Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'm Gonna Be A Bag Lady

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:   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.  I received a fat eighths bundle this week, and it is lovely, lovely fabric. 



LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. Hmmm. Lost my photos.

  2. This sounds like a fun project. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

  3. Challenges are always fun! Can't wait to see your entry!

  4. How fun! I'd love to try and make a handbag one of these days. I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with :).

  5. Good Luck! I am sure you will do great!

  6. How fun this looks! Good luck. YOU CAN DO IT!!! This is a great idea. I'll be following this because I love purses, especially handmade.