I finished up Heidi’s purse today and I am sooooo relieved! The entire project felt as if I were just relying on that last little bit of yarn or luck to pull me through. I didn’t have enough yarn to make the strap long enough to be worn messenger style, but it looks cool nonetheless. My son wanted to help me bead the front of the purse and as a result I stabbed my palm a few times. Ouch! I made a removable liner (it’s just pinned in with safety pins) so she could take it out and wash it since the purse itself is spot clean only. Plus I’m pretty sure I would have shattered more of my sewing machine needles attempting to do it that way. My sewing machine hates me some days. Once I was all done and finished, I wrapped it up and wrote her a cute note, slapped it on the some scrapbook paper, put some of those cute swirly rub ons around it and chopped it up with frilly borders. I knew that if I didn’t give it to her today, there was a huge possibility that I would keep the purse for myself. I did manage to take a few pictures before though and I’ll work on getting those put up tomorrow. But hurray! I’m done!
My next project is a pair of baby slippers from Knitty.com. Today I tested myself to see if I would even get the pattern right before I went full force into it. So far so good until I got to the part where you connect the sole of the shoe with the toe. There was only one stitch that managed to get right in between, otherwise everything went awesome. So I feel confident that starting tomorrow I’ll go full force with it.