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.  


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

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

    LOVE IT!
    Super cute :)

  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.