But that's only on the surface. Take a closer look at the fabric. It's not just a plain ole canvas. It has texture, design! And if you take a peek inside you'll see a little color peeking back out at you. It gets me to thinking about people. There's more than just their outward appearance if I take the time to really get to know them. I had quite a few deep thoughts while out in my backyard snapping pictures of my new purse. :)
By just pinning a brooch on my bag I can have a different purse-onality each day.
I can be sentimental.
This pin was a Christmas gift from my children a few years ago.
The next four brooches belonged to my two grandmothers and my grandmother-in-law. They are no longer alive but I think of them often, especially when wearing one of these special treasures.
And now comes pins for my color-full moods.
And yes~ sigh~ some days I feel quite dull and color-less.
Oh, but now for the happy seasons!
Ever think of yourself as being unusual? There's nothing wrong with that now, is there? I consider this my most unusual brooch. But look how cute unusual can be. It's quite old and made from the tiny lens of a child's eyeglasses. I'm thinking someone decoupaged the picture many years ago.
Here's the back of the pin. I'm told it was probably from the 1950's.
And what mood am I in today? Lady-like. Classy. Victorian. Yes, I have just the brooch to pin onto my purse for my mood of the day. Well,
I don't want to be too predictable.
And hey, I finished my flannel hankys I mentioned in my last post. I just cut out little flannel squares, each one a different size but close to 8" x 8", and made a rolled hem with my serger. Just in time for spring allergy season too! I have one peeking out of my skirt pocket as I type.
Now that I've splurged on home-sewn gifts for myself, I'm going to make something for my poorly neglected home. I'm working on a happy, cheerful 50's-look cafe curtain for my kitchen window. I'll post pictures (and maybe even a simple tutorial) of my dressed up window as soon as I finish my project! Please hurry back!
Post linked to: Whatever You Want Wednesday, Show and Tell Wednesday, Made by You Monday, More the Merrier, Not Just a Housewife, We Did it Wednesday