Sunday, December 5, 2010

The mystery birthday gift revealed!

Remember the mystery birthday gift that's been on my project list for a bit?  Well, her birthday has finally come so I can share with you...  What did I finally make my dear friend for her birthday?

A purse!  She and I have both said that if we had the creativity, we'd love to design purses for a living, so I thought a purse would make a great gift for her.

I used the Phoebe bag pattern from Artsy Crafty Babe, and just like the Poppy Pleated Tote I made before it, it was a breeze to make.   In fact, I will definitely be making another one of these with some Anna Maria Horner fabrics that have been waiting in my stash for a good project.

I like this pattern because it calls for a snap closure.  Since sewing zippers frightens me, a snap closure is ideal for my skills.  I think this purse came together really nicely and was a great gift for a very good friend.  I hope she puts it to good use :)


  1. What a fun purse and just the right size. I think I need to add a purse to my to do list. :)

  2. It looks cute and such fun fabrics! Now I want to make a new bag. =) It's been a couple months since I've sewn one up...but I don't have time!

  3. Cute! I have made a couple from that pattern and agree, it is a fun and easy project! I even made one for my daughter out of Oakland Raiders fabric!

  4. So pretty! I'm sure your friend will love it!

  5. I love the size of this purse.

  6. love the bag style and great chocie of fabric.


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