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Thursday, December 31, 2009
AWESOME QUILT PURSE
My sister sews, and I don't. When I told her about a pretty quilt purse that I'd seen recently, she agreed that we should make one. She came to my house two days ago with her sewing machine and fabric and let me choose which fabric to use for our first purse. All that I knew about making one was that we would use the Big Shot machine and Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Square die to cut the squares, and I kind of panicked when she asked about instructions. Huh? I thought someone who sews and had made purses before would just know how to make one. Apparently, that's one more thing about sewing that I don't know! We got a good laugh about it, and she was a really good sport about figuring out what to do. Just look at this BEAUTIFUL purse she made!!!!!!!! We agreed that it needed to be decked out, so we used some Stampin' Up! ribbon to add even more shabby to the chic. I also pulled out the Swarovski crystals, which I think add a subtle touch of bling! The last addition was the beaded Prayer Box charm, which I love. We had some other ideas that, hopefully, will end up on future purses. All in all, I have had a lot of fun with my sister while her hobby and mine blended to create this pretty purse which, by the way, I get to keep! Am I lucky or what????
ETA: This is the interior of the purse. Isn't it cute??????