I hope everyone had a really great day yesterday and are enjoying leftovers today. I like that “next-day sandwich” made like a Bobbie from Capriotti’s! But hopefully all the leftovers will be gone by tonight, because by tomorrow I will be so over it.
I know I said I wouldn’t do it, but I did anyway – I ventured out on Black Friday to Jo-Ann’s. I found the beads and charms I need to finish off the Hippie Bag-
The little peace charms look gold in the picture, but are actually silver. I loved the button – going to put it on the strap with a couple of strings of beads. That will be finished up tonight- pictures tomorrow.
Ok, so after the turkey yesterday, I ironed and narrowed down my fabric choices. Of the five pieces I originally pulled out, I am at only two of them now. They are both from The Alexander Henry Fabric Collection, one is called “tsuk kanji” and the other is “rooster’s tale” and both are dated 2002. I really like the roosters- in Chinese astrology I am a rooster, so it’s fitting!
The pattern piece for the front and back is just the right size for me to fussy cut the roosters out. Not exactly what I had in mind, and I’m sad the dragons have to go back into their lair for awhile. I will have to find a project just for them soon.
I was left a little perplexed as to what to do about the piece that fits above the front and back pieces – it’s a strip that will only be about 12.5” X 3” finished, so I thought maybe I could add a little pop. I have the most beautiful jacket I bought at a thrift store for only $3 – it has a tag that says it is a Charlotte Ford II Design, red satin with a stunning Chinese or Indian floral design. I bought it for the express purpose of cutting it up. But I just couldn’t bear cutting into it. I may have to put it up for sale on an auction site. As I was putting it back in the drawer, another flash of red got my attention.
It was a piece of polyester brocade that I have had just about forever. The picture doesn’t do it justice. The red is so vivid with a design of golden cherry blossom branches. Gorgeous!
I will just have to be really careful with the edges and over cast it well. It should provide a lovely bit of color to the purse.
So that is where I am. Tomorrow I will be sewing, because this is Day 4 I have not turned on the sewing machine. I will just get my buzz on with the beads and charms for the rest of today!