Friday, April 1, 2011

3 Special Gifts

These coordinating pleated purses are going to 3 very special sisters overseas!

They were all made out of fat quarters, one for the outside and one for the inside and strap. I downloaded the free Buttercup Purse pattern from Made by Rae, and it was pretty easy to follow. I made a few alterations, like attaching interfacing to the entire outside fabric so that it is sturdier. I also made the strap a little bit longer than suggested so that it will fit nice and snug on their shoulders. The inside of each purse is the same fabric as the top and strap. There is also a pocket on the inside made out of the outside fabric. Coordination all around!

Made by Rae also has a tutorial on how to make this pleated purse a little bit bigger, so it will be perfect for an adult size!

Newest Family Member

Damon August Singletary Parker

Born at home to David and Caroline on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. He was 8 pounds exactly!

He and Amelia are exactly 5 months apart, and I can't wait to watch them grow up and play together!

If you want to read Caroline's fantastic birth story, it is on her blog, which you can get to by clicking here.