Here are the photos of a purse I made a couple of weeks ago from a FREE pattern. Switching out the winter purse for the fun spring one is always a delight. This was my first bag that I made following a pattern. Again, for someone who doesn't know a ton about sewing, following a pattern is so much easier because you don't have to try to wrap your brain around how to get it to work--- especially a lined bag. However, I'm sure that after I follow a few more patterns I could easily make one without a pattern.
Mistakes were made and fortunately a big one was able to be covered up by a button. But it was fun and is very usable although not terribly large (it should have been bigger than it turned out but like I said....mistakes).
Do you see the beautiful roses? They are part of a collection of flowers I got to take home from the Women's conference at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. I was the music leader this weekend and it was SO much fun. I hope I am invited to lead music for many more conferences. It's always so great to be under the teaching of wonderful teachers and in the company of such great Christian women.
I wish they could stay like this forever. They smell so wonderful.