My new dressy purse

I have been an online shopper for many years now – being an online merchant myself, I do practice what I preach. I’ve bought everything from coffee to computers and all with excellent results. My most recent purchase is a purse frame and pattern kit from Nicole Mallalieu Design. I must say, it’s probably been the best online shopping experience. The minute I placed the order, I receive an email confirmation. Then, a personalized email containing my invoice. Finally an email, once the pattern kit was shipped. The most important, and best part is that it arrived in a timely manner.

Yesterday, while it was dark and gloomy outside I was busy sewing my purse inside. Here’s what it looks like. Not bad huh?


Because I had never made a frame purse, I was a bit apprehensive at the start. I did run into a couple of snags here and there, but on the whole I am very pleased with the end result. And now that’ it’s finished I am happy with the sewing experience. The pattern and instructions are excellent.

And here are the shoes that the bag goes with.


I know it’s a bit matchy, matchy. But I am wearing them to a family wedding, so I figure it’s a very dressy occasion and being matchy is OK.