Friday, March 09, 2007

The pink purse

Here's the pink purse. I'm pretty sure owner will love it, but she's not getting it for awhile! T + I have this crazy plan for a "Homemade Christmas," but it means I have to work now for a little December joy. The pattern review for this and the other (more sophisticated + tricky) purse will be up soon over at SewMamaSew, which gives me a little thrill. I did the button holes wrong, but I did actually make button holes. I always thought this was the sign of a real seamstress. If you can make button holes you must really be able to sew! Evidently you only have to have the right machine, though, so it might not be the pinnacle of craftiness I once thought it was.

I used Amy Butler's In Town Bag Pattern and I really loved it. I think I'm a lousy cook because I don't have enough experience to cook the way I do (a pinch of that... We don't have any of this?-- let's throw some of this in) and I think it's the same way with my sewing. Patterns really help you look good if you actually follow the directions. You get edible cookies and cute, little purses.

Rose (remember Rose?) flew the coop this week so Henry is on his way to our little corner of the world. Doll quilts and oilcloth are draped around the livingroom, and my campaign for reorganization is, as the boy would say, at the "Uh Oh"-stage. T really is a patient man.

This purse sort-of reminded me of the ones over at Posie Gets Cozy. It would be fun to make more with a variety of fabrics. This one has vintage bias tape instead of ribbons on the seams, courtesy of Mom's stash... Happy Friday.

4 comments:

Matroskin said...

That purse is lovely! I wish I had time to sew, but I have to work this weekend, I mean the sort of work that keeps the family fed.

molly said...

so cute! I'm so glad I saw this post tonight because it reminded me that I have a pattern for an Amy Butler diaper bag. Um, yes, NOW would be the time for me to break out that pattern. I haven't sew with a pattern since my 4-H days!! I'm nervous....

ltthings said...

I love Amy Butler patterns, your purse's are adorable !! Great job !

beki said...

How cute! I love the Amy Butler patterns, even though they are a bit on the small side for me.