Spontaneous Purseage: Unknown origin; Phraseology used to describe sudden, irresistible urges to design and create a gift purse, not ordered or even expected; just simply a desire to gift those we love. Usually comes in unusual forms and out of ordinary design. No protocol required; design as you go with fabric on hand; nothing purchased for the project. Fun as Saturday. Good stuff.
As you know from other posts, I have an extraordinary Daughter In Law, Lovely Wife. She has many endearing attributes, but one of my favorites is our passion for all things chocolate. And that we share a November birthday. And that she loves Eldest Son unabashedly. And that she loves my purses and giggles like a little girl when I gift her with one. She will pet it and caress it and look forward to The Changing of the Purse. (Don't you love it, Ladies, when we get a new purse and the time comes to Make the Upgrade? Men could not possibly understand the joy that comes from that process. Akin to opening a new box of shoes....)
So knowing that we would we feting ES in all his birthday splendor, I felt compelled to bring Lovely Wife a new Summer Purse.
Some Amy Butler Scraps from The 2G's Mama's Summer Bag, an old American Eagle belt for the handle and a smattering of vintage buttons, and a lining from the vintage gingham from Pauline's Autumn Auction. I smiled while I sewed, picturing LW carrying this fun, whimsical bag around. (I was also grinning because I was listening to Garrison Keillor's 'Pontoon' on audio book while I was sewing. Hysterical. Of course.)
She loved all the appropriately sized pockets and the silly handle. She loved the fabric and the size. And I loved it that she loved it.
Spontaneous Purseage. Never know when it will hit. Will you be next??
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