Handmade Christmas Gifts Part 2 – Purses

These were one of my favorite projects from December. They came together quickly and I used some fabric that I loved but never reach for when quilting (still not sure how/why that happens…).

I used Martha’s Reversible Purse pattern, and I quite liked the sheer simplicity of it. I think I would like to use a heavier weight fabric for one of the fabrics the next go round just because there is no interfacing or lining to these and they seemed kind of light.

There is a blue one I made for me (not pictured), a little Christmas gift for myself. Love it.


Vintage Navy Print Dress

I love thrift stores.

I haven’t been thrift store shopping in ages… well, months really, but it’s felt like forever.

Every time I go thrift store shopping I look for a vintage dress for yours truly, EVERY TIME I tell ya.

NEVER have I found one, ever…

until last week. *sigh*

It was almost like love at first sight. I loved it so much, I just had to try it on (something I almost never ever do when thrift store shopping). I know the sleeves are a little short, but that’s the price I often pay being 5′ 9″. I even got a compliment from the girls in my YW/YM Sunday school class, made my day!

It’s so great I can even wear it pregnant because of how flow-y and loose it is!

On Sunday, we all went outside so my husband could take a few pictures of me. It’s always awkward for me to have pictures taken, always has been. I’m glad he got a few good shots, even though I was having some serious static cling going on… I can never win.

I also took a photo of him in the vest I knitted and finished last year (and yes, I hate ironing clothes thus the wrinkled pants):

What do you think? It took me almost 2 years to finish this vest, I kept putting it aside for other projects. I put it on Ravelry here.