Author Archives: Susan Fogel

Some fabric scraps make magic!

Day eight of the juice fast. I am losing weight, I feel good, and my energy levels are high. Sew, here is my Asian Inspired Lazy Girl Lily Pocket Purse. This is the front of the purse. I love the shape and the space it has inside.  Gentle pleats at the top and tiny darts…

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Brand New Lily Pocket Purse for Miss Meliss

Two  articles have been written. I met my deadlines, so the next few days are for me! And today I made a Lazy Girl Desings Lily Pocket Purse. I have several cut out as Christmas gifts. And you know how my Christmas went.  Sew I am finishing these bags and then will be sewing for myself.  This…

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Sewing Again

Hola Sister Sewists! I t has been months since I have written anything. I did not fall off the face of the earth. My sewing machine did not give up the ghost. My tiny, almost 8-year old grandson, Thomas has been fighting the battle of his life against cancer. From August till today, it has…

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Embellish Some Flip-Flops and Have Happy Summer Diva Feet

Don’t you just love all of the whimsical flip-flops in the stores?  Don’t you just hate the exorbitant prices? Would you believe I embellished these two darling paris of flip-flops for less than  TEN Dollars…for the TWO pair! I cannot believe how easy  this was.  And so much fun!  Here is a video showing you…

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Is it a Zebra? Is it a Giraffe?

Is it a zebra? Or a giraffe? Miss Meliss was here for 10 days in May and one of the things we did was go fabric shopping. She asked me to make some tote bags for her friends back in Dallas that were caring for her dogs. We had fun browsing through the forest of…

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Susan is in Tote Bag Hell…It’s Her Own Fault

My sewing assistant, Jennie-Penney By Susan Klindienst Fogel It has been a while since I have had anything to say on this blog. Sew today, I’ll show you two Lazy Girl Designs bags I made. I have been in bag-making hell. I committed to making  five purses, three Summer Totes for Miss Meliss and her friends, and…

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Susan Receives a Wonderful Sewing Gift

Susan Receives a Wonderful Sewing Gift! Sew, MissMeliss has been here for ten days without her beloved, and we have had a wonderful time having pedicures, long leisurely lunches, and coffee with some of my friends. She even overcame her childhood trauma of going fabric shopping with me. Well she was choosing fabric for friends.…

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Special Order: Patricia’s Cow Pillows!

Sew…My friend Patricia loves cows! She is a city girl born and raised in Mexico City. Now she lives here in La Paz. We have been friends for years. And she is a true individual. She keeps balloons and ribbons in here purse, when she sees kids she stops to blow up a balloon, ties…

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Susan Sews a Pareo Dress, the First of Many

The weather Is warming up, and soon it will be too hot to move. I will swim before sunrise. Retreat to my sewing room with the AC cranked and sew and write. After lunch and before my siesta I will take another swim. Since the heat of the day keeps everyone inside, I can swim…

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Susan finishes and Wears Black Linen dress to A Wedding

Here I am in the  linen dress I made for Dhorea’s wedding.  The ceremony was in the Cathedral on the square in downtown La Paz.  As the wedding party was posing for a few photos on the alter, a young man with a camera sauntered down the aisle and asked  us (and others) to pose…

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