Happy Sunny Sunday to you all, well it is Sunny ATM and I'm happy because it's the latest FSC challenge which is sentimental, chosen by the lovely Esther. It would be great if you could pop over to the FSC blog and see the gorgeous projects made by Stampettes. We also have the lovely Suzanne as a guest designer for us this fortnight. Our fabulous sponsor is Leo from Flonzcraft and the winner of the random draw gets to spend $20 dollars in his stamping store.
I love the sentiment 'Sewing Mends the Soul' in my 50's retro style grunge paper purse as I find sewing very therapeutic.
This was really easy to make as grunge paper is fab to work with. I used one of the 6" x 12" pieces of grunge paper and painted both sides in cream emulsion. Then folded it into three. I used fancy edge scissors to cut the sides then stamped and coloured all three sides. Then I machine sewed (but hand sewing will work just as well if you use a pointy tool and Tim Holtz design ruler to punch holes in the grunge paper first) all around the edges. I finished the purse with a brass magnetic snapper. It is just the right size to fit in my bag with a few essential sewing supplies
All the stamps used are from Crafty Individuals CI - 322, CI - 328 & CI - 383 apart from the sentiment which is from Indigoblu
The purse reminds me of liquorice allsorts for some reason, mmm now I have a craving for some LOL. I had Mad Men in mind whilst making this. Perhaps Joan or Betty carried one of these in their handbags, with a bag of Allsorts!!
Have a great day & Happy Crafting xx