I recently took a class at Willett's Sew and Vac in McKinney, Texas to make this Penelope Handbag by Michelle Dorsey.
I didn't have time to shop for fabrics
because I signed up at the last minute.
Thankfully, I have a pretty good stash
so I dug into it and used these batiks.
I have never sewn anything
like this before so it was fun!
I've mostly created art quilts in the past.
For a first handbag, this
was probably not the easiest.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed making it!
I really like it but
I confess that I do not love it.
It's much too serious for me!
I prefer brighter, happier colors
that evoke a bit of whimsy!
Or a lot of whimsy!
Perhaps I'll use it as a tote
for carrying supplies to classes.
May Your Day Be Colorful and Bright!