I think everyone needs to read what Jodie has to say about the Stitches and Craft Show. It's the post I've been trying to formulate in my poor little overworked brain these last few weeks and haven't been able to find the words. She says it all. Jodie also points over to Jennie, who has very nicely made a linky list of Incubator bloggy-types who you should really come and say hello to at the show.
And now I'd like to introduce The Straw That (Nearly) Broke the Camel's Little Overworked Brain..... known to those-in-the-know as the "Party Purse".
The Party Purse is a cute little wristlet with an optional draped detail (which can be on one side, both sides or not included at all). It has a zippered closure (a different method from the Coin and Make-Up purses) and darted shaping in the body of the purse. It's a quick-fix project for those afternoon "Yikes! I need a bag to match my outfit by this evening" moments.
It's $15 for the pattern and the product code is P1001.
If you're just beginning to branch out from beginner sewing projects, this is an excellent choice. It will teach you a few tricks without being too daunting. If you've used (and learned from) my other bag patterns, you can add rings and detachable straps and change it into a small shoulder bag or handbag.
It'll have its first outing at the Stitches and Craft Show. To celebrate, there's going to be a SUPER GOOD DEAL involving it.... at the show. You have to come.
If you'd like to order the Party Purse Pattern online, it's on the website. Leah's holding the fort while I'm away and will be answering enquiries and processing orders as efficiently as ever this week. Go on... give her something to do!
See you at - or after - the Show!