She's not exactly a "country gal" like I am (in her taste) -- I suppose I'd call her decorating something like "classy" or "classic." Her house is beautiful and very tastefully done - I love it --- but it's definitely not the hodge podge country style that I use everywhere!
That being said -- I wanted her purse and clutch to be a bit more "sophisticated" in style -- don't know if I succeeded or not - but I think she'll like it.
I didn't use a pattern for the purse -- I just based it on one that a friend made and sent me for my birthday last month. Talk about learning by "trial and error" -- I did more ripping out on this purse than I ever have on any other project!
Here's a view of the lace flower I made (using lace that Abby sent me in my surprise box!).
I used the off white material on the front and the black material on the back.
The inside has both materials in it as well.
I used the same pattern I've always used -- this simple and easy one from the Noodle Head blog.
(By the time I had sewn and ripped out um-teen times on that purse....I needed something simple and easy that I could whip up fast!)
I'm sure you noticed I did not include the pockets inside --- it goes a lot faster and I didn't make mine with the intentions of being used as a wallet, but rather as a "removable pocket."
I have several more sewing projects ahead - for Christmas presents this year!
Let's hope this "sewing mood" I'm in lasts a little while!