I have been so busy that I seem to have "missed" January completely.
The last several weeks were filled with weaving, weaving and more weaving - preparing material for an assortment of Shabbat Purses to offer at a Craft-Fair sale I am signed up for in mid-February. Once the material for 15 more purses was woven, with only a few weeks to the sale, it was time to begin sewing them all.
This past week I completed 10 purses. They all have the regular features of a Chana's Loom Shabbat Purse - a zipper closure, hand-twisted cording strap, a "Comfort Cover" over the strap, 2 pockets sewn into the lining for tissues, glasses, etc; and an inside loop & carabiner to attach keys to so they don't get lost in the bag. Each bag is unique in color, design or both to offer many different options to customers.
With only 1.5 weeks left before the sale, I am going to be very busy finishing the Shabbat Purses as well as some new mohair L-Shaped Shawls I hope to have ready. I'm sure this poor blog will continue to be ignored, once again, for a while longer.
I thought this would be a nice place to share photos of the making of a Shabbat Purse - from start to finish.