I did give you a slight preview of this project in THIS post but I never explained what it was for.
Mainly because it was a gift for my sister for her birthday which was at the end of March. She basically told me most excitedly one day that she wanted a handbag with ruffles and could I make one?
Of course I could! Not that I thought so at the time but why would I tell her the truth when she was so excited. Also I thought she was a bit bonkers because if anyone knows my sister they would know that Ruffles on a handbag was something that we never thought she'd ever seriously want.
While waiting for the lighting to strike on my dearly beloved sister, I googled and reviewed and plotted and did lots of maths things that didn't work out. In the end I found what I thought would be perfect although I knew it wasn't quite what my sister had been imagining.
What I came up with was something that I LOVED and something I knew that my sister would love.
Actually I really intended the bag I made to be a prototype and not the final gift but time got away from me and Sandy did visit a couple of times while I was in the process of making it. So much for being stealthy and sneaky!
She LOVED the colours and LOVED the strawberry lining so the prototype became her very own bag.
Happy birthday sweet sister! (even though it was a couple of weeks ago!)
I'm now adjusting the original pattern and making another bag that's equally as fun and useful.