Nellie"s Needles

Friday, April 15, 2011

Purses - A New Project

During my absence from Blogland, I was getting ready for the annual  ten day visit to Tennessee of my friend, Alicia.  And then, it was a whirl of activities and fun with her ... a day in the mountains, pedicures, shopping, two parties, and a new project ... purses.  Here are the first ones we made.
Alicia's Purse
Nellie's Purse

These are small wall hangings that measure about 12" x 11".  The background as well as the purse materials are interior decorator fabric samples.  We spent the better part of one day outside taking a bunch of fabric books apart so we could more easily mix and match our choices.  The purses are decorated with buttons and trims from my stash of "stuff".

I want to title my pieces.  So far, the only thing I can think of for this one is "Going Green".  I'm open for suggestions.  So if you have one, please leave it in a comment.

During this next week, I'll post photos each day of the rest of the purse wall hangings we each created.


Susan Sawatzky said...

"Silk purse/Sow's ear?"
Privy purses
purse to purse
pursuant to
parsing purses

Heather said...

Your purses are very smart and a great way of using up small pieces of fabric. That's a super stash you have there Nellie. My mind is a blank this morning and I can't come up with any useful titles.

Debra Spincic said...

Clever idea!

I like giving each piece the name of a person like you've done--makes them more personal.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

My daughter is an interior decorator and while visiting her I helped to redo some of her books of fabric samples. I asked to have the ones she was getting rid of with no idea what to use them for. Seeing this blog with your idea gave me an idea too. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

That's an enormous pile of stuff/stash you've got there. I'm more than a bit envious :)