - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

Following the fun of my Goin’ Uptown Tote and Heavy Hauler Tote Bag patterns, I felt it was time for an easier pattern – one with less pieces and one that came together MUCH more quickly! I wanted to design a basic tote bag that had only had a handful of pieces, was a nice […]

Hang About Toiletry Bag

Hang About Toiletry Bag - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

After having to look at my hubby’s shabby, old toiletry bag for one too many trips away, I felt it was time to make him a new one and surprisingly, he agreed! I discussed this need with a very close colleague of mine, and she pointed out that there seemed to be a gap in […]

Heavy Hauler Tote Bag

Heavy Hauler Tote Bag - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

I felt it was time to create a bag with a different type of hardware and came to find myself pondering the possibilities of the internal wire frames by Emmaline Bags… After much pondering, and a few trials of different designs, I arrived at the Heavy Hauler Tote Bag. The frames help provide a beautifully […]

Goin’ Uptown Tote

Goin' Uptown Tote - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

I needed a bigger shopping bag. There, I said it. And for some crazy reason, I decided to design my own… (I think I’m a bit fussy, LOL!). I knew what I wanted – it needed to be a good size, hold a fair amount of things without looking big and bulky on my shoulder, […]

Super Drawstring Pouch

Super Drawstring Pouch - Pattern Inspiration - Andrie Designs

A little while ago (ok, over a year ago), my darling daughter asked for a rainbow-themed birthday party. Being the excited, super-organised mum that I am, I made her and all her friends rainbow drawstring pouches to carry their rainbow-themed goodies around in as they carried out their rainbow-themed treasure hunt! It was a heap […]