Emerging of the Bombshell Within

An eclectic view of a girl's life

A rose by any other name… August 18, 2009

Filed under: Bombshell Within,embroidery,Final product,Purse,sewing — bombshellwithin @ 1:15 PM

Making these purses has been an interesting adventure.  I’m not sure many of those who heard the idea when I was brainstorming quite got what I was hoping to do.  Thankfully, I’ve been able to create that which I had in mind into what I’ve been sewing up.  My sis in law was probably one of the few who actually understood what I’d wanted to do and was also one of the most vocal about demanding that a purse be made just for her. 

Now, I had a dilemma when making a purse for her.  You see, in my household there are two Dianas (my mother and my sister in law).  We have to refer to them differently and they are actually very different in stature and temperament, so there is never any confusion once you get to know them.  However, both love red roses.  It came as no surprise that my sister in law fell in love with the design I’d made for my mother.  She blatantly hinted that that was what she’d wanted for herself as well.  But, alas, I am one of those individualistic artists that refuses to have two women that are close have the same purse.  I had to then find the perfect design for my sister in law.  I’m happy to report that I think I did just that. 

S-02; white & red rose bouquet

S-02; white & red rose bouquet


I’m a little late in posting about this.  I mailed this to my sister in law together with some Mary Kay products she had ordered at the same time I mailed out the other purse I’d made for my favorite stalker a few weeks ago.  It was quite funny when my sis in law called and spoke to me, all I could hear was her squealing “I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! IT’S SOOOOOO PRETTY! OMG!!”  For a moment I’d forgotten what she was even talking about! lol  But then I remembered it was the purse. 

She’s been so delighted with it that she pretty much carries it around everywhere she goes.  Someone tried to buy it off of her, too.  So I’ll take that as a compliment. 🙂


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