I was the queen of lame gift giving this Christmas. It seems like the only handmade-with-love gift I gave that was truly complete was Emily's hat. One of my sisters received a baggie with a half-sewn ornament in it. Instead of a lovely purse, I gave my mom this packet of fabric with a promise to make a purse out of it. Lame, huh?
I did not finish the purse before she and my dad returned to their winter home in Arizona. Lame again. But it is finished now.
This is the Teardrop Bag found in Amy Butler's new book. It's a cute purse, but there is another reason I HAD to make this purse. See the fabric sewn to the sides of the purse? They are called hips.
Yes, a purse with hips. HIPS! I felt an immediate affinity for this purse. When sweet Jesus was passing out hips, I thought he said lips. I asked him to make mine full and round. He did. A gal with hips. A purse with hips. It was meant to be.
If you decide to give the pattern a try, there is one correction for the large Teardrop Bag on A. Butler's website. Just saying. I found out the hard way. Not fun. ;-)