Monday, June 27, 2005


This a cigar box purse that I made about 3 months ago. The front is a copy of a vintage apron pattern my mom gave me and not shown but on the back of the purse is a copy of the back of the pattern. I decoupauged pattern tissue from a thrifted 80's big shoulder padded jumpsuit on the sides. It didn't hurt my feelings to use the tissue of an ugly outfit and you can't tell that it is not from this pattern unless you are a pattern expert and would know that this pattern doesn't have print on it. It's just for the effect. The trim and the handle are actually grosgrain ribbon meant for scrapbooking. I bought it because I loved that it was black and white and had a stitching down the middle. I didn't even know what i was going to use it for. But here it is! I think it works well with the theme of the purse also! This was made during one of the Dixie Doll's meetings.
I decided to put this up due to the "Tie one on" apron deadline is Thursday. I have my apron finished and will post it soon!


Unknown said...

That is one cute purse! I love it!

Anonymous said...

I work with your mother and she told me i just had to view your web site. I did and it is very unique. I love the "Home on the Range Apron". It is sooo cute. I also like the "Getting there is half the fun" section. It is neat to see all of the different places out there to stay that are vintage.

By the way your mom always has a funny or cute story to tell me about yall. She talks about yall all the time. I used to work on night shift with her, but have switched to days now. She was my "preceptor" to nursing about 2 years ago and i know she would be a cool mom--I told her that a lot! I envy the both of you for being so outgoing and creative. Thanks