I have finished my handbag. It took about 1.5 yards of fabric and 3+ spools of thread and about 50 yards of clothesline, but I got it done.
The leather handles were purchased at Black Sheep yarn shop in California, but you can buy them online at places like this. I have had them since October, but the purse I was knitting, just hasn't progressed as quickly as I had hoped, so I took them to JoAnn's and found some cotton fabric that I really liked. I even made a pocket for the inside. I am quite happy with the end result. Check out this version.
The holiday weekend is almost upon us, so I had the hubby run me by Michael's to get some front door decor appropriate for July 4th, but everything was kinda of cheezy. So I grabbed a grapevine wreath, some red and white silk flowers, a spool of ribbon and came up with this....
I guess I'd better show you a close up version, but first promise me you won't gasp at how squirrelly my brickwork looks. That's another story for another day. Anyway here is another look at it.
I have no qualms about mixing faux "silver dollars" with big old red mums. What ever has the right colors is what I'm looking for. Anywho, I like for things to be a bit kicky.
We did decide on a name for the kitty, but I'm going to make you wait for the next post for that.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and remember to stop and think about what living in a free country means to you. Think about all the brave men and women, past and present, in your family and in mine, who fought so gallantly, so we could all live in this wonderful country.
Let freedom ring!