30 days hath September, and that's how long I have to complete one (or maybe 2) handbags for the 2011 Purse Week contest hosted by A Lemon Squeezy Home's blog: http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/2011/08/purse-week.html So, for September, I will refer to myself as "the bag lady."
If you click on the link above (or on the linky button on the lower right hand section of my blog), you will find the rules and some incredible photographs of the 2010 winning entries. Sewn purses or clutches (not wallets or backpacks) made after June 1, 2011, are eligible. It's permissible to use a pattern or tutorial as long as you give credit to the designer.
I know what I'm making, but it's a secret until I've posted my entry photos (in LATE September). I have plans for two bags, but I may be lucky to finish one. Two hints: linen and embroidery.
I have another small linen project in the works – more on that later this week (hopefully). I found an Etsy seller, Unique Shiny, who offers fat eighths and fat quarter assortments of high quality linen fabrics. http://www.etsy.com/shop/UniqueShiny. I received a fat eighths bundle this week, and it is lovely, lovely fabric.
LeAnn aka pasqueflower