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New purse for me!

I have a great story behind this purse. First, I found the pattern at Sew Mama Sew’s blog last spring and just could never decide what fabric to use. This past summer, I bought the red fabric for $.10 at a local discount store. It was the only piece of fabric there, and it was about 36 inches wide by about 17 inches high. Again, what does one do with that amount of red floral printed satin?

Then I started to take apart my wedding dress. Yes! My dress. It’s made of an off-white, beige really, jaquard print and somewhat heavy.  I knew I could use it for something cool, but what? With the color of beige, it’s not practical for too many things.  So I thought it would work as a purse lining with the red if I found the right pattern.

This is what I ended up with! I made the larger bag of the two in the tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed my post tonight. I loved making this purse. It was so very easy!

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A bit of whimsy

The other day I finally took down my printer’s drawer from the wall along with all the miniatures dating to the 1980’s. Shudder. I always felt a certain pull towards those things, like they owned me and I had to put them up with each move and new place to live in. The whole shebang was so outdated. Yuck.

I have now developed a taste for the whimsy and vintage things in life. Remember salt and pepper shaker collections? Well they are all the rage on the internets and in the local thrift stores. So far one of my local stores is still selling them at a reasonable price. Last month I found this set of red mushrooms. I had to buy them, it was like they screamed my name.

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Then just today, while out thrifting, I found a whole ‘nother collection. It was so hard to choose as I saw so many adorable and whimiscal sets. I settled on one set for me and one for our youth pastor’s wife. The planes are for us.

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Don’t they look alive? So sweet.  The birds are for Christy.

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Maybe next week when all the sets are half-price, I’ll go get another one!

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