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New Items for Sale at Devore Jones Designs

I just added my coin purses and my denim pouches to the SALE section of my etsy shop. Go check it out!

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A HUGE honor!

I decided to take a quick break at work and check my email. I wasn’t paying attention but I opened my DJD email and noticed a reply to a post that I left over at CraftyPod about a Japanese Craft Book Sister Diane purchased.

She said some nice things about my response (because I proclaimed my worshipness to her podcasts) and she surprised me with a huge honor by purchasing one of my items from my etsy shop. She bought my recycled neck tie purse. OMG!!!!!

This was a nice surprise to a really crappy day I’m having. Thank you Sister Diane!


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Devore Jones Designs – SALE 50% off!

Just a reminder to everyone that I’m having a 50% off sale at my Etsy Shop. I’m really inspired with new designs and fabrics that it was time to get rid of the old to make room for the new. All my solid color tote bags are on sale. Go check it out!

Also, I added 6 new clutches to the shop and I have 5 more that just need snaps. I posted the pictures a few posts ago, but I wanted to let you know if the new additions coming soon. Check back here for a preview.

Until then….


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I’ve been busy….

Not just in the new position at work but I’ve actually been inspired to sew again. I have had the last 5 days on/off from work and on the days that Rhys is a daycare I have been setting up my laptop in my sewing room, tuning into pod casts (my current favorite CraftyPod) and just working on designs.The first was to finish some reusable grocery bags that I have been holding off on just one last step. Webbing for the handles. I finally found a store that had more then 5 yards (Wal-mart) and purchased 10 yards and still ran short on two bags. But I was able to get a few sets together and here are some of the new colors I have:

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This next set was made from fabric samples that I got from my Mom. I matched the panels up and they came out really cool. Here’s one view:

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and the other side of the bags:

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The next group are from the same stash of fabric samples. They were an odd size and some even came with complimentary patterns so I matched them up but realized that they were two different sizes. So instead of making a bunch of hand bags with the fabric I decided to go with clutches. I really like how they came out and they were really fast to make since I used snap closures instead of zippers.Here are those pictures:

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All the images you see here in this post are now available for sale at my Etsy Shop.

Well I better get going. I have an early morning tomorrow and I’m also going into 8 days in a row at work with how the rest of this week and next week’s schedule are layed out. I’m going to try working on some more clutches since I have a few more sets of matching panels. I’ll post them when I get done.


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New Look

Hi everyone.

I found a new blog because I was able to include my Devore Jones Designs as well as my family stuff. I was going to have two different blogs but I found that to me really annoying to have yet another site to update so I’m combining both and just posting it all here. I’ll delete my blogger blog and take away links that I have on my two myspace pages and just make my life easier.

Grocery BagsSo what have I been up to lately. Well… I have been sewing like a mad woman. I just finished a really nice diaper bag for a co-worker and now I’m working on my reusable grocery bag inventory for my etsy shop. I even joined an etsy group that will allow me to bounce ideas off and even just have that support with out having to spend money on advertising. I’ve got other ideas for that as well…advertising that is.  I’m also making a lot of coin purses or what I call the “back-pocket wallet”. I got the idea for this because I was tired of taking out my discount card and bank card and having them loose in my apron. So when I made these and my

co-workers caught wind of my making these I now have a lot of them using my purses.

I’m going to stop for now. I’m still getting used to this setup but I’m finding that I like it with all the discoveries I find.

It was a worth while move. Thanks Mrs. Shook!