Friday, March 19, 2010

Vera Bradley - Eat Your Heart Out

My daughter and I were in a gift shop the other day and she was getting all dreamy over the Vera Bradley corner.  I just whispered in her ear, "Mommy can make you one of those and even better!".  Ooh I love a challenge!  I remembered I had some leftover fabric from a tea cozy I had made a freind a few years back.
(I am NOT the one wearing the tea cozy!)
And I thought it would make a lovely purse for Angelina. 
So while the Viking was still here, I embroidered her initials on a piece of the fabric, grabbed a matching zipper at the fabric store and yesterday put it all together.
It even has a little pocket inside.  She is very pleased!  I think she slept with it last night.  Of course, when my 3 year old saw it, she wanted one.  And since I had just enough fabric left over,

She got hers too.
And yes, she too is VERY pleased.

For any of you thinking of gifting a purse to anyone, handmade or otherwise, take my Swedish gransmother's advice and give good luck with your gift by putting money in the pocket of the purse.  

4 comments:

  1. Abby's needs her initials Mommy!!!

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  2. Amy Rider JohnsonMarch 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    LOVE IT!
    Super cute :)

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  3. I love ur Vera purses. Canna believe you can do that. I cant even put a zipper in "period" but to put it in a purse? The fabric is perfect.

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