Thursday, November 18, 2010

Petit Point and Corduroy

I do have a lot of enjoyment from making purses. But since I always make a challenge for myself, they sometimes take longer than I expect. This one did. As I go along the path of constructing a purse, I find that I don't have all the supplies that I think I need. This time, I found that I did not have the small magnetic snaps that I wanted (and needed) to use for the petit point pockets (there is one on each side of the purse). So I had to order them. While I waited, I made the Gypsy purse. And then, I needed to make a Halloween cloak.
Then I couldn't find the chartreuse zipper for the opening and I had to dye that. Of course, since I enjoy all these interruptions, it fits in with the master plan. Well, it is now altogether and I am happy with the outcome. This is the last of the petit point fabric that I stumbled upon.
I have lined inside with chartreuse Satin and there is a small petit point pocket, as well as two Satin pockets. The straps are braided fabric cording.
It measure 14" across and 11" high.


patrice said...

Is this that lightweight fabric that is really soft?
I like the paths that a project will take you on from start to finish. It certainly isn't a straight line.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

This is another beauty in style and color. I like going for a creative ride...why just move straight when the real joy comes from discovery and challenge.
I'm taking a break on blogging but not from your site or Patrice.

Pat said...

Hi Patrice, The corduroy is really upholstery fabric but it is so soft that I keep wanting to touch it.

Pat said...

Hi MaryAnn,
I sure do appreciate the comments that you leave. The challenge and the joy is a gift that keeps on giving, isn't it?

Phyllis said...

Such a beautiful bag and colors. I love the petit point. Sometimes projects take way too long, and then I lose interest. Looks like your patience and diligence have served you well.

Phyllis said...

I just looked at your shop. Wonderful!! I sent you an email awhile back, about ten days ago, about a comment that you left on my blog, but it was returned undeliverable. I am wondering if you have changed your email address. I will be back to visit your shop soon. So glad you are doing this. You have such talent for these beautiful things.