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Friday, November 9, 2012

Sew Sew Fun!

 
It all started with a swap that I joined to sew a simple drawstring bag.  So out came the sewing machine (which is 25 years old) and I made a trip to JoAnn's  got started.  After getting that nasty tension adjusted just right and getting the thread fed through the correct places I began to get the feel of this sewing thing again and started having a blast! The drawstring bag never happened because I got this idea that making a purse would be nicer and more useful, so I made a lining and handles and sewed the whole thing together.   I realized that I was having so much fun and I really enjoyed this sewing thing - it was nothing like Mrs. Fisher's 8th grade Home Economics class!

My girlfriend Lorraine was having a birthday tea and this was what I wanted to create for her.  She loves kitties and I found this cute graphic of a girl holding a kitty.  I added a french graphic background and printed it out on fabric. I stitched it on my bag with some vintage doilies and parts of a vintage tablecloth and voila! Happy Birthday Lorraine, I hope you enjoy your little purse as much as I enjoyed creating it for you.

And thank you Mrs. Fisher - you really must have actually taught me how to sew!

Linking with Pink Saturday.

17 comments:

LV said...

When someone takes the time to personally make you something, it just has more meaning. Your bag turned out great and I am sure it was appreciated.

Kay Ellen said...

Oh this is so pretty Marti!!
i just love it:))
Happy PS!!

Kay Ellen

Carol at Serendipity said...

Marti,
Your paper art is just amazing. I took a few moments to look at your blog! Love the pocketbook. My Home Ec experience was not pleasant but a dear friend "taught"me to sew and now I do.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Carol

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

woow,,that´s a great job :)
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Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh my, that is beautiful, she will be thrilled !
Someday I hope to get to my sewing machine, have to find somewhere to put all the stuff in the way :)

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JoAnne said...

Lucky Lorraine...it's beautiful Marti!

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

I'm very happy thanks to you to discover your blog, your sweet MA creations, and your love for my country. Love very much your work.
We had just a storm here in PARIS, and my poor cute little poodle was in the garden forgotten by my husband ! alright just a few minutes, but she was very very wet !
i4M HAPPY TO BE YOUR NEWER FOLLOWER;
xoxo from PARIS
Joëlle

Ira Huberts said...

Gosh, this is so extremely pretty Marti! Really love all those fine laces and how altered your bag, so refined!!
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Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Marti. Your bag is beautiful I love all the details. Have a great weekend. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Olivia said...

Oh my goodness I adore your creations!!! Do you sell these anywhere? xo
Olivia

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

You are very talented. I love that you took the time for a special someone. Great friends like you make our world a place where smiles still exist. Thx for sharing

HPS

ML

sandra said...

So pretty and perfect for Lorraine!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Precious image you found, Marti, I cannot imagine your friend being anything less than thrilled when she opened her gift.
enJOY a lovely week,
Kimberly

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Love your purse so so much ! My next altered book is about cats...
xoxo from PARIS by night
Joëlle

Connie said...

I think you may have just found one of your God giving gifts. This is so cute.
I hated Home Economics and use to seek my projects home and Mom would help me with them. Later I too found a new love for sewing.

I am your newest follower and I'm looking forward to seeing your next project. This purse is adorable . . . in fact, it is perfect A+. I am sure that your friend was overjoyed to receive it.
Come on over and visit, my welcome mat is always out:)
Your newest blogging sister, Connie

Bella said...

Hi Marti,
Your bag is adorable, What a great gift for a lucky friend!
Hugs,
Bella

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous!

My PINK Candelabra
Hope you'd come and see. Have a blessed Sunday!