She picked up sewing not too long ago and this is one of the first handbags she's ever sewn! Ho-ly-crap! I love it so very very much. I hardly ever get to see sis, and the fact that she somehow knew I've been obsessed with a red/white color pallete lately just shows how awesome she is! Best big sister ever! I love the little details; the pleats, buttons, lining, and those too-adorable handles. This is my new favorite purse.
Speaking of awesome handbags by new sewers, my friend Jill has been working on a couple super-duper cute ones over at The Curious Bee as well. I adore the green flowery one!
So, amidst all this handbag inspiration flying at me, I created my own sweet little number one sleepless night this week:
I was out and about looking to buy a cold-heat soldering iron (more on that later) and I ended up in a Beverly's in Alameda, which I didn't even know existed before last weekend. I don't know if I mentioned this, but I made a new year's resolution to not but any new (new-to-me is still allowed) fabric or yarn without having a project in mind to use it for. My stash has become very well filled out as of late so I figured this would help me stop stashing and start using. I've also been trying to start and finish projects in a more timely manner. I made this bag all in one go and was up till 3 in the morning, but it turned out better than I expected. I found the yellow fabric at Beverly's and I had the red dot one in my stash, as well as all the trimmings. The little brooch on the front is removable for easy washing. And I even put a tag inside above the little 2-part pocket. I got some ribbon printed a long time ago and I just recently decided to cut it all up and use it as tags.
I love this bag and I don't really want to sell it, but I know I'm going to use sissy's bag all this summer so I wouldn't want it to be hiding in my room. So I'm putting it up in my etsy store very shortly, along with some new scarves, owls, and a suprise which I will do a post about very soon.