NO, this post is not about Alex...even though his behavior sometimes defines the word.
This post is how I get myself in trouble.
Let me elucidate.
Several months ago, the bricks and mortar location of Sun Flower Quilts closed and it has become a virtual store.
That's all well and good except that the store had a three day sale to reduce the inventory. Since Sun Flower was my favorite store, I had to go to the sale. While there, I picked up some pricey notions for cheap as well as some baskets and other little bits and pieces.
Here's where I got myself in trouble.
Abandoned on a bookshelf was a kit for a little change purse with a frame closure. (if you are unfamiliar with frame closures, see here.) It was only a few dollars and included hard to find interfacing.
I have never tried this type of construction before so it was a no brainer to pick up the kit and fiddle with it.
I am now hooked on this type of purse making.
Yes, it is a little finicky and requires significant patience but the product is very satisfying...or at least it would be if I didn't get glue all over the fabric body of what I made....
The white haze is glue while the yellowish stain is something I can't identify (can!t blame Alex for this one!). I had to add the beads as there was a perfect spot on the handle for them. The whole thing is only three inches wide and the Japanese fabric I used is a discard from a another member of the American Sewing Guild (Thanks Carol!)
So now I am in trouble.
I want to buy a bunch of different metal frames and make a lot of these little containers of deep mysteries or a few coins. The fact that I have many little bags to hold deep mysteries does not not seem to deter my fascination with this construction technique.
Heck, there is still room on the credit card.
PS - In my defense, here is an example of something I will never make again as the product is totally useless -
Made from 1" covered button parts, it is supposed to look like a macaroon cookie but is definitely not good enough to eat. Instructions are on the web someplace but I can't find them again...and I don't want to!