Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Purse

My beloved old purse (which my Mom brought me from Peru) has died.  The strap came loose, and even after I restitched it, other seams in the bottom started to go.  So it was time to make a new one.

This is the interior pocket

This is the external pocket

 I also had an old back pack that fell apart about the same time.  So a took the zippers, straps, and buckles from that to add to my purse. The fabric all came from my fabric bin.  I didn't really like the drawstring closure on the original purse, so I put a zipper in the new one, and made the front pocket bigger.  The bottom is made from vinyl so I don't have to worry so much about where I set it down--I can just wipe if off.
And here is the finished purse. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Belize 2012

My husband and I went to Belize last week.  It was an amazing trip.  I chronicled it all in a journal, which I translated to my computer, complete with photos and all.  But I couldn't figure out how to transfer all the work I did from the Word document to the blog--and didn't want to insert all the photos all over.  So I published it as a PDF and it is available HERE.