With Valentine's Day occurring tomorrow, and our being invited to our friends' (for what appears to be an annual event) I thought I just might whip me up a sweetheart of a purse.
Well, I had good intentions anyway.
I was once again perusing the Freebies for Crafters site (I've been living there these days) and I saw this cute little wristlet. Actually the basis for this wristlet is identical to the little zippered wallets I make but they just make it a little bigger and add a strap.
This is where I don't get my gold medal because I didn't refer back to the exact measurements, and you can see for yourself that the zipper should be sitting higher.
Poor Betty Boop looks a bit too boxy!!!
Needless to say, she'll be spending Valentine's Day at home.
Her back view.
This has been such a hellish week in The Big City with all the snow that's just lying everywhere, and I had no desire to spend hours in traffic just to get to JoAnn's, so this was the only fabric in my stash that was even remotely Valentine's Dayish.
I'll hang on to her for awhile but I just don't see her hitting the town with me anytime soon.
I was feeling a little disappointed and then I spotted these scraps left over from my Belle Bag.
See the zipper in the bottom of the picture? A couple of years ago I ripped it out of a Salvation Army purse that I'd bought for its hardware and it's been dying to be used ever since.
It was a perfect match so I tore the rest of the old lining off and put it to new use.
So here is my finished little wallet. I'm so glad I saved that zipper!
The back is ever so cheerful!
See how well the zipper matches the interior?
I'm loving my 'matchy matchy' bag and wallet!!!
And let's not forget my orange flower Scrabble pendant from Home Studio.
And even if I don't deserve a gold medal, I'd love an honorable mention award!!