I've been managing to find a little more time to play in the studio lately. One of the things I really wanted to get done was a cute purse to take with me to Round Top, as I knew that every where I looked all you creative gals would be running around with fabulous handmade things. While at a quilt show earlier in the year, I saw several adorable rag quilts and purses and I knew I had to make one. Instead of using the quilting fabric that is usually used, I used scraps of fabrics I had around the house. The main part of it used to be a bed coverlet. I also used linen, burlap, cotton duck and white denim. I'm working on a tutorial, so I will share that with you soon.
One of the sweetest gals I met at Round Top is Riki Schumaker. She is terrific jewelry artist. She saw my bag and asked if I was interested in doing a trade. She wanted a little change apron for when she does her jewelry shows, and I wanted a piece of her jewelry. I came home with a necklace, and made her this apron. I am really happy with the came out, and I'm thinking I need another purse in some slightly darker colors!!!