Hey look I made a purse!
It was a test of Nikki's fab new pattern.
I think it was probably the first real structured thing I have ever sewn. It was such fun!
The pattern was easy peasy to follow and so exciting as it came together really quickly and looks so professional. The only problem I had was identifying all the different wadding, interfacing and villeins and then working out which side was the adhesive side of each, but that's just me and my inexperience.
The red floral fabric I used came from a church garage sale last year. I was the only customer there at the time and the ladies were fussing over me telling me that no one sews anymore and how excited they were to see the fabrics I bought walking down the street one day. It didn't take them long to recognise me as the girl who bought Tom and Lois's place. And then there was a whole discussion of what we are doing and what ever happened to them. I like small towns.
I've had a few practices to see how many of my necessities I can jam into my new purse and as you can see, I can fit a tape measure, my phone, some moisturiser/sun screen and my knitting. Its a big change from all the crap I usually carry around. I kinda like it.
My Farmer Boy thinks it looks like one of those old fashioned ice packs they had in the movies.
Carrying it makes me feel a bit fancy. Like I need to go to a garden party or something.
Funny that the only party I attended this weekend was a nine year old boy's. The activities were wooden spoon carving, Tarzan rope swinging, cross bow shooting, bush food foraging and bonfire lighting with flint. My girls had a ball. It was very different to the fairy, pop-star, make-up, cup cake type parties we have here but they got right into it. I left my new purse at home though.
I highly recommend Nikki's new purse pattern. If I can make it, you certainly can.
I do hope you've had a lovely weekend.
And I hope the week to come is fabulous.
See ya. XX