Hello friends, I hope your weekend was a good one. It was pretty darn hot here in beautiful Virginia, the thermometer rested right around 90 degrees most of the time. This week is supposed to be much of the same. When it gets this warm , I prefer to stay comfortably cool in my studio with the ceiling fan rotating gently above.....Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Add to that a huge glass of homemade lemonade to sip on and I'm content.
I spent the weekend working on a new handbag for my Etsy shop. I saw a photo of a very pretty bag and made a mental note of it. I made some creative changes, hopefully for the better and here is the end result. I hope you like her.
I love the soft robins egg blue.
I added elastic in the top edge casing and gave her a strap handle instead of plastic tubing like the original... softer on your shoulder.
I loved the little bits of green in the floral print so I decided to fashion a lining using this wonderful green quilting cotton. I love opening a handbag and being surprised by a lovely 'POP' of color. I embellished my bag with a shabby rose that I created from leftover shear ribbon, fabric scraps and vintage eyelet lace. I think she came out quite nicely. Very summery for sure. Guess what she started life as?...........a thrift store Target shower curtain! I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love thrift stores!!!
What have you been working on lately??
Until next time... be kind and stay creative.