just phyllis

just phyllis
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FEBRUARY 5, 2013 6:47PM

A New Purse in the Making

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Ugh. Why haven’t I followed my dreams? I actually have a better question; do I still have the same dreams? And do I want to follow them?

Yes, I want to follow dreams. I want to create things. I am still modifying my design for my new purse. I’ve pretty much got it set, I just need to make it. Sort of a modified backpack is what it will be, big enough to carry my chromebook, and the straps will be set so they can either go over one shoulder or be worn as a backpack and will draw the top of the purse closed so no one can pilfer it. I’m thinking flower appliques made from various brown fabrics so they are discreet yet visible. I don't want dorky. And some bead work. You’ll never guess where I got the beads. This is very exciting. I wear flip flops in the summer, and I love the ones that are beaded on the straps. When the sandals get too funky to wear any more, I strip the beads off. Isn’t that great! And they have some really nice beads on those sandals. Each pair of sandals is in a different baggy.

Do you know what I do on weekends? I do nothing on the weekends except some laundry, a small bit of vacuuming and some dishes. Last weekend I had plans but it snowed, so the plans were cancelled. By me, of course, because I was going by myself. As I always do.

This is my problem: I need validation and adulation. I need someone to tell me that I am wonderful. So this is where you guys come in. I am going to make my purse and post pictures of it so you can tell me how wonderful it is. It’s unseemly to brag in person, so I will do it in VirtualLand. Hm hm hm.

purse 

Here are the raw materials for the purse. The brown on the lower right is the main fabric. I have three choices for the lining, two flamboyant and one sedate. I have burlap and fake fur. This is going to be an awesome bag... 

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Good luck and hope. You will find personal happiness on the internet.
You're wonderful Phyllis! I'll be the first one to tell you that. I know how you feel. I need validation and adulation too. But I can't make a purse. I can't even make a wallet.
Gary, a jealous designer would be wonderful!

Gerald, thanks!

Lyle, I seem to be more successful on the internet, anyway.

Margaret, you are wonderful, too! And you could make a purse, if you wanted to. I've never made a wallet- too complicated.
modify what you are able to . like our double headed venue which u grace.

"Ugh. Why haven’t I followed my dreams? I actually have a better question; do I still have the same dreams? And do I want to follow them?

Yes, I want to follow dreams. I want to create things. I am still modifying "

trick is to get good rem sleep and have REAL dreams. ha wow.
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m. in winter i sleep too much and just live in rem.
" do nothing on the weekends except some laundry, a small bit of vacuuming and some dishes. Last weekend I had plans but it snowed, so the plans were cancelled. By me, of course, because I was going by myself. As I always do."

oh take a nap.
James, I wish I could sleep. I should be asleep right now but can't settle. So here I am. "oh take a nap" is excellent advice.
rem is an endless supply of alternative reality trust me ..reach rem
James, I did. I then woke up in a not pleasant frame of mind and slept with the light on for the rest of the night.
My daughter made a wallet out of camo colored duct tape. I wonder if she still has it...
Coming from a craftswoman to a craftswoman, YOU CAN DO IT!!! I love making/embellishing things, myself. Nothing like the feeling of creating or re-creating something, especially because you know whatever you do will be original, and there will be at least one person a day who will see what you made and say, "where did you get that?" and you get to beam with pride and respond, "from my imagination." rated! can't wait to see pix.
Jenny, I would guess that she still has it. It's art!

theig86, it's a fun thing to do, isn't it? I follow patterns for my clothes, but everything else is freelance. I am so excited about this purse. It'll be a $500 bag, I think, when it's done. When I worked at Dillards I made my dresses, and the customers would ask me where I got them. That is some compliments.
I spent 9 years supervising convertible top production. Lots of sewing going on in my plant. Somehow I managed to very successful manage my dept without ever knowing how to sew. Crazy right? I even worked closely with R&D making new components, etc. Now I've inherited my mom's sewing machine and I'm on the cusp of dragging it out and playing with it, god forbid my thread breaks... pray for me.
I bet a few with-it university students would like show their style with a House of Phyllis purse: fun, versatile, locally made, more practical than Intro to Anthropology.
[r] you go, girl -- WONDERFUL woman!!! :-) best, libby
Jenny, there's always sewing classes. It can be scream worthy when the thread breaks, though, so feel free to yell.

Stim, a class on the anthropology of the purse. This could work.

Libby, thanks! You're always so positive; I love it.
o boy! a nightmare!
I sometimes sleep with the lights AND the tv on!
when I am most a-scared!
Can't wait to see the finished product! I've always sewed so I know the joy! I'll show you mine - if you show me yours! R
James, another thing we have in common.

Marilyn, it's going to be another week now, I decided to be sick this weekend instead of creative. :( But I will gladly share! I can't wait to see yours!
Looking forward to the finished bag...
Thanks, Myriad. Since writing this I have come up with how I'm going to do the sides. Going to be awesome.
I cannot wait to see this purse..:)
HUGGGGGGGGGGGG
Thanks, Linda!

~WAAAAAAAAAAAVE!!!!!!!!~
(I'm contagious right now.)