Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just under the wire!

It's been a busy week and I have barely finished my project by the Saturday midnight deadline! I was determined to finish it though and I'm glad that I did. My plan was to head to my studio early in the morning and spend the day making two purses but, that wasn't meant to be... a friend of ours needed some help with a serious matter and that was far more important. After taking care of that, I dashed to my studio to work on my project.... here it is!

I love my new purse - the photo is of me when I was a little girl. I like the look of repeated images and the mixed prints. The colors of the fabrics are very different than what is showing up in the photo - I clearly need to work on my photography and lighting efforts! The bag is really a chocolate brown with a blue stripe and the greens aren't as olive as they look here. The handles are pre-made leather ones, purchased at a quilt show. They were a little pricey but I love the way they look.

My studio is officially a total MESS! I never really cleaned up from last week and then I took out new supplies for this week... looks like I'll be spending part of next week digging out and putting things where they belong. Nothing like starting with a clean work table! My studio is pretty big (about 15' x 30') but I wish it was twice the size so I could have a dozen tables to work on.

I have already picked out my book for next week but I'll blog about that on Monday. I'm heading to a family reunion tomorrow - it's always fun to get together with my extended family.


  1. I LOVE the's so beautiful. I am really enjoying the blog. Thanks for sharing it with me.

  2. Thank you for your kind words! If only I could win the lottery, I'd stay in my studio and make piles of these!