4.08.2009

Flowers...or no flowers?

I went home last weekend so my dad could change my brakes (thanks dad!). Everything is blooming and we had beautiful weather. I mowed part of the yard and planted some violets for mom and now I'm all itchy....but oh well. =) And then I worked on a purse when I got home yesterday. It is just......not right. Yet. I'm still working on it. I am making it for my best friend, who likes things original, yet also simple and classic-looking and I am afraid of putting too much stuff on it. But it needs SOMETHING. I am posting a picture here, feel free to make suggestions. I thought about a fabric flower out of the rust colored fabric (it looks pink, but it's rust), but am not sure. I would put it on the lower right hand corner of the flap. I also thought about sticking to the original plan, which called for a wrap around thingy. See above for the original plan. The purse is made out of plum and rust colored linen with some powerful interfacing on the inside. This is my own pattern and I had some issues with my practice version, so I upped the stiffness on the interfacing and now I am afraid I went too far. Oh..and it isn't pressed yet, so hopefully some of those puckers will go away and the sides will look a little smoother.

So....flower or no flower?

7 comments:

Antoinette said...

"Wrap around thingy"? LOL Yes, the visual helped.

I don't know if I can see a flower doing well on a flap unless it's kind of a long-ish flap. And though I can't tell for sure, it looks like the bag is fairly deep from front to back, so a flower might make it seem super-bulky when worn against the body.

How about a wrap around thingy in a third fabric?

How's your spring break? :) xo

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Always flowers! It's that time of the year when my garden starts giving me bouquets, I love that!

Darling Petunia said...

A strap with a buckle or button, even if it's faux, on the flap. Out of the rust color.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I vote flower! I just made my daughter a clutch to match her prom dress & plan to add a silk flower to
it.

glam.spoon said...

you could make a flower pin so she could remove it if she wanted to.

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

I vote flower too! I love the idea, I cannot believe how crafty you are~ lucky!

CraftyPerson said...

I think it's yelling out for a giant button.