Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Add a Little Purse Flair...

PHEW!!!! Take a deep breath, Ashley.  Life has been SOOOOOO busy lately!!!!!  My BABY started 1st grade this past week!!!!  Make me cry!!!  (And I have...lots!!!)  Why don't people tell you that time goes by SOOOOO fast?!??!  (Ok....they do....all the time....you just don't believe it until it's happening to you!!!)  She loves school...but mama struggles.  There is an almost 5 year gap between my two children...so Kylie has been my BUDDY for years!  (And will continue to be...of course...just don't get as much time with her! :-( )  We would pal around together everywhere.  And now....she is gone SEVEN hours A DAY!!!!  Her little sister and I miss her terribly!!!  But we also decided to plan a family vacation and we planned it during the 2nd week of school.  And we are taking family pictures while we are gone.  SOOOOO...had to get ready for school, and vacation, and starting all of Kylie's activities for the school year (dance, tumbling, soccer) and family pictures...on TOP of everything else happening in life!  It's just been hectic and crazy, after a hectic and crazy summer.  I guess the good thing is after vacation we can get into a schedule.  But anyway...been hard to find a time to breathe these days.  :)  But here is my baby getting on the bus this year....


Isn't she gorgeous?!?!?  :)  

But after ALL THAT RAMBLING...I DO have a crafty project for you!!!!

One day I decided one of my purses needed some new flair added to it.  So...BIG SHOT and Stampin' Up! fabric to the RESCUE!!!!  I used the Scallop Circle Dies (the big scallop and the the Scallop #2 die) and made this...

See that big pink scallop in the top left of the purse?!  Yeah...that's what I made.  :)  Isn't that FUN?!  Just adds a fun pop of color.  And you could make LOTS of them to coordinate with any outfit you have!  It's fun being a girl sometimes, isn't it?!  :)  Here is a close-up...
I just cut out 4 scallops of both sizes that I used.  Then I folded them into quarters, and hot glued them onto a scallop I cut out of some felt.  Then added a large button that is now retired (but maybe it will end up on the Clearance Rack someday...I always check out that place!)

I just hot glued a pin to the back and added a felt strip over it to secure it even more.  Here is a pic of that...
It was so easy and so much fun!  Go make some yourself and let me know how they turn out!!!!  :)

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you enjoy this project!


1 comment:

Michelle said...

Ashley!! How did Kylie get so big?!?! I can't believe it. Miss you guys!