About 3 years ago I was at Walmart picking something up, and I wandered past the purse section. I saw this purse, and had to have it. It was only $10, so I didn't feel too awful about "having to have it." After using it for the past three years, it was starting to look less like a purse, and more like....well, a purse that someone pulled out of the dumpster. The handle was cracked, and washing the fabric wasn't even going to touch the dirt that encrusted this thing. I loved it though...it's giant, so I can fit all of my boys' stuff in it and still have room for my stuff. So, it was time to give it a new life. Or rather, put it out of its misery, and make a new one just like it....with a little help from the old purse.
So, last night I cut it up and used it as a pattern to make a new one. I didn't quite have enough fabric though, because as I mentioned earlier, it's a little on the large side. So, I decided to use the little bits of fabric left over from other projects quilted together.
I finished making the purse last night....but then lying in bed last night, I thought about how I'd seen April, our pastor's wife, cutting out butterflies from magazines, and I was inspired. So, this morning, I cut out the flowers and butterfly from some leftover fleece, and whalla!