Saturday, November 30, 2013

Special Request Purse #4 (and it's the last one)

This purse was quite the challenge and that's why it took so long to make.
It wasn't hard to make, the design was one I've used before
BUT
it was just deciding how to piece the striped body of the bag that slowed the process.

I was using scraps, which can also get tricky - 
kept running out of fabric so had to check my stash for more coordinates.....fun, fun.
Just nothing like taking several fabrics and sewing them together
to create a new, unique piece of fabric :)

I'm so glad I took my time because I'm very happy with the results!



Time to move on to Christmas projects, so I may not be back until the new year.

Enjoy this special time of year!
Carolyn

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Special Request Purse #3

This special order was "out of my comfort zone" to say the least.
The design wasn't the problem, but the fabric was another story.
It has a metallic gold sheen, is very slick, hard to iron without melting
(you don't need to ask how I learned that...lol)
and just generally unstable.
This is one of the reasons I don't usually use fabric provided by others.
But this is for a very special friend who has supported me for years.
So I did my best - I'm sure she will love it.

Next up a fun purse featuring a fabric tie.
Enjoy your weekend!
Carolyn

Monday, November 18, 2013

Special Request Purse #2

A special friend from Missouri requested a blue, crazy quilt purse.
It's a Christmas gift to herself.
I shipping it out last week, but didn't want to post pictures
until after she received the bag.


Lisa, received her purse and loves it!
Carolyn