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A Lady, Her Cats & Her Jewels


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A purse should show your personality! You pick your colors, you pick the style and now you can pick your image. Use the image I provided in my pdf or change it to make it your own! Just remember to make it fun! The pattern for this purse is a modification of the purse I carry and the inspiration for my store name...because it is just ARTRAGEOUS! Women point it out to their friends when I go shopping and even have their husbands look at my purse. (I'm sure they are impressed! :-) People even start conversations with me in the middle of stores. One woman drug me into the back room to see the project she was working on...a quilt for her son who was getting married. Kindred spirits are everywhere. Don't let the applique scare you away. It is as simple as cutting out paperdolls and gluing them in place. Not only does it catch the eye of people it is a purse with many pluses. Diagonal pockets on the back are both functional and pretty. A hidden pocket is under the front flap and even a key clasp hangs in a convenient place inside to hang your keys. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic skills for sewing. Instructions are provided with details, pictuers and diagrams. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 10" x 13.5" x 5"

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  • Various fabrics for applique
  • 3/4 yard for main fabric
  • 1 yard lining, binding and applique

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That's Artrageous
That's Artrageous
I rise early in the morning and go down late in the evening. My desire between waking and sleeping is to make things pretty or make pretty things! I have been in secondary education for twenty years teaching high school art, helping young adults recognize their creative nature or trying to help them develop one. I thought I had given up sewing when my little ones grew too big to applique their clothes and make cutesy clothes for them. I rediscovered that love of creative sewing one summer two or three summers back when I wandered into a quilt shop with my sister (the queen bee of quilting) and saw a little clutch purse pattern that looked too simple not to make. I was hooked! The rest of the summer I was designing purses and have been doing so every since.