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From Featherwisp Designs

Here is my newest handmade purse! It’s done in bright pink with pink fabric covered in inspiring words. Courage, Hugs, Love, Survivor, Smile, Sisters, etc. (to see my other designs, click the link above)

This purse is bright and bold, and so much fun! Fully lined and washable, it makes a great book bag, project bag, or tote for whatever you need this summer! For this rendition of the new pattern I’ve been working on, I’ve added a cute little side knot with the fabric band. I think it lends just a little something extra!

I’d love to hear some feedback from my readers and twitter friends. What do you think of this new purse? What colors would YOU want for yourself? Should I make one for a blog giveaway?

And as always, my readers get a discount before items are listed on Etsy – DM me on twitter, or email me if this purse is tugging at your heart.

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After making Summer Sorbet (which I adapted from an online pattern) I’ve been having fun adapting the pattern even further. For Lighthouse Blue (above) I let Mom pick a color she liked from my yarn collection (I have way too much yarn) and then we went to the fabric store and picked a coordinating fabric for the inside. I’m very happy with the result.

I’m half way through a pink design to match the pink camo fabric I have, and then I think I’ll try making a small version as a little girl’s purse. Once I have a few samples in some good colors, I think I’ll start looking for some customers who would like a custom purse in colors and fabric of their choice. I’m also trying to decide if I want to add velcro or zipper closures as an option. Perhaps both.

I like making items my own way. I love how I can change the pattern as I go, and still end up with something I really like. It also means no two purses are exactly the same – gotta love unique!

I finished Alex’s blanket this week, and I’m happy with the result.

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I used a simple double crochet pattern, and two strands of yarn for extra thickness (and durability). Alex’s room is painted a soft green color, so this blanket matches very well. Best of all, he loves it and is already dragging it all over the house.

My next project is going to be Josh’s blanket which will need to be quite a bit bigger. He picked out his own colors, which are blue, yellow and a variegated to match. I think a stripe/wave pattern is going to be the best option for him. Of course, he wants one for his best buddy Dragon (a beanie he’s had since he was 3) so I’ll do that one in the same pattern with some orange and green scraps I have around.

Today promises to be a beautiful spring day, the kind that makes you want to pull up a lawn chair and just drink it all in. The view from the back deck is just stunning, clear blue skies with a view of the water and the mountains beyond.

Dakota is happy to be rid of his winter coat, (I spent yesterday morning brushing him out) and he’s now sprawled out in the sunshine. The cats have each found a patch of sun to lay in – the same one, of course. I have pointed out that there are other windows, and other warm patches, but they just look at me as if to say they know, but this is the patch they must have.

My tea order from Adagio arrived yesterday! The little tea pot is the cutest thing, and it holds exactly two mugs worth of tea – exactly what I needed. The sample teas all smell so good, even the “Aquarius” blend I got for free with my order. I’ve only tried the vanilla green sample so far, but it was very good – I’m sure I’ll be ordering it again soon.

I have nearly finished Alex’s blanket. Perfect timing mom…right when it’s warm enough that a crocheted blanket is the last thing anyone needs! However, he’ll use it this fall, and it will look good on his bed, so it’s best to finish it now. I let Josh pick out the colors for his, now I’ve got some bright blue and yellow and green to work with. He wants a wave pattern, something I’ve been wanting to do again anyway, so that should be fun.

I need to get my computer upgraded and reinstalled…the parts are all sitting on my shelf. Then I can setup my gallery again and post pictures of all my projects, perhaps it’ll get done this weekend.

Welcome May! Bring on the sunny days!

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