I would love to start this post off by saying WOW!!!! The Christmas blog hop was so fun and ALL the comments I received were so inspiring and humbling as well!!! It just blows my mind away that so many people had such wonderful things to say about my art and my blog!!!!
So BIG THANKS YOUS to each and every person who left a comment and to all my NEW followers as well.!!! WOW!!! The winner will be announced at the end of this post.
So, I decided to show you what I made recently...
I wanted to show off my new wallet!! I made it out of my favorite Ricky Timms fabric.
...and before you ask.... There is NO pattern. When I make my bags and such I never use a pattern. I just wing it. Okay, maybe sometimes I use a pattern for purses. But, usually I don't. I just bought these business card holders that you would put in a calendar, and built the wallet around them.
The fluffy strings you saw on the top photo..hold all the pages in place. I just threaded them through the spine of the cover and through each page and then out of the spine again. Then tied the strings into knots. (my kids in the pictures above)
You can buy all kinds of pockets to use in your wallet too! I put my coupons, cards, and receipts in these pockets.
I even put a zipper pocket in to hold my change.
And a pocket in the front to hold my check book and money. Then added a closure with yo-yo's and a snap...and you have a wallet. This little wallet gets a lot of attention when ever I pull it out.
Well, on to my give-a-way....again I would like to thank every one for the wonderful nice things you all said to me...It was very sweet and inspiring!!
......drum roll please.........
and the winner of the tree skirt pattern is.....
Linda from Little Bits and Pieces!! You need to email me with your address so I can mail this really cool pattern out to you. Congrats!!!!
Thanks again for stopping by and following my art journey!