Practice makes pretty

March 24, 2004

I spent Sunday afternoon re-learning how to use my sewing machine. I spent half of that afternoon trying to thread the needle. I started a new project, a mini project, on a whim. I had no pattern, no instructions and no earthly clue what I was doing. I just had an idea, and I thought it could be cute. My sloppy efforts were unsuccessful.

Tonight, I decided to try one last time, and, voila, it worked! Here is the tiny fruit of my labor: a mini billfold wallet in brown corduroy lined in pink felt.

It’s the perfect size for an ID and a couple bucks, and it fits in very small handbags. In fact, I modeled it after my favorite going-out wallet, the one I take when I am going to a bar or a show or somewhere fancy and don’t want to lug everything I normally lug around with me.

My next project? A mini tote bag, I think. I’ll have to start it sooner than later, though, before I forget how to use my sewing machine again.


  1. Caroline says:

    you really should make more of these and sell them on ebay! i’m sure a lot of people would bid… *me included*!!

  2. Sarah R. says:

    Oh so pretty! I would bid on one, too!

  3. lisaann says:

    i want one, too dude.

  4. josie says:

    adorable, you should sell them via ebay.

  5. penelope says:

    Beautiful! I’d buy one…especially seeing as my sewing ability is nil.

  6. Ani says:

    LOL. You sound like me and knitting. Good luck!

  7. daniele young says:

    awe, c… your attempts paid off. it’s adorable! and the scalloped edges are delicious. can’t wait to see more. xo

  8. christine says:

    Thanks, everyone. There definitely will be more to come. Soon, but not too soon.

    Maybe not on eBay, but perhaps somewhere else in a web space near you…!

  9. Brandi says:

    YAY! It looks great!

  10. Alli says:

    Those are so cute! I think I may make myself one sometime.

  11. Macy says:

    oh wow, that’s so pretty!

  12. lucia says:

    hehe…why do you tease us like that? i can’t wait to see more. hopefully i could see one up close and personal. ooohhhh that would be so lovely, to have one of my own. you. *poking christine* you go girlfriend! i love how you inspire me to have me leap up from my lazy butt to start creating. only problem now… now that i’m up how do i start… *scratching head*

  13. Gracey says:

    That is so pretty!! ^_^

  14. LaLa says:

    you’re so artistic and amazing!
    i really loike your words and all those tiny little things you created :)

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