Saturday, December 6, 2008

New hooked winter purse!

I've finished sewing together the winter purse I hooked. I whipped all around the edges and the top with wool yarn and I love the look. I think I'll finish all of my purses this way now.

For the back and handles I used a wool felted sweater. I like that look too! When doing the whipping I used a curved upholstery needle. It made it soooo much easier to do. I had always used the big eyed brass ones before but this time I thought I'd try this and it worked great.

Also I need to mention that Trudy of is having a Christmas give away!!! Visit her blog and leave a comment to enter.

Today I've been sewing and putting the finishing touches on the Christmas decorations in the house. Mickey hung the outside lights today and they look fabulous.

He's as much a perfectionist as I am. Each light on the roof line is pointing straight up. Just as I would have done. No wonder we get along!

I sewed a "doll" of Jimmie Dean and a purse for my hairdresser. I had my hair cut Thursday and she said she would trade the haircut for a purse of just the felted sweater (no hooking) I used iron on interfacing on the sweater pieces and the lining pieces to give them some body. Here's the J.D. doll. He likes it!!!

I listed some of my decoupaged soap on Etsy Friday afternoon and by today at noon they had disappeared to page 42!!! I honestly don't know how you guys sell anything on there.

Last summer I listed about 15 pair of earrings, and by the time I finished listing them I went to check out the listing. They were gone. Buried on page 15 or so!!! It only took me about fifteen minutes to list them and poof they were gone! Oh well. Maybe some of you could give me some pointers.

Have a relaxing Sunday.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.


katie said...

Sheri, that is a really great purse, love the sweater backing.
Your house looks wonderful, love how nice and straight the lights are. good job. Little Jimmy Dean just keeps getting cuter and cuter.


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Sheri ~ your purse is really nice ~ and finishing by whipping is a great idea and the sweater backing!! You're good!!!

And the straight-up lights ~ you guys must have a lot of time on your hands!!!!

art spirit said...

Hi the little doggie you made! Great idea...I made mine with felted sweater wool and stuffed them and sewed on button eyes. Your hooked purse came out beautifully! Great blog...lots of good hooking info.!

Sheri said...

Thanks for the lovely comments. Today I'm finishing the purse for my hairdresser. Hope she likes it!