Monday, July 5, 2010
A while back I found a pair of quilted pillow shams at the thrift store for .99. Had to buy them :D
I cut off each long edge, and then sewed them together, then sewed across the bottom to make it boxy. Then I sewed the edges I cut off together, along with some of the blue cotton backing, and made the handle; nice and comfy with the cording and quilting.
The lining is made from pink and white striped cotton chambray. The bottom is reinforced with heavy corrugated cardboard with batting and the chambray covering it, hot-glued down. I can remove that for washing the purse. It's embellished with a few ragged rolled roses and a couple torn fabric leaves. What's missing is the rest of my idea...buttons and more trims, lol...ya'll know I'm easily distracted! But I'm using it now, and I love it...and I have one more sham to play with :D
I tried to sit on the porch while they set off fireworks...too many deer flies and mosquitos...but I managed to take a few pics of this crazy butterfly. It did NOT want its photo taken. You should've seen me hobbling around this butterfly bush trying to take a picture of its back....I snapped a bee,too! And found a serving piece I hammered for a windchime and forgot about!
Hope you enjoy!
Posted by Kudzu at 6:17 PM