The idea came when I feel in love (and brought home) a "new friend" from the Coach outlet. It was impossible to resist a 80% discount on a leather designer purse, and donating money to the race for the cure at the same time.
A couple of days ago I cut the basic piece a for a mockup bag to figure out if I was even going to be able to pull this off. I also didn't want to start cutting that gorgeous chocolate damask and see it end up in an epic fail due to lack of preparation.
It was a good thing I did... Believe me I got very attached to my seam ripper on this one. VERY. Long story short, after an epic fight to finish it on time, and some hesitation on the button style for the closure it's DONE ! And I love it... now I have to get my hubby to take me out on a date so I can show it off.
That fabric is delicious! Gorgeous job. :)ReplyDelete
this is beautiful! i'm your newest follower. i'd love for you to join us at A Carfty Soiree... linky party every Thursday at www.yesterdayontuesday.comReplyDelete
What a great inspiration piece. Yours turned out so lovely. Have fun on your night on the town.ReplyDelete
How sweet! And we say something like this at our house, especially when it comes to Coach purses and Coach Outlet...:You'd be crazy NOT to buy it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie!
I hope to see you next week!
What can I say... I have a soft spot for handbags. Thank you ladies for your wonderful compliments. Certainly hoping for a great date to show off my new friend !ReplyDelete
Wow! That fabric is amazing and I love what you did with it! A purse?!? Really! Amazing.ReplyDelete
That is gorgeous! You really need your hubby to take you some place fancy to show it off.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous - very elegant.ReplyDelete
I'm loving the pearl strand shoulder strap!ReplyDelete
Oh my -- how gorgeous. I absolutely love it. The fabric is so pretty and elegant and the pearls add just the perfect touch.ReplyDelete
This is my first visit to your blog and I'm really impressed with your creativity. You seem to know how to do so many different things. The proof is in the fact that crafting has taken over your basement...I know that feeling (haha).
I look forward to following you and I invite you to do likewise.
@ Jocelyn : still working at that date thing. Between finding the right day in a busy schedule and finding a babysitter, I might not be able until next week.ReplyDelete
@ Melissa: the fabric is a big part of it
@ Kat : I was going to do a fabric strap, then at the last minute I realized it would just be too "busy" , thankfully after the stashbusting challenge I knew I had those stands of perls that were the perfect finish touch
@ Jan: welcome on board, what is a great compliment to get spotted someone like you. I love your Interior design eye!
That's a gorgeous purse, love the fabric so detailed and pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Hope you'll join us at the lastest one, that begins tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Your purse turned out gorgeous I love it! Thanks for linking up to Your So Very Creative!ReplyDelete
Amazing! And of course you know I love the name of this bag as much as the bag itself. Thanks for linking up to my Open House :)ReplyDelete
Cute! Cute! Cute!ReplyDelete
Cute! Cute! Cute!ReplyDelete