Thursday, October 7, 2010
Sorry I haven't posted for a while, I have been very busy making a purse for the Purse Week contest at a lemon squeezy home. I have never made a purse without a pattern to go by. I made 3 purses with a pattern a couple of years ago to give to my daughters for Christmas. They were all the same pattern, but different fabrics. They turned out all right, but this is another story. I made it up as I went along, and kept adding more and more embellishments, many of which I opted to sew on by hand, rather than machine. I just feel like I have more precise control when I hand sew. The main part of the front was a picture that I drew myself, (that was actually the inspiration for the whole purse), and then I layered cotton batting and another piece of fabric on the back and embroidered her face. Then I adorned her hat and necklace with red and black seed beads. This was quite an adventure, but one I am glad I took. I will be back soon with some new jewelry pieces, and who knows what else? I am dying to try the Teabag Wreath over at Kojo Designs, If you are a tea drinker, or need a cute gift for someone who is, or maybe a teacher gift, check it out. I bought some of the supplies, I may tackle that next!