Sewing ventures

Paris print bags

Hello beautiful people on the internet,

This holiday season the elves have been busy. I have been working on beautiful fabrics which I cant wait to release to you guys.

Here are two tote bags in the Paris Print.

Check these bags out on my Etsy and Madeit stores now.

Did you know you could subscribe to the ANC newsletter and get 10% off instantly?

There are also loads of other offers going on. Hop on over right now and have a look.

Have a creative and wonderful week

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Whats up with ANC

Hello crafters,

Hope you have been well.

These last few months have been supremely productive and busy at ANC. So let me bring you up to speed with the events and what’s brewing here for the holidays:

  1. I completed my 4th marathon this year at Sydney. It was the most gorgeous route and had so much fun with friends and family. Running is such an awesome way of calming down for me. I can totally listen to podcasts and run for hours at a stretch. Do you run/exercise/swim/bike to sort-of-meditate? Photo 18-9-17, 9 41 22 am
  2. I processed my first wholesale order for the holidays. It was so much joy creating those beautiful bags. I love the whole process of choosing the fabrics all the way to shipping the bags.
  3. I am now getting ready for the holiday market organized by Etsy here in Canberra. ANC is in production full swing and have purchased gorgeous fabrics for the holiday season. If you would like to order in bulk (>5 bags) contact me on and we can discuss more about custom made bags.IMG_3669.JPG
  4. The knitting project on my needles this month is this gorgeous lace scarf. I cannot keep my hands off of it. The yarn is Knitpicks Alpaca cloud in Sophia. It is super soft and I will keep you posted on its progress.Photo 24-9-17, 10 13 51 am

Get ready for loads of holiday songs, bags, trees, decorations, and clothes. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Work hard during the week and harder in the weekends.

Back to crafting.

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Tote Bag Pattern

Hello beautiful people on the internet,

Have you always wanted to use your sewing machine more?

I have  heard this more than ever that I bought my sewing machine to do some patch up work but I haven’t used it once. Start with some small projects to get used to sewing and soon you will not be able to stay away from it.

I know that you are crafty and creative. Love amazing colors. This pattern doesn’t need you to have ninja skills of adding interfacing and lining. It works perfectly well if you are a beginner and is challenging enough to keep you interested.

Here is a super easy tote bag pattern. This is exactly how I make all my tote bags.

This downloadable pdf pattern has step by step instructions with pictures at each step. You can contact me at any time with questions and I will try my best to help you out.

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You can get this pattern from my etsy and madeit stores. (Click on the images to link to the listing)






Thank you so much for checking it out. I am going for a 2 week vacation this coming week and will be back with amazing stories. Hope you have wonderful days in the meantime. I will catch you on the flip side.

Have a great crafty weekend.

Sewing ventures

Drawstring bags

I am introducing a new line of drawstring bags. These bags are super cute and convenient for all kinds of knitting projects.

I personally go and scour for fabrics that will look best on these cuties.

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Let me know what you think about these.

Have a crafty weekend.


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Mother’s day shop update

Did you check out the latest handmade bags in our madeit, etsy or facebook stores?

***Now with a low-cost shipping option***

And, if you live in canberra, you get a 10% off and free shipping on all bags (saving over $9.60). Just send a PM on my facebook shop and we can drop it off for you.

Get them now for you mum for Mother’s day. Find options perfect for a mother who loves pretty colors, patterns, green living, reusable, knitting, animals, or floral prints.

Here are some of the latest releases. and stay tuned for some more Exciting things happening here at ANC bags

Pink and Grey polka dot tote bag
Dachshund print tote bag

Hope you have a crafty and exciting week.