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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Weekend Work

This purse was a quick sew - fun to make and pretty easy too.  I love the size of it.  The pattern showed bought handles but I didn't have any so I just made my own.
The lining on this purse isn't gathered like the outside, which means that things won't get lost down in those folds.  :)
I also finished the second baby bib I wanted to do and took those to the grandmother-to-be.
And then I did the handwork on this little winter pillow/pincushion.  I don't have any stuffing here with me so it isn't finished yet.
I stopped in at Goodwill last week and bought a purse that was faded and almost ragged but had great handles.  The handles were removable so this weekend I'm going to try to make a pattern from the old purse so I can make a new purse to go with the handle.  I'll let you know how I do.  
I've got several other small projects with me so I'll work on one of those this coming weekend - it feels great to get a few small things done even if I can't work on a big one!

18 comments:

Needled Mom said...

The bag is great and I love the handles you did for it. I love the idea of getting handles from a thrift store.

The bib is just gorgeous! What a treasure it will be.

Your stitching is lovely too.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Th bib is jusst to beautiful to use! You make great bags and how clever to look for handles in a thrift shop.

Linda said...

You've been really busy doing wonderful things! The purse is great. The bib is beautiful! Love the Christmas work, too!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your purse! Such beautiful fabrics. and your pillow all waiting to be stuffed. Boy you get a lot done on the weekend, the bib is so sweet. How kind of you!

Carol said...

Marlene, you do lovely handiwork. Very creative too! I'm glad you get that sense of accomplishment on small completed (for the most part) projects as much as with large projects! Especially since you're not at home! How much longer do you have down there?

Carol (NJ)

Arkansas Patti said...

I am impressed with all you have done and worked too. You make me feel like I ought to get up and
do---something.

paulette said...

Love the bag...is it the Bungalow Bag?? Just wondering...
P

Michelle said...

SEW glad you are able to sew, and SO glad you are able to blog. We would have missed you terribly!

Jacquie said...

Just got caught up on what you've been up to. Can't wait to hear about all your mission work. Take care of yourselves!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Well my goodness you have made lots of pretties!
xx, shell

Gmama Jane said...

What a great idea to reuse the old handles from an old purse!! That bib is beautiful!! Your handwork is exceptional!! Glad you are getting time for some stitching. I haven't had much stitiching time lately and I am yearning for some stitching time!!
Blessings
Jane

Rose Mary said...

What great weekend projects! I love the handbag and the handles you made. Much nicer that way than the other type. What a pretty bib!

I thought of you today when I was in Greenwood. The quilt shop up there is having paper piecing classes and I wondered if you'd ever done the paper piecing for a quilt?

Vivian said...

Love your little snowman handwork. Cute, cute.

Carrie P. said...

Some really fun projects you have been working on. The bib is so sweet.

Madame Samm said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this purse...bag, pink and blue bag is heavenly ...and the bib....gosh too pretty to goober on....YOU do make lovely lovely things...x

Truffle queen said...

Cute purse! I can't wait to see how that purse turns out! I might just have to get to Goodwill before all the other bloggers snatch up the bags! Beautiful bib!

Grammy Staffy said...

You are so clever my dear. I love seeing all of your projects. I plan to sew my patriotic pillowcases and mail them next week. I've got the fabric and I think I am up to it now. I will get them done for sure before the surgery.
Thanks for your support and prayers. Much love, Lura

Pat - Arkansas said...

The fact that you're not in your own sewing room surely has not stifled your energy/creativity.

I'm looking forward to seeing the new purse with old handles.