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Turkey Tracks: NEW BAG

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Turkey Tracks:  May 6, 2015

New Bag

Those of you who have read this blog very long know that I LOVE the “Bow Tucks Tote” designed by Penny Sturges.

Can I tell you that my old one was in frays and tatters.

So this fabric–some of which was bought at Houston LAST OCTOBER (which tells you how long I’ve been putting off making a new bag)…



…became THIS new bag yesterday:


Part of what I love about this bag are the pockets–which I can design to hold the things I carry daily.  There are pockets that fit my wallet, my phone, my glasses case, lipsticks, pens, and so on.







Yep, I’ll enjoy this one!

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May 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

Turkey Tracks: New Purse

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Turkey Tracks:  February 26, 2013

New Purse

 I really needed a new purse all fall.

Here’s what the handles on the old one looked like by mid-December.

Purse handles

Can you believe that?

So, sometime around Christmas I rummaged through my fabric stash and assembled the ingredients for a new purse.

I got as far as getting all the parts ready to be sewn together.

And, then, John got really sick.

After he died, after everyone left, putting together the purse was a very soothing thing to do.

Here it is finished.  See the chicken fabric?

chicken purse 2

Here is the inside, with its egg fabric:

Chicken Purse inside

Here’s a view of the pocket:

Chicken purse

If you follow this blog at all, you know that there are MANY versions of this purse pictured.  When one wears out, I make a new one.  And I’ve helped a lot of people make one.  The pattern is Bow Tucks Tote by Penny Sturges, No. PS008.  And I love everything about how this purse is organized and how it wears.

This new one, though, is about the tackiest thing I’ve ever seen.

And, I love it.

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February 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm