When I picked up my latest finished needlepoint project, I felt like Christmas in April had arrived.
I have a unique love for all things crafted and have bought many a finished needlepoint handbag on eBay and ETSY. Then I got an urge. I had to make one of my own. I did a random search on eBay for handbag canvases and this popped up:
I could do that. Just fill in the background. And I love red. I loved red poinsettias. And I’d never made a Christmas bag before—SOLD!
Here’s what happened in stages:
I took my finished canvas to my local shop to be made into a bag. I knew what size tote and handle length I wanted. The shop ladies are terrific in helping, too.
And now for the finished product:
So what do you think? Like the size? The color? Would you have picked a different background color? Would you make a handbag just for Christmas?
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