Welcome to my blog! My name is Laura Martell and I am the owner & designer of The Creative Thimble. I design patterns for handbags, purses, tote bags and accessories. My business is run by 3 people, me, myself and I. We all get along most of the time, but we all have our moments. I love to quilt, machine embroider, make beaded and wire jewelry and digital scrapbooking with Photoshop Elements software and of course make handbags and totes.

I am diving into this blogging thing once again. I tried it last fall and didn’t like the options available to me on the old site and now I am trying again with Blogspot.

My plan for this blog is to keep you up to date on any new patterns I have coming out, new ideas and or additional information to my existing patterns, and daily activities I get involved in.

I have been married to a really great guy named Mike for almost 34 years and we have two grown children, Carol & Dan. I was born and raised in Wethersfield, Connecticut, but moved to Raleigh, North Carolina 16 years ago where we love the warmer winters. I still miss autumn in New England and go up to visit my family as often as possible. Although I still think of myself as a New Englander, I really love living in the south. I hope you will have fun getting to know me, my family and friends and I am looking forward to meeting all of you.

Please say hello, I am anxious to meet you.