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!