Okay, so I’ve slacked on the blogging, especially about my projects. Thanks so much to everyone for reading/listening about my little banking scare. It’s all been sorted out. One piece of good news – I found out that the bank had discovered it 2 days before I did, and THEY deactivated my PIN. Not the bad guys. I just hadn’t updated my phone number with them, so they were unable to reach me by phone. I got the letter the day after the whole fiasco. Okay, on to the reason you stopped by:
This is the finished biscornu I made for my secret sister at church – I finished it into a pin-cushion-let (does it have an official name? Besides “a pincusion you can wear on your wrist”?) I wanted to show the super cute little corner detail I made for the bottom. Which had actually started out as the top, until I realized the thread I’d chosen for the heart outline didn’t show up. It’s adjustable with Velcro, and I managed to stuff it very firmly. So it’s a nice plump little biscornu. There’s no button or bead embellishment – I kept breaking the thread so I gave up on that part. And I’m very happy with my bias-cut strip for the bracelet. I included some cutie-pie heart-topped pins – really long, so she can actually use them on the quilts she makes for charity.
This little purse was so much fun to make. I used 2 different colors of Vanna’s Choice (Charcoal and Linen, if you care). The free pattern can be found here
. The upper part can be tucked down inside, and it’s just a cute little handbag, or if you need it taller (like I did today), you can pull it up. The handle loop goes through a space in either part of the bag. It’s so clever, I wish I’d thought it up! It ended up being exactly checkbook width (perfect timing, too), and has enough room for my checkbook, phone, keys, a powder compact and a lip gloss. I took the girls to a goat farm today, and stuck my camera in, and extended it so it wouldn’t be so crowded. 🙂
Someday in the near future I’ll have to update you on my WIPs – I’ve been so terrible about taking pictures lately! Grrrrr! Have a good week, everyone!