Friday, June 29, 2007

Birds, birds, birds.

I finally finished my black bird purse. The finishing touch was done with some black bias tape I found thrifting today for $.25. Yay!


So let's do the run down on materials: thrifted linen skirt for the exterior, thrifted polka dot interior, old house coat fabric for the pockets, 2 zippers that were thrifted and shortened, and the $.25 bias tape for the top edging and handles. The only thing that is new is the interfacing.



It's all about the birdie love this summer. And whoa! what a summer. Fourth of July already? I'm leaving tomorrow to head to the parents to be joined by Jeff parents for a good ol' crab boil with pasta, steaks on the grill, corn on the cob, and homemade ice cream. Yummy! Then over to Lancaster PA for a few days to enjoy fireworks and "the biggest outdoor market" ever (so says the husband). I can't wait. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

PS. Jeff restored all my bookmarks (there were lost in the Great Blue Screening on June 2oth) so I can finally catch up on reading everyone! I am going to need another day added to this week.

17 comments:

  1. How very cool... I love the shape of the bag, and all the details you put in!

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  2. oh I really love the bag!!

    Have a fun weekend. I just had crabs the other day and they were soo freakin good I want more!

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  3. Beautiful purse! You totally should get everyone's rss feed into a Bloglines (an rss feed reader) account. That way you will know when or if someone has posted and you don't have to keep track of bookmarks. You can also log into your Bloglines from any computer that has web access. Trust me. :)

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  4. This is just beautiful LeeAnn! You have done a top-notch job on it.

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  5. Perfect bag! I love how it turned out! Happy Holiday to you too! Wave a sparkler around for me, ok?

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  6. That bag is the bomb! I love everything about it--the thrifted linen, the cute embroidery, the shape and size of it!! Yeah!
    Smiles, Karen

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  7. An adorable bag, a crab boil, and a huge outdoor market? You ought to be one happy girl. Have fun.

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  8. It's gorgeous! I love the embroidery and the fact that it is repurposed items!

    Can't wait to hear about the market in Lancaster, I don't live too far from there. Also, tell me about this crab boil! Sounds like my hometown of Baltimore. :)

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  9. This is amazing. Really, really lovely. Enjoy the holiday... I'm going to look around your amazing blog. (I'm here from SULU)

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  10. I love your birdy bag - great shape, color - everything!

    Hope you're having a wonderful 4th!

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  11. That is such a unique and beautiful bag! Nicely done.

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  12. That bag should be featured in some hip magazine. it is gorgeous!!!

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  13. Ooo, that's really gorgeous.

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  15. amazing bag! great details, especially the embroidery - i so love those wings and the branches!

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