I bought a pattern for the SWEET AND SASSY PLEATED HANDBAG last year from artsy-craft babe on etsy. Thus far I have made one of these for my Mom and my MIL. I adore this pattern. It is easy and well written. It also makes for a fabulous bag at the end. I need to make one for myself.
Well mom had hers since November and asked me for something more summery. I gave her some fabric swatch choices and she picked some lovely fabric from Heather Bailey's Pop Garden Collection. I pulled out some extra red fabric I already hand in my stash and whipped this up. I really like how it came out and I'm sure mom will be happy with her new purse. Now it is on to the three (yes three) nursing civers I am making for pregnant friends (with matching burp cloths) and the I Love Lucy Apron swap I entered. Ahhh. the joys of project sewing! I already recieved my apron fabric and picked what style I'll be making. I hope my partner will enjoy it!