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I LOVE LOVE LOVE purses.

As a mom of three active boys, 2 dogs and a husband (who keeps me laughing) I needed purses that were "practical", with lots of pockets and could leave my hands free.

It seemed many of the practical purses left me feeling a bit dowdy as I carried them around. Purses that I found beautiful left me wanting more ease of use and well, don't women who want something beautiful need pockets? I also wanted something I could wear to work. I didn't want to have to change purses, one for work and one for the week end, doing that left me without my wallet on Mondays -- no lunch for me!

Hence, I decided beauty + function could be done, but I'd have to figure out how to make that kind of purse myself.

For the past year, I have been teaching myself to sew…

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  • Joined September 7, 2011

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About

I LOVE LOVE LOVE purses.

As a mom of three active boys, 2 dogs and a husband (who keeps me laughing) I needed purses that were "practical", with lots of pockets and could leave my hands free.

It seemed many of the practical purses left me feeling a bit dowdy as I carried them around. Purses that I found beautiful left me wanting more ease of use and well, don't women who want something beautiful need pockets? I also wanted something I could wear to work. I didn't want to have to change purses, one for work and one for the week end, doing that left me without my wallet on Mondays -- no lunch for me!

Hence, I decided beauty + function could be done, but I'd have to figure out how to make that kind of purse myself.

For the past year, I have been teaching myself to sew. Starting with sewing from purchased patterns, to modifying those patterns, to making my own patterns, it's been an adventure.

My friends and family have been great guinea pigs, using my first purses, giving me feedback on what I can do better, how well they hold up to everyday use, functionality and of course, if they look good or not

They have been supportive and encouraged me to give it a go and sharing my efforts with others. So, here I am.

I love purses that have a surprise factor inside. I like making a simple exterior paired with a fun lining. That way, every time I open a purse, I've made; I get a little hit of sunshine or serenity or something that makes me happy inside ... kinda like wearing sexy lingerie under a business suit.

I hope you will find something you like for yourself or a gift for someone at my shop.

Peace

Elizabeth

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