Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Birthday Purse

I came home Friday evening to a message on my voice-mail inviting my daughter and I to a birthday party for a little friend of hers -- on Saturday!  Yikes!
Not having a whole lot of time to "whip something up" - I opted to make a simple little purse for the birthday girl - and fill it with "little girl goodies!"
I made it from jean and pink gingham -- one of my favorite combos!
You can see from this picture that I included two little jean pockets inside and below you'll see the ruffle I added to the handle to make it even more "girly."
Finally had an excuse to make (and use) a zipper flower --
I based my purse on the one I saw here -- though I didn't follow the directions posted - just sort of made it up as I went along.

When I make my clutches -
I usually have some leftover ends of zippers (since I bought a bunch of long ones at a local store for 10 cents a piece) -- I've been saving them to make zipper flowers, and finally got around to it!
Here's the tutorial I followed for  the zipper flowers

This post linked to:
Take a Look Tuesday
Threading My Way:  Bags and Totes


Christa said...

I absolutely *adore* that purse! I'll be checking out the link.

Mynn xx said...

Okay, that's just too stinking cute!!! I do not sew--but those zipper flowers are amazing! Your creations are fabulous!!!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

What an adorable little purse!!! I agree with you; the pink gingham and denim look so good together. The ruffles and zipper flower really make the bag. I bet the birthday girl loved it. I'd love for you to share this at my ongoing linky that's exclusively for bags and totes... http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/01/threading-your-way-bags-and-totes-link.html

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi, I've featured your Little Girl's Purse today...
Ten Fabulous Totes