OK, if you're NOT my mom, scroll down for the rest of the post:
OK, at the bazaar mom was admiring one of my little purses, but she said "if you made me one I'd want it bigger, and lined." easy enough to do. I enlarged it, used a different color, lined it, (using my new sewing machine that I had to get b/c my old, tired one crapped out on me mid-project. Luckily they had a good one on sale at Target.) added a strap and voila. I was quite pleased with how it turned out, especially after the shawl fiasco. I was amazed that even though my sewing skills are somewhat lacking, I was able to make it even and the liner fit perfectly.
If you would like the pattern, please leave a comment and I will gladly post it. I just dont' want to type it if no one is interested.
Anyway, here's some photos, again in no particular order b/c I can't figure out how to rearrange them:
the whole purse, along with the one that inspired it. The strap is recycled from another purse of mine, since the new strap I bought at Michaels didn't match.
close up of the shawl pattern, I still need to add the border along the 2 sides. I'm planning to give it to my husband's grandmother once its finished, doubtful it will be before Christmas.
this is a closeup of the new shawl for mom, made from Lion Brand Homespun. The pattern is from Lion Brand's website, I think it is called diamond lace shawl. Size 15 needles I think. Much faster than the size 3's I did the other one on!
Anyway, thanks for looking! feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think! :-)