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Sunday, June 10, 2007

When the mood hits

It seems the sewing mood hit me this weekend. It all started with a wall hanging I made from a painting I bought in Ethiopia. I moved into a new office on Friday and wanted to have something new to adorn the walls. (Unfortunately I neglected to take pictures of it before I dropped it off at my office. Maybe another time.) I made one from a similar painting from Kenya, so now I have a pair and my office will look oh-so-funky.

From there I moved on to funky purses. First I sewed one for each of the girls. (Do you have any idea how hard it is to get my eldest to appear in a group shot with her sisters? I had to guilt her into it... "Mommy worked hard on your purse, the least you can do is pose for a picture." Yes, I'm not above a little manipulation when necessary.)
By the end of the weekend, I'd made five of them.
Since she is one of my oldest blog friends and a loyal commenter (this is no fairweather friend, I tell ya), plus I kinda promised her one a long, LONG time ago, this blue bag is on its way to Gina in California.
But since I was on a roll, I made an extra one and it's up for grabs. Anybody want it? If so, leave a comment and I'll raffle it off to some lucky winner. If you look closely, it's got funky beaded trim at the bottom of the pocket. Plus it has an inside pocket. The strap is long enough to wear it across the chest like a messenger bag. Go ahead - you know you wa-ant it!

18 comments:

Whippersnapper said...

Ooooh, me! Me! Me! Put my name in the raffle bag TWICE! (Or I'll post some "pictures" of you on my blog. Oh, you know the ones I mean...!!)

melissa said...

Those are some cool bags chica! Put my name in the raffle! My son gives me that look in pictures too, btw. I'm just waiting for it to happen to my daughter.

Karmyn R said...

I'm duly impressed! Beautiful work. Put me in for the raffle - I'd love to have it!

karla said...

Do I see an ebay side business in the cards for your near future?

Add me to the raffle please. That is the perfect sort of purse to carry around with a baby in your arms. My current purse does not fit over my shoulders and it's a total nuisance when it slips off.

Michele said...

i'm pretty sure that pink bag belongs to me.
and you wouldn't even need to mail it. i have a pick up and delivery service right to your door.

ccap said...

Not being a fan of pink I'll have to pass on that one. But, I did have a thought: What about all those birthday parties Julie has this month? Shoulda made a few more

Joyce said...

oh, I like. But I have so many plans and ideas of my own. Now, If only I could find the time....
beautiful daughters.

ccap said...

Someday Nikki is going to look back on these photos where she's giving attitude and just think "oh, honey, relax!" about herself.

Lucia said...

Cool! Am I entered? Am I entered?

Gina said...

OMG! That purse is so awesome! I am so excited! The color and pattern are beautiful! Wheeeeee!

Sorry, I'm not trying to rub it in, but it was so funny that you remembered about the purse at all!

Thank you!

Linda said...

I just got a pedicure and the colour of my toenails would match the blue/purple on that bag PERFECTLY. Is that a good enough reason for my name to be included?

Hope said...

I love when the sewing bug hits! these are great heather....very funky and fun.I can read the expression on your daughter's face...."hurry up and take the shot for crying out loud!" I wish I was as good a blog pal as gina... how does that woman do it?I'm gonna pass on the raffle as there isn't a pink thing in my wardrobe other than polar fleece pj's.... now in blue or brown, I'd be sweetening the pot with a donation to your cause.( One was made by the way last Tuesday)

Liz said...

As you know, we have a very girly household here as well so if I'm not too late, add me to the raffle? Thanks!!

I never learned how to sew so I don't know about that particular bug, but I do know from other bugs that if it hits you, you have no choice but to go with it!

Stephanie said...

I was just looking online at purses today, thinking that I needed a new one (and also thinking, "Maybe I should learn to sew handbags!"). What fabulous ones you made, and I'd love to see if I could win it. If not, however, I suppose I'll just have to learn how to sew handbags!

Your girls look oh-so-hip with their new purses.

Pamela said...

it looks like a persian pickle pattern! woo hoo.. I'm in the raffle?

Hazel said...

OOOOOH! Pick me! Pick me! (been a long time since I've said that)

Whippersnapper said...

When is the draw?? I keep checking back. I haven't won anything in SO long...

Gina said...

Heather, please let me pay you for shipping!