…Or so the saying goes now that I have reinvented it to suit my purposes.
I wouldn’t say I’m a particularly impatient person but, once I decide to make something, I want to do it straight away or as straight away as possible. So when I saw some really cute clasp purses made from Liberty fabric I felt the urge to create. Trouble is, instead of just ordering the kit from the place I saw it, I decided that I didn’t really need the fabric from the kit as I already have a good supply of Liberty cottons and the purse frame on its own was silly money and I knew I could get a better deal elsewhere so off I went to surf the net. Which, of course, is where the problems start. I fell in love with some purse frames and ordered them from one place. Then I ordered a PDF tutorial to make the purse in what I thought was the right size from another place. Well, it was the right size but not the right shape. The tutorial was for a rectangular shaped purse frame and mine is curved(ish). The ‘ish’ is important because then I bought another PDF tutorial for a curved shape but then realised that mine is a cross between the two. This is so typical of me. Anyway, I ended up designing my own and here it is – be kind, it was my first attempt, even though I was cavalier and used Liberty and linen being falsely over-confident in my own abilities.
I’m not entirely happy with it. I want one that comes up over the ends of the hinges more and has a flat bottom. Still, I have some more purse frames on order and, this time, I think I have ordered the right ones for the right tutorials so there might be all different shapes and sizes coming up. Although I may well have moved on to something else by then.
On my way back from dropping Madamoiselle Tialys the Elder at her guitar lesson and popping in to Carrefour for some ‘bits’ having remembered that Mr. T. does like to have some food in the house when he comes back at weekends, I went for a rummage in the junk shop as I do. I found some pieces for my shop but I also saw this bowl which is absolutely huge – I think it was part of a pitcher and basin set – and cracked, chipped and discoloured to death – but it’s such a gorgeous pattern I just had to have it. Well, they only wanted a euro for it – so I couldn’t just leave it there. You will see that I have cunningly disguised all the deficiencies by turning the good side outward and filling it with huge hydrangea heads – who would know?