Thursday, July 14, 2016

Under the Sea Hand Bag Completed!

Yay! I finally completed a 2016 goal shared on my UFOs and Other Projects to Complete Page! 

(Note: If you visit the link above in 2017 or later, the list will have changed.)

Some of you may remember way back in January of 2015, I planned to turn this piece of embroidery into a purse to sell in my Etsy shop(You may have also noted by my empty shop that I am not quite comfortable selling what I make. That may need to change soon...)

You may also remember when I received this gorgeous needle painted amaryllis from my friend at Little Orphan Stitch

(You may see more details about it here.)

In the back of my mind, I believe my dear friend asked me to let her know when I finished this hand bag. So, I thought it would be fun to surprise her with it instead.

It is not perfect, but I do hope she likes it!

It was fun to create!

Now that she has received it, I may share it with you all.

I would love to hear what you are working on at the moment.

Thanks for stopping by!


Shell - Little Orphan Stitch said...

I love it! I love it! I love it! I thought my mom was going to steal it yesterday when she saw it!

Renee said...

I am SO glad you like it! :) How fun that your mom likes it too.

Sheryl S. said...

Gorgeous bag, it has turned out really lovely and makes a splendid gift.

Laurie said...

It's adorable, Renee! I'm sure your friend will cherish it for many years to come.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your bag turned out great - it's no wonder your friend is thrilled with it. How nice to surprise her!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your bag turned out beautiful!

And your post reminded me that it's been ages since I worked on my Under the Sea embroidery. I may have to carve out some time to sit and stitch this weekend.

Queeniepatch said...

It's a delightful little bag! Nice to finish, nice to give away, and nicer still to recieve!

Mii Stitch said...

Ooh that's a nice handmade surprise for your friend :)
I like all the little details.
It's lovely!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness....beautiful! What a gift to give. So adorable!

crazyQstitcher said...

What a charming gift you created for your friend who sounds delighted to have it.
I've not tried attaching the closure to fabric yet as it looks tricky.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It's a wonderful gift. OF COURSE she loved it!!
BTW...You can definitely sell your work!!
xx, Carol

Justine said...

What a beautiful purse - no wonder your friend loved it! Great work.

Brigitte said...

Oh Renee, what a beautiful little purse you made. Such a perfect gift for a friend.