Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gift Making

I just couldn't help myself. When Sue showed a new handbag she had made in a fabulous fabric line here, I knew I just had to have one. Of course when I whined to her about wanting one too, she didn't pick up on my hint to make one for me (tee hee), so I decided I'd make my own. I made two actually. They are shown in the photos below, along with some mini padfolios that I've made for Christmas gifts. These are what I've been busy with the last few days.

That green and black batik flower fabric that you see across the top band of both purses was a perfect match for the fabrics in the handbags. I had received that from a friend quite some time ago and hadn't used much of it. This was the perfect project for it. I'm hoping to make matching purse accessories for both handbags over the next few days, probably after the holiday. One of these handbags will be for me as I really need a new one. The other will be a gift.

I want to wish all of you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. I hope you are able to celebrate with health, family, and love! Today I'll be starting my preparations. I'll make a pecan pie and get the bread all cut up for the stuffing. Both my husband and I come from a traditional Thanksgiving background with the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, and other assorted goodies. I'll be having round one this evening with my in-laws. Better get out the comfy pants.


  1. Great bags, Terri! I wish I had started my holiday sewing! Not yet...(groan!)

    I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, too.

  2. Nice, nice, nice!

    Happy T'day too!

    (. . . only wear the waistband pants so you truly know when to stop eating!)

  3. Very cute Terri.. Love the authentic fabric line. Those padfolios are a great gift idea as well.

  4. These are terrific, Terri -- are patterns available for the padfolios? What great gifts!


  5. Wonderful bags, Terri! Happy Thanksgiving. :D

  6. Terrific handbags and cute mini pad-folios!!!! Are you sharing your mini pattern?????

    You do such fantastic work, just love seeing it all.

    Love ya.
    auntie jude

  7. Terrific bags Terri! You are so organised (or does it just seem that way???).

    I had better get off looking at my favourite blogs and start preparing work on my Christmas gift list.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. These are great! How lucky the ones who get one of your gifts! And congratulations on your upcoming 12x12 Lark book!

  9. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! And your recent work is lovely--you've been busy, busy with creating!! I love the colors and design of the handbags and padfolios--they're fantastic.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with next.


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