New Purse (take 2)

January 31st, 2011 2 Comments

A couple posts back I talked about how I had made myself a new purse with some fabric that I had tie-dyed. I love the idea of the purse, the general pattern, but I thought it was too big and bulky for my every day needs. Basically, I just wasn’t in love with the purse. So, what’s a girl to do when she is unhappy with her purse? Why, make a new one, of course!
I decided to “fake join” a purse swap on Craftster (it’s a “fake swap” craft-along). So, first things first, I bought a pattern from etsy and got to work.
Here’s the outside. There is a large pocket on the front, perfect for my cell phone. The top zippers closed.

And the lining! Now I can carry the music with me! This side has 6 credit card pockets and a zippered pocket. The other side has 2 standard pockets.

And what’s inside the zippered pocket, you ask?

Rainbows!! This pocket makes me ridiculously happy!

Now for the “swap” we are supposed to make or buy 5 items to go inside the purse. 2 of those items must be handmade. I decided I needed a new wallet. The one I was carrying before was large enough to be a purse all on it’s own, and I wanted something small and cute. I followed Babyangel’s tutorial for a wallet and came up with this…

I have a zipper pocket for change, 2 credit card pockets and a larger pocket for cash or receipts or whatever. This is really all I need in a wallet. I only need to carry my credit card and ID. The other cards (insurance cards, gift cards, business cards, etc) will be getting their own pouch. Possibly 2 or 3. I’m still debating on fabrics, though.

With 2 kids, it’s important for me to carry tissues, so I made a cute tissue cozy for my travel pack of tissue.

I just love this fabric. I got it in a swap over on Craftster.

So let’s see… I have a wallet, a tissue cozy, I’m going to make a business card wallet, and I bought a tiny brush (for those days my daughter forgets to brush her hair before we leave the house). That leaves 1 item to make or buy. I will probably just buy something. The purse isn’t all that big and I’m not sure what else I can cram in there. Maybe a little notebook! I’m always in need of paper to write things down. Yeah, I’m gonna go with that.

Well, that’s enough babbling. I really should go work on a resume. I am wonderfully proficient at procrastinating.

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>love the wallet. I mean, the rest is nice, but the wallet… great. 😀

>Thanks! I'm glad you like the wallet; I like it too! I love the size, the fabric pattern (it started it's life as a bedsheet) and I worked hard to make sure those stripes matched up 🙂