I wanted to have something to share today since this time next week my sewing machine will be packed for shipment back to the States. I realized last night that I hadn't done any sewing at all this week, so I came up with an idea and got right to work this morning. My flow was briefly -- and happily -- interrupted when I took a break to resume our study of Deuteronomy and Ephesians with the children, then moved on to meet Craig for lunch at our favorite pizza shop. I got right back to sewing when we returned, as we watched a really great movie together. (By the way, I'm not one to give movie recommendations, so it's a big deal that I've included this.)
I've made this purse twice before, using this tutorial. I had an idea to make it again using the scrappy strips technique from here.
On my first time using the tutorial, I used an elastic closure with a button. The second time, I left it completely open. This time, I wanted to try a partial zipper with the ends open. I probably should have made the zipper a little longer, but it was a fun attempt, anyway.
While shopping for gifts to take back to friends and family in the States, I came across some locally-made zipper pulls. They each cost the equivalent of $1.86, so I bought several.
I'll be so disappointed not to be able to participate next week, but I look forward to being able to join everyone again for Amy's Sew & Tell Fridays once we get settled back in the good ol' US of A! It won't be long now...
Have a marvelous weekend, everyone!