Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Little Bit of Everything...

A little blogger love to start with...

Vallen and I agreed to both try to cross stitch. I have in mind some sort of red work picture for my daughter's room. Vallen sent me a pattern, of course along with some other lovely items!! Don't you love the necklaces she makes out of leftover wool pieces. So clever! Hopefully I will be able to get it back from the kiddo so I can put it to good use. Thank you my dear!!

I also received my brooch from my Swap Partner Beth (who just opened an Etsy Shop - Congrats Beth!). She sent me the coolest crocheted brooch. It is beautifully crafted and has so many layers! I swear it weighs 2 lbs! She included some adorable hair pins and some sweet Valentine treats. Thanks Beth - I Love it! I think I will have to make a special purse to put it on.
Next, a little WIP...
Does this remind you of anything from yesterday's post? Are you getting sick of Anthropologie knock offs? He, he!! Hope not :)
The purse is made from a cotton canvas fabric with some very fine trim sewn on. I got that huge spool of trim at the thrift store for a couple bucks. The interior lining is going to be out of the very loud floral print. It is a shiny satin fabric, but I added an iron-on interface to it to stiffen up the bag and to make sure the lining doesn't show through. So the inside won't be too slinky. I haven't decided on the handles yet. I have grommets on the brain, but I don't want it to make the bag too casual. Any suggestions? I am getting excited about this one...I think it might just be my favorite yet! Hey Becki - I'll definitely be bringing this on my trip to Mnpls. Keep an eye out for me okay!! :)

8 comments:

becki said...

Wonderful stuff you got there!! Love the purse and the trim!! What a great touch! Don't you just love swaps! I did my first one ever this month and am excited to get that thing in the mail!

amandajean said...

oh, roxanne, that purse is so wonderful! I don't have any suggestions for the handles, but I can't wait to see what you come up with!! It looks fantastic so far. I like the loud floral for the inside. perfect. when are you going to open an etsy shop???

RachE said...

Hi Roxy~

Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVE the bag! I've been so antsy to make some bags with some new fabric I got this past weekend, but of course, I had to leave town for work this week. You've totally inspired me with some great ideas! Reading your blog is one of the highlights to my day!
I can't wait to get together for lunch next week!

Vallen said...

You need to start selling these lovely purses. You are really good at this. Every one is prettier than the last!!!

Tallyhoney said...

I am loving that purse. I have not quite been moved enough to do purses yet. Been looking at fabrics and trying to come up with sketches of what is in my head... Awesome purse!
Beth

MaryAnn said...

You may showcase Anthropolgie knock-offs every single day of your life as far as I'm concerned! I love this!

Raesha D said...

Lovely goodies!! And the purse is awesome!! love the trim:)

faithsalutes said...

If you send me your address, I may just send you something little...simply because I love the name Roxanne.