Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My....OH MY!

Well, it seems that my impending birthday has had a profound affect on me. I'm running down the hill towards the next decade! Am I really bothered by it??? I suppose not. Am I proving that? NO WAY! I've lost weight, am having my hair cut and colored today (not anything unusual for me.... but still), I've been exercising, listening to music again (I have been listening to books on tape only for years. I've even begun to use the mp3 player DH bought me and then promptly began using himself), bought new shoes (heels!) and last week was obsessed with this fabric and making purses. It was raining cats and dogs...a deluge... and I forced my friend to drive with me 45 mins. away to buy this fabric. I then made furious trips to all the craft stores for the proper handles. It was worth it!!!!!

The large bag...frontBack........................

The small bag.....Front
Back....................


The cowboy bags are mine.

The medium bag.....I made one for each of my girls....

Now I don't know if it is a warped sick mind that designed this fabric or a warp sick mind has spent and entire weekend creating purses from it!!!!!!!

My girls reply to their new purses with hunky construction workers on the outside and leopard print inside? "MMMMMOMMMMM!"

To answer questions.....Does DH mind me carrying these? No. He said that everyone will just understand that he was the inspiration for the fabric.....He does have a great sense of humor! Is it hard to carry a purse with a hunky, half naked guy on it? Yes! I'm just a bit uptight and it is almost out of my comfort zone but I'm going with it! Does carrying a purse with a hunky, half naked guy make one on the downside of a decade feel better........Hmmm........In an odd, warped, weird way, Yes!

15 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Mercy - you are a racey woman! LOL - wish I had the courage! At least people will notice you when you enter a room with a purse like that!

Thanks for the photos. 8-)

tami said...

LOVE the bags. They will certainly get some attention. Very unique.

Mary said...

My birthday is coming up too - Saturday. I told Keith the other day that 46 doesn't bother me but I think 50 might - a little. The last birthday that bothered me was 25 - I was newly divorced with 2 kids and it seemed like life was over. Who knew that Keith was just around the corner?

Sweet P said...

I recently purchased some of the construction men fabric. I'm not making a purse with it thought. But will probably make a wall hanging. Those purses are great.

Diana said...

Love those bags!
Have a great birthday, whichever side of the decade you are on!

Annie said...

Those bags are fabulous, won't they make a nice conversation piece along with being functional!

Laurie Ann said...

I just bought those two fabrics, plus one with police men on it. I am making a Village People quilt for my brother and his partner. They'll love it! ;)

jovaliquilts said...

That fabric is certainly indicative of entering a new decade! Totally awesome -- good for you!
Cheri

Susan said...

Love your husband's sense of humor! We had a lot of fun with an 80 year old lady and that cowboy fabric at a retreat last year. =)

Vicky said...

You're so brave. I don't think I could walk out the door with that bag! Maybe a pillowcase .... hmmmm.... sweet dreams for sure! LOL

The bags are great! Good job! Can't wait to hear the reaction of your friends!

cher said...

hurray for pushing beyond your comfort zone and doing something so fun...it's just fine beyond 50...

Norma said...

I love the bags! You have a great sense of humour! I bet these bags are great conversation starters!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Now there's a woman who knows how to pick her fabric! You go girl!!!

atet said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those bags! Oh my, do I need to get some of that fabric!

Julie said...

I love your bags! Hand bags that is! I just bought, Sat, a Bernina and can't wait to begin making purses. I'll start with plain square bags, but I could still sew them with some great fabric like this. I may need to stop this evening at the fabric shop!

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