Friday, September 23, 2011

Our dear friend, Julie, offered to take our dog for the weekend recently and we were so grateful because there is no one to send her off with at the moment.  So when Julie voluntarily offered to take Squeaky if we ever needed a sitter, we took her up on her offer.  As a thanks to her, I made this little bag.  Julie loves batiks - has a home full of wall hangings that she's made from gorgeous batiks that she's collected.  So, I thought I would gather my scraps and put together one in blues.  She visits Hawaii often and this might remind her of the islands.

This is the button ornament on the flap that folds over from the back side.  This button collage goes back to the day when we were all hot gluing stuff to stuff.  This is one big button, but guess it didn't get chosen once all the others were added.  It looks very good with the little blue button I plunked on top to hold it to the flap.  Its weight makes the flap to stay put once it's folded over the top of the purse. 

If Julie checks out my blog before she gets this little bag, then the surprise will be discovered!  I wonder if she ever goes blog surfing?  If so, well, then, surprise Julie!  Enjoy!


Kim's Crafty Apple said...

LOVE this bag! so so adorable!

cynthia said...

Do you have a pattern for this that you are willing to share, or did you just wing it off the other UK bag you were talking about? Thank you!

WayMooreFunQuilting said...

I winged it like you guessed. I gathered a bunch of strips and started sewing them next to a foundation triangle and continued sewing until I had the size I wanted-about 6"x8"

WayMooreFunQuilting said... is where this pattern can be found.