Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Spring Purse.... butterflies and brave husbands...

A few days ago, Elizabeth, from Oh, Fransson posted a purse pattern at Sew, Mama, Sew and it's so cute and easy to make! I made one for a friend yesterday, I swear it only took about an hour and a half from start to finish, including cut out the pattern. I made the large one as my friend is very tall and slender, I thought the small one might look silly on her. I had 2 fat quarters of a great Hoffman butterfly fabric and since my friend adores butterflies AND blues and greens together, I knew I had to make this for her. Could this fabric BE any prettier?

The bag is spacious, I imagine she'll probably use it to haul her knitting around with her, or some books. I added a divided pocket inside so her cell phone or pager would have a place of its own.

The inside is a green and white stripe that I don't particularly care much for, so using it as the lining was perfect. It actually looks better in person than it does here. And the strap and pocket are a great blue/green/purple stripe that I had run opposite the lining stripes.

So you can see its size, I asked my very brave husband to model it for me. He's a good sport, but he needs a haircut, so I chopped off his head! Ow! lol

This bag will be going to FL in Monday's mail, adios little butterflies!


Jen_TX said...

Oh those butterflies are gorgeous! Katie is going to love them. I think the green stripes work great inside. Your model wears it well! LOL

Susan said...

Thanks, Jen! Yeah, he's pretty cute, even without a head. lol