About Me

Hi, I’m Cindy!

I grew up in a suburb of Orlando, Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in 6-12 Family and Consumer Sciences Education.  I am also a full-time mom to three boys, elementary school teacher, and sewing fanatic!

I am a self-taught handbag designer and maker, but my love for sewing came from my grandmother who taught me how to sew when I was in elementary school.

Today, I am an active sewing pattern tester and editor, and have sewn handbags for many Fall and Spring Quilt Markets. Recently, I was able to test patterns for the books, Windy City Bags by Sara Lawson (Sew Sweetness) and On the Go: 15 Handmade Purses, Totes & Organizers by Lindsay Conner and Janelle MacKay.

Let’s see…some favorites of mine?  Handbags!  I have too many to count. Don’t ask me to! I change them daily and make them all.the.time!  Treats- Anything dark chocolate, Fro-Yo by the pound,  International Delights Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer, and York Peppermint Patties. Family – They’re everything.

I’m so glad you stopped by! If you see something you like on my blog and want to share it, please feel free! I only ask that you give proper credit back to my site. Altering a project or idea seen at Raspberry Sunshine; please acknowledge my original idea with something like, ” Based on the idea by” etc. and link back to my site.