Monday, April 14, 2008

Finally A New Post!

I am soooo excited! I started a new project Sunday & finished it tonight. I decided I wanted to make a purse with my art work. Well there was only 2 small problems, 1) I didn't have a sewing machine, 2) I haven't sewn anything in about 5-6 years! So I went shopping (as any good woman would do) & I found a sewing machine. Not very expensive, a Singer touch & sew. Next I came home & got busy, but let me tell you I had to rip out seams more than once, it was like my brain had forgotten how to put this thing together. I got about 1/2 of the purse made on Sunday, but with a lot of frustrations! Then I came home from work today, started working on the purse & it just all came together! And I love the outcome. Sorry I only have one photo, will try & take more photos tomorrow. I just wanted to get it posted! I want to make several more purses, but would like to know what all my blog friends think??? Do you like??? Let me know. Hugs to you all***Renea

17 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

How cool is this!!!! I love it!!! Makes me want to make a purse with birds and eggs too....Your artwork looks beautiful on it and you can carry it around and advertise... I just love it, such a great idea! xxoo, Dawn

anniebeez said...

Love it Renea-ao creative! Sewing is one of those things that can get rusty, but the more you sew the better it goes. Congrats on a new machine-what fun!

Susan said...

I think it looks great. I think that sewing is like bicycle riding, you never really forget how to do it, but it take practice and time to get good at it again. I am dealing with that and I have a "new-fangled futuristic" machine. Your purse makes me want to sew more. Yikes, how do we decide what project to do next????

Carmen said...

Wow! Look at you go! Your purse is fantastic and what a fun way to show off your art!!! Love it!

xo,

Carmen

Janet said...

Yes, I like!! What a cool idea. I hope you do show more photos and maybe tell how you did it. I'm so basic when it comes to sewing. I can do plain things but nothing too detailed.

Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

Thanks for the warm welcome! I just love the purse! You are so creative. See you soon.

Faith

carolyn said...

Hi Renae~
WOW! What a creative purse you made! It looks like something that would be found in a high-end boutique.
I like how you addressed the problem (no sewing machine) and solved it (bought the sewing machine).
LOL My kind of thinking!

Carolyn :-)

Deborah said...

Very cute Renea! I most certainly could not have done it. Your new machine - do you love it? I haven't sewn in thirty years and I want to get a machine to start again - something easy for this old lady.

Hugs,
Deborah

Funky Art Queen said...

I love it but I have to tell your blog friends that it is so beautiful and original in person. I am sorry, I did not call yesterday afternoon to come and see the finished product, I fizzled out early and drove to Big Spring. Hugs sweetie. Great work.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I think it's fab you lous !

You did a great job... I have a new machine (umm got it last year LOL) and haven't even fired it up yet. You made me want to get busy....

LW said...

I love this idea!
the purse came out great..

A New Machine how wonderful!

Louise

annas dreams blog said...

Wow what a lovely idea!!!, and great work, Congratulations its awesome, looks great!!

Sharon said...

Renea you did a great job on the purse. When projects don't go well it's sometimes just better to walk away and pick where you left off. Love your art!

Counting Your Blessings said...

It's pretty cool!! I know what you mean about forgeting how to sew. I experience that often =) Have a great weekend. Blessings... Polly

Jenn said...

yippeeee! A new sewing machine and a suuuuper cool purse! I love it Renae! So creative and original!! Happy weekend:) xo..jenn

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

I like! I like! no, I LOVE!!!! Art on, Monica :)

Shelly said...

Hey Sista,

I'm so glad ya'll got to come down this weekend. Roy and I really had a great time with everyone. I wish ya'll could have stayed longer...Roy started a fire for the boys sunday nite and we roasted marshmellows and smores. I think the boys really enjoyed it. PS..I think I gained 5 pds from eating your yummie cake! Dang that was good! Talk to ya later!!!
Love you,
Sista