Back To School

Back To School   It’s back to school time in the RaeBean household.  I’m sad to see my kids leave me after a summer of Pokemon hunting, beach trips, Pokemon hunting, exploring, and did I mention we did a lot of Pokemon hunting?  Yup, even me.  To date, I’ve captured 650 Pokemon.  We’ve traveled to …

May Is Purse Month

‘May is Purse Month Here at RaeBean Collection household at least! I have been a busy bee working on Mother’s Day purses and Teacher Gift Purses. I’ve made several Hippo Hobo bags by Emkie Designs. She’s been one of my favorites not only to make, but to wear, if I have lots of stuff to …

The Bertha Pencil Box Pattern

The Bertha Pencil Tray,  Pencil Case Pattern Now Available I have FINALLY finished the Pencil Tray Pencil Case Pattern. It took me about a year to get a pattern that was easy to make and worked well. Yes, many of those months were for testing the durability, but this pattern gave me a fit! With …

Fairies and Fairy Gardens

Fairies and Fairy Gardens Fairies and Fairy Gardens are all the rage now. I have been enchanted with fairies for well over 20 years. I love their beauty, playfulness and mystique not to mention their gorgeous wings. Fairies tend to be small along with their homes, furniture and pets. And I love miniatures! My first …

Zippered Pencil Cup Story

Zippered Pencil Cup Pattern I was inspired to make this Zippered Pencil Cup Pattern when my son started high school. He needed a new pencil bag that didn’t scream “ I am a left over from elementary school!” I found lots of cool pencil cases, but nothing big enough to carry his pencils, markers, ear …

My First Tote

My First Tote Several years ago I started a new job as an instructional assistant in a high school. Since I went to classes with the students, it meant I did not have a permanent desk. I wanted a bag that held all my stuff I need for a day – notebooks, pencils, pencil cases, …