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Come by the Mom Made Market This Sunday, August 19!


Chinchilla Whiskers will be at the Mom Made Market in Portland this Sunday, August 19 from 10 am – 4 pm. The Market is located at Alpenrose Dairy in SW Portland.

The Mom Made Market’s main goal is to support moms in business.  MMM offers mom-made shops a platform to sell their goods and services, network with one another, create new friendships, and come to meet their followers/supporters in person.  In addition to hosting the markets, MMM is passionate about supporting mom-focused nonprofits.


I’ll have lots of these vinyl cardholder/wallets! They are perfect if you are going out and just want to bring your ID, some cash or a credit card. I use one to keep all my preferred and frequent shopper punch cards together in my purse. They would also be great for business cards!

devon_collageI’ve also been working on a lot of these double zip pouches! Since I took these pictures I have added detachable wristlet straps to the pattern, making these a convenient small purse.

Hope to see you there!

Pouches · Shop

Some New Things in the Shop!

Chinchilla Whiskers has added a few new pouches to her shop. As usual, I am obsessed with making pouches, coming up with fabric combinations for them, and trying out new patterns. This is one of my favorite styles to make.

Featuring fabric from the Tinies collection by Marisa of Creative Thursday for Kokka

Hope you’ll take a peek!

Featuring fabric from Mouse Camp by Erica Hite for Windham Fabrics
Woodland cuteness!
Bags · Pouches

Couple more things for the school auction

Quite a while back I made a couple more things for the school auction. Here they are:


Here’s a little zippered pouch made with Essex Linen/Cotton and some cute fabrics from Dear Stella and Art Gallery. I love those squirrel and tree prints.

Market Tote

I also made another Market Tote from the ever-popular orange Ikea bird fabric. It has a matching zippered pouch that fits into the interior pocket of the tote.

Market Tote

Although neither this boy or dog are auction items, they were too cute not to include.

Asher and Fox
Asher and Fox looking cute.
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Auction Items

I’ve been working on some items for my son’s school’s auction coming up on March 10th at the Eco-Trust building.

Here are some zippered pouches made from Aqua and Green Clocks from Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller. Love this fabric as well as the Typewriters from this line. It has been flying out of the shop! But I know we have more on order.

I also made another pouch from some Ikea fabric purchased a while back. Inside is lined with Garbo Black from the Circa 1934 collection from Cosmo Cricket.

I also made a matching bag! There is a small interior pocket to fit the pouch. The orange bird fabric and black dots really go well together. This bag is the Market Tote from one of my favorite sewing books of 2011 — 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects by Ellen Luckett Baker. I have made 4 other bags like this and love them all.


Linen Patchwork Pouch

Here’s a zippered pouch I made with linen and 2 1/2″ squares of some of my favorite green fabrics. The original instructions called for a hand-sewn lining. I was not up for that so I modified the instructions using a lining that was part of the pouch construction, not a last addition. I think this makes it a nicer looking and more solidly constructed pouch.

For the Home · Pouches

Creating this Week

After some unsuccessful sewing projects last week, things have gotten better by sticking with the tried and true as I ease back into crafting now that the school year is underway

  • Ric Rac Trimmed Lunchbox Napkins — these have been a big hit when I’ve sold them for school craft sales.


  • Zippered Pouches — I just enjoy making these. I’m looking forward to adding iron-on vinyl to the insides to make them better for cosmetics.