I'm more than keeping up with my New Year's Resolution to do more crafty projects. In my recent post about cloth napkins, I said I was working on beaded versions of the purse I featured in that post. Well here's the first. I've lined it with a pretty floral fabric, but the brown fabric is thick and quite difficult to work with, plus I designed the top wrong so it isn't perfect and the top looks a little odd. Nevertheless it makes a nice pencil case to put into my rucksack or my conference case. The little gold beads fit nicely in with the fabric design and add a bit of texture and glitter!
I've got fabric enough to make another of these (though better of course and with a different floral design on the lining). If good enough I'll put it in the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop. As well as being a pencil case, it's the ideal size to be a glasses case (in which case I'd make it with a button fastener, rather than a press-stud fastener hidden behind a button as in this case).
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