Sunday, 27 September 2009

W is for Wendy

My mum is off to enjoy a week of sewing related bliss over in Perth with the Australian Sewing Guild Annual Convention. She is staying with Wendy, and wanted to give her a gift to show her appreciation.

I made Wendy a monogrammed purse. I have decorated it with some seed beads.

It was my sister-in-law's birthday on Thursday too, so I made her one as well.

The fabric is just plain, unbleached calico. I think it would be nicer in a linen blend, but the calico is quite nice. The backs of the purses were left plain. The lining is Shabby Chic that I bought from Spotlight.

The purses are made from Nicole Mallalieu's 90mm square purse frame pattern. I used a light wadding to give a little structure.

My sister-in-law was pretty happy with her purse, I wonder what Wendy thinks of hers?


  1. I love calico.
    Great looking purses. I bet she'll be thrilled with it :)

  2. What a great gift idea Carmel - the personalisation is a lovely touch.
    I bet Wendy was very pleased with hers too.

  3. They look great! I really need to get that pattern!

  4. What a thoughtful gift Carmel. And so much work to make them look beautiful.

  5. hiya, I am too in the blogfest and just pop by to say hi,love your blog,.love from Glenda


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