Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Every Trip Needs a New Purse!

Last weekend I enjoyed a wonderful time with my best friend from high school, Christina, and her husband, Nate.  Christina kindly flew me down for a weekend away from crazy family life and a chance to spend some time together without my kids, something we hadn't done in four years.   We went out to dinner, tried a yoga class,  and had a three hour lunch at a local winery, followed by wine tasting.  I don't remember the last time I enjoyed such relaxed luxury, although I'm still feeling the yoga from Saturday morning. 

As I was getting ready for the trip last Thursday, I was feeling like my purse was a little tired (I think I had made it before my last trip down there) and too small now that I actually have a cell phone.  I pulled out a large, left over piece of quilted fabric from "Hope in the Storm" and made a simple fold over purse.  I added a fabric paper pocket under the flap to hold my phone and lipstick.  The straps are another piece of the same quilted fabric.  I didn't take the time to measure the strap before sewing in on--whoops.  No problem, I just tied a simple knot to shorten it up.  I added the fabric paper circles on the front for fun and color.  I love how it turned out.  I think I might make a few more from some half finished quilts that I'm not in love with.  Purses seem the perfect way to create something both beautiful and functional.

Now that I had the purse, I needed somewhere to stash all my cards and ID.  Another piece of fabric paper with more circles and I was ready to go.


Bee said...

I love this! You are so creative!

Anonymous said...

Fantàstic, com sempre!!



Karoda said...

you are working the circles! love the purse and the quilt below! and i hope you don't have to wait as long to have a retreat next time!

Julie Bagamary said...

This is great!!