Well…it’s nice…but nothing to lose sleep over
Yep, that’s what my sweet hubby told me this morning, after I’d just successfully completed a major purseathon. Granted, it’s nothing to write home about, but hey! I thought it was kinda cute. And it works for me. And it only took me until 1:00 a.m. That’s not really a purseathon, is it? See, I knew you’d see it my way.
Anyway, I was using the other leg of the pants I’d used to make the flop-top purse (see that picture there? that’s it). Well, this one started out to be a flop-top like the one I’d just done, but that just wasn’t working. Yep…you guessed it…took it totally apart and started over.
(remember this? the flop-top purse I was just talking about – yeah, THAT one!)
What went wrong, you ask? Well, not EVERYTHING, it just seemed like it. Here’s a brief (aren’t ya glad) rundown on the little hiccups from last night (hic hic hic UP).
- The iron-on interfacing wouldn’t stay ironed on the lining. I never knew that lining material could curl up like that! Wish I’d gotten a picture – it was actually kinda funny.
- The top of the bag was going to be just a smitch (yah, you know that word – it’s just short of a smidgen) too narrow. So how do you fix a smitch? You sew a strip on to make it just a bit wider. Again, no photos.
- When I finally got it put together, the pocket I’d put on the front was too stiff and wouldn’t let the top flop. No flop-top. And you guessed it…no pictures. Are you getting the feeling that I was focused on sewing and not on photos?
- The handles were crooked! GASP!!! That makes the purse hang wonky, and that’s no fun. So, off with ‘em! As we used to say when I was a kid, “do-over!”
But after I took it completely apart and started over, I think I like the end result better than my first idea. And ya know what’s REALLY cool? I didn’t lose an ounce of skin on this project. No bloody stubs sticking out from my palms – unlike the t-shirt blanket episode. Oh, yeah…well…maybe I exaggerate just a smitch. I only had one bloody stump sticking out on that one. Uhm…OK…maybe just one bloody pinky…and just the tip of that pinky. MAN – ruin a good sympathy-seeking story when I have to be truthful!!
OK…here is the final product of my all-nighter. It ended up being a flap-top instead of a flop-top, but I actually like it this way. It shows the entire array of flowers on the front, instead of only half like in a flop-top, and it’s easier to get things into it. Plus, the cross-body strap hangs much better now that I put the holders on the sides instead of the back. There is always a fix!
Hey…I just thought of something. I wonder if this would count as my idea of a resolution for this week’s photo challenge?? I mean, I did resolve to git er dun before I stopped last night. OK, that’s what it is – it’s my idea of a resolution!! Did I mention that there is ALWAYS a fix?