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purple purse

Hey, happy Thursday to all of you out there in blog-land!

I can’t believe that I didn’t share this with you ages ago! Maybe I did – correct me if you’ve seen it before.

So, when I go fabric shopping, half of the time I have an idea what I’m doing, and buy specific fabric, and half of the time I buy ‘the cutest fabric ever’ then have ideas for it. This was the latter.

I found this super cute purple spotty fabric that I had to have. Didn’t know what I was going to do with it, but I did need it, so I bought just a meter.

When I got home, I started scrolling Pinterest to think of exciting things to do with it – I decided it would make a good bag. Unfortunately, I didn’t know much about fabric at the time – the fabric that I bought is cute, but isn’t really thick enough to structure a bag. But it’s still cute!

I followed a pattern from Melissa Esplin, and although the fabric wasn’t right, I still have a super cute, usable bag. Good enough for me!

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-Jamie

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ummm… fail!

So I saw a really great necklace on Pinterest. It wasn’t my colour, and it didn’t have instructions, but I thought, what the hey, I’ll give it a go! I wanted a necklace to go with the new dress I bought for my work Christmas party, and I thought I might as well make one! I bought some great silver beads, and thought I’d match the shiny silver with some nice matte black. And they looked great together, really.

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So I made all six strands, and struggled to tie it all together and went to tie the huge knot in it. And it didn’t work. At all. The necklace went all floppy and the knot just looked a mess. See? (actually the pics are after I took the knot out!) I was trying for the gold one (sorry for the pic quality) and ended up with the silver one. Oops!

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Anyway, I bought some new beading supplies, and some wire to string the beads, so I’ll give it another go when those arrive. Just goes to show – crafting doesn’t always go your way!

-Jamie