Monday, June 25, 2007

Apron Admirer!

Well the sidewalk sale was not a complete loss: I sold a couple vintage aprons, attracted the attention of one of the local papers which may do a little feature on Practically Necessary, AND interested Julia @ Flybird in my purses! Success! What a nice moment my friend Julie caught with this picture - just as this woman is glancing at my apron collection!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Rain Delay Purse

The dang rain kept up all day. I guess that's the chance you take when you participate in an outdoor sale! After we set up the table, I came home and set to making a purse. It turned out to be one of those projects where EVERYTHING goes wrong. I measured twice, cut once - but managed to measure twice incorrectly (for the lining) after I corrected that I realized the fabric I was using for the lining had a hole in it!! ARGHH!!!! Oh well - It came out pretty well after all was said and done (and ripped out and resewn!) Here's hoping for sun tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


One of my favorite labels from a collection my husband found in a thrift shop. See it here.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Large Farm Scene Purse

Large Farm Scene Purse, originally uploaded by Viteen.

I have started making some purses in addition to aprons. I think this is the best of the group so far. It has a long shoulder strap. The covered button is the farmer in the scene, and there are 2 inside pockets in addition to the outer pocket. I will be selling this at the sidewalk sale this Saturday, June 23rd-24th. I 'll be in front of Flybird on Lake Street in Oak Park. Come by and see me!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Look Mom!!

My mom asked for a basket liner for her yarn basket for Mother's Day. She reminded me yesterday that she was still waiting. Oops! I got right on it. The outer fabric is reused, it was once the skirt for my son Leo's basinette. I hope you like it Mom!!