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 teaching assistant, 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 in the 1980’s. 

Today, I am an active sewing pattern tester and editor for many of today’s popular handbag designers 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.

Free tutorials from my site are welcome to be used and sold, BUT you MUST list my name as pattern designer in your listing. As always with us overprotective mama bears, please do not use pictures that my kiddos are in. They’re my kids after all! Thanks.