I spent a goodly amount of my time this week either in meetings or working on that Uptown Girl Purse. I really love the thing!
Go to Nina Marie's Creations to see some people who really did some great leaps on their pieces. Check them out!
I used some of the vintage houndstooth fabric from Cousin Karen's mom, Aunt Evelyn. And it is incredible! The pattern is from McCalls Quilting Nov/Dec 2010 Magazine. I found a black leather purse at the Purple Cow Resale Shop for $1 and used the handles and strap for that. In the bottom I put two pieces of foam board in a sleeve. They did not add pockets, and I think if I did this again, I would add some pockets.
Anne, I can show you how to put pockets in the lining, easy and very convenient to have in there.
The pleats made the outside look like a schoolgirl skirt! Too funny! They were easy to create. Not a lot of trouble, I don't like stuff with trouble. I get into enough trouble on my own. Like, when I was making the sleeve for the foam board, I put one piece in and promptly dropped into the dog's water bowl that they never drink out of (they prefer the toilet). And everything was pretty wet for a while.
I recommend it if you want a classy tote for your classy quilting stuff.
The Nude Dog Walker did not get much play this week. But I did find a nice pencil that erases with a fabric eraser to draw in the quilting lines. It is a graphite marking pencil by Dritz and the eraser is sort of like those gum erasers we used in grammar school.
I plan on working on it a bit today since the weather took a turn for the cold. We woke to 42 degrees this morning!
In May? In South Louisiana? Really? That Nude there is just about shivering!