I've received soooo many good ideas and helpful comments from the survey (what? you forgot to fill out the survey? well, here's the link: Click Here to take survey ) Anyway, there's a lot of good stuff in the works, some my ideas and some as suggested by you! Here's a new (reader suggested) feature that I thought was a great idea! You see graphics of fabrics on this web site and on fabric shop web sites, but it would be useful to see the fabric used in a project - to get a real sense of how it looks and what it could be used for.
Pillows, made by Anna Oler, (photo used by permission from her Flickr photostream). Her home was featured on Design Sponge's Sneak Peek in February.
Echino Messenger Bag Pattern by Etsuko Furuya, found at Superbuzzy, Fabrics to Sew and Sheree's Alchemy. Instructions are in Japanese but diagrams are very detailed. Not a pattern for beginners, but those with some bag sewing experience should have little trouble following the diagrams.