2 hours ago
Thursday, 23 June 2011
a new obsession
The truly amazing and winner of the nicest person you could ever meet 1st place ribbon, Jennifer Paganelli, sent me some of her laminated cotton fabric to have a play with. I'd been thinking a bag to haul around groceries or to take to the beach would be cool...but I really wanted to make something really cool, you know? I also really really wanted to try making a purse with a frame because they look tricky but fun.
I used the easy peasy purse pattern by Lisa Lam (who, let me tell you, is awesome) and guess what? It's easy peasy! I'm doing a full on proper review on the Fat Quarterly blog in a couple of weeks (with a giveaway) but my brief review is this - easy peasy purse = 1 hour of your life. That's it. No hair pulling, no teeth grinding, not even a cuss word (and I've been known to be pretty free and easy with those mamas). The only cussing I did was when I stood back and admired my awesomeness in purse form and it was a good cuss.
In fact, it was so easy peasy I made 3. And now I'm itching for more. Christmas and birthdays are sorted forever - an hour a gift? Move over quilts, there's a new standard in the Monkey House.
These ones are hungry, look at their wide open baby bird mouths... 'squawk squawk squawk!'
So, because you'll ask -
::Amy Butler soul blossoms
::Jennifer Paganelli Sis Boom laminate (honey child)
Amy Butler laminate (Love) - that's the lining for the Sis Boom purse
::Echino spring 2011 collection (the latest stuff, basically!)
Lizzy House 1001 peeps (green bracelet print)
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