In the meantime, enjoy these pics of my new purse which I made this past weekend. I am totally, 100%, head-over-heels in love with this red fabric - it's from the Flight of Fancy line by Paula Prass (who once upon a time actually left a comment here, on my blog - imagine - l'il old me!). She just came out with a gorgeous new line, and many shops are no longer carrying the old line - and I'm so upset about it. I'm going to have to buy an entire bolt of this gorgeous fabric once my sister and I get our wholesale license before it's all gone!! The turquoise fabric is from Lila Tueller's Soiree line - also beautiful. I just LOVE these colors together - something about them just makes me so happy!!
And the buttons - oh, the buttons - can I just tell you how thrilled I was to be able to use them??? They are from a plentiful stash of buttons my grandmother gifted me with when we visited her farm in Illinois on our roadtrip in June. She had oh-so-casually inquired of me, "Would you have any interest in having some buttons?" WOULD I????? Um, let me stop jumping up and down, and say thank you.
Oh, and the flower - it was SO easy to make! (I know - it looks hard - but really, I promise, it wasn't!) My sister found THIS tutorial, which is on an adorable blog, by the way - I need to add her to my blog list for creative inspiration. Super easy and super cute. I actually just safety-pinned the button to the purse, so that I can remove it in case I
want to need to wash it.
And...remember how I mentioned that my sister and I will be opening a business? Watch for MORE of these purses...perhaps there will be one in YOUR favorite colors popping up soon!