I knew before I received the box of materials from Alice, what I was going to do. The challenge for me was to work the materials Alice sent to me into the purse I wanted to make. Ali Strebel's purses are the bomb and I was hoping I could combine the materials into the purse somehow. Here is the link to All's website where you can purchase the book. I have made several of these bags and I love them. www.alistrebeldesigns.com/products/Best-Bags-Ever.html
So here is what I came up with. I made the purse out of wool and a fun cotton lining.
The three hooked stars have the wool, paisly, yarn, sweater material and ribbon hooked into them.
Below is one of the wool circles that I added to the purse. I added some decorative stitching to the wool.
Don't you love the fun orange lining fabric in the purse?
Here is a picture of the side of the purse. You can see the yellow wool yarn that I made into the button. I love how the purse folds when the straps are pulled (thanks to the grommets).
Check out Ali http://alistrebel.blogspot.com/2011/03/last-blog-challenge-for-now.html , Alice http://alice-folkartprimitives.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-challenge-4.html and Kris's http://spruceridgestudios.blogspot.com/2011/03/fourth-blog-challenge-project-revealed.html
projects They all did a great job!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the pictures. This is going to be the last challenge project for a few months. All four of us get really busy in the spring/summer/fall and we thought it best if we take a break for a few months. I for one am so happy we decided to do these challenges as I have learned so much. From new techniques to new color combinations, it has been a growing process for me.