Why Do I Make Purses?
How did I get started making purses, you may ask. It’s not really a long story, but I can usually make a short story long. The basic answer is, my hubby wanted me to make some tote bags for grocery shopping. I made one – and promptly gave it away to my friend. That was the end of it for quite some time. I didn’t open the sewing machine again for close to a year or so.
I had an old pair of jeans shorts that were ragged, and I’d always wanted to try making a jeans purse. So there was my reason to fire up the sewing machine again. I made it by the seat of its pants (with absolutely NO pattern or clear idea of what I was doing), and used it for awhile. Then one day I took it to a street sale where my friend was selling stuff, and I put it up for sale. It brought $10. I was hooked.
After that I started making more, again with no pattern or direction. My sister got wind of this new obsession of mine and had me make her like, about 10 or 12 for her family members. That paid for a new sewing machine. The one I’d been using I’ve had longer than I’ve had my kids – who are in their 30s. Then my husband suggested I use this love of creating purses and things to support missions, and the rest is history!
This magnificent obsession has now drawn me into the blogging world, where I’d never trod before. Now I’m trodding all over the place!
What’s the Purpose of this Page?
Here is where I’ll be posting pictures of what I’ve made over the years. Some were for my REmissionary reverse tithing projects, while others were gifts or something I made for myself. Please check back often, as I’ll update the photos as I have them available. Thanks so much for coming and browsing! Click on any picture and it should open the gallery, so you can see the pictures better.