Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I Snuck Away...

from the boxes to blog a quick bit this morning.

Here's my finished handbag that I started at the Art Quilts Maine Sit and Sew in January. (Beware blurry photo from three-year-old photographer.)


Here's a close-up.


It's fun to fantasize about caring it on a snappy, clear, warm, spring day -- the exact opposite of what's happening in Maine at the moment. No worries, obviously that will change when we get to Texas.

The bag is from an Amy Butler pattern. Pretty cute, pretty easy -- though I'm not sure I'd make it again. I'm really not a pattern-type of girl. So it was all done and sitting on a shelf looking pretty, but kind of plain. And then I was browsing DJ Pettitt's stunning mixed media purses and a light bulb came on. Ding!

Some quick fused shapes, some of my favorite embroidery stitches, a bunch of green buttons that I bought in a supercool little tin at Joann's for 30% off, and a little metal tag that says "celebrate." It's much more me now, don't you think?

Now go out and celebrate youself! And Happy Valentine's Day!

12 comments:

Linda said...

Hope all goes well with your move and that you're back to blogging soon!

Valeri said...

This is a lovely little bag and as you say, very Spring like. However its hard to see how the handle fits and how you can get into the inside. Any chance of a bird's eye view?

Debra said...

Lovely little purse. It's the perfect touch for spring!!

Hope you get some time on your journey from here to there to keep up caught up, but I remember it's a stressful time. Good luck, and be careful

gerrie said...

I've been thinking about you what with that nor' easter blowing by. I am in such funk - let down from selling and buying and now it is just work!!

Deb R said...

Very cute bag and it'll be perfect for a Texas spring day.

mary m. said...

I've seen bags not half as nice as that one selling for hundreds of dollars....

Diane D. said...

What a cute bag! You'll be able to use it in Texas before you know it. Hope you have a safe and easy move.

kathy said...

Very nice "you" touches and benjamin isn"t such a bad photographer! He must be very proud of himself!

Scrapmaker said...

Very nice and very expressively you! You are tempting me get into purse making! Jen

JulieZS said...

Deborah, that's a perfect bag for you, it is very you with the additional touches. I wish you all kinds of smooth moving luck, hope it goes great.

Sonji Hunt said...

I can't believe that you are participating in all this moving business and still make time to make a handbag. I'm as lazy as I don't know what. Plus, how cool to have a three year old photographer. He's not bad!

mathea said...

What a great bag! Those extra embellishements made all the difference! I have just made a couple of Amy Butler bags myself, and although the fabrics were great they could have done with a little extra. Hm, next time... ;-)