Wednesday, April 16, 2008
My efforts to thoroughly clean my house continue. I'm trying to get rid of clutter, focusing on paring down, make do with what we have for a more simple and frugal life.
It was going so well....until I spotted it. This book with the 10¢ sale sticker - "The Moon-Spinners". I remember buying it at a library sale a long time ago. A young fan of Mary Stewart's Merlin novels, my paperbacks were borrowed or misplaced years ago, all but a brittle copy of "The Last Enchantment." Suddenly inspired by the crisp cover, yet torn jacket and pages, the urge to create something new was too strong.
Rummaging through my stash, I found some burlap strapping (that I am going to use to fix an old rocking chair), the little antique rickrack (from a huge antique bolt), a piece of paisley fabric that was just big enough, and beaded handles that seemed to pull the whole project together.
No offense to book-lovers. It was just a fun little project. Not something I would normally attempt. The finished purse is available in my Etsy shop! Thanks for browsing.
Now back to cleaning.....and my only love, yarn.