Thanks so much
to all who have commented or emailed me
about the sunflower purse!
...it will be a full-size pattern, with leaf template too ~
I think I will go with a long shoulder strap
to wear across the chest so the purse rests on my hip…
I'll make it from the same linen as the backing/lining too ~ just simple and coordinating.
as I was thinking about the strap,
I kept looking at the sunflower and thought it needed 'something' ~
so I whipped-up this honeybee pin.
he is needle felted hand dyed wool roving….
he's a big guy,
reminds me of our huge Bell's Hornets that we have here in our woods!
I think he adds to the purse, don't you?
so after I decided that I would indeed make that long shoulder strap from the linen,
I was then pondering what to use to attach the strap to the purse….
I collect many things and so one item came to mind…
but I thought I only had one of them ~
to my pleasant surprise, I indeed had a pair:
Antique Cut Steel Shoe Buckles!!
aren't they beautiful?
and they already have small holes drilled in them
...for my sewing needle & thread to pass through…
I'll use one on each side,
and connect the strap to them….
I will be sure to share snaps when I'm finished completely :)
Today will be spent processing orders and shipping them,
then onto banking and a run to the market…
at least the sun is shining and our 8" of white-stuff has melted away!
(that's one good thing about Virginia snow storms: they don't last that long)
the rest of this week and next
I will be busy preparing for the
so the shop will be CLOSED on
April 4th & 5th…
...we will be open here this Saturday :)
Have a *Sparkling* day my Friends!
* Blessed be *