It also prompted me to make a vow to repay Miki with crafted gift of my own. My specialty is formal gowns, but I wanted to gift something practical so I thought of a purse. I, myself, am a huge fan of coin pouches. Here's a few of my earlier drafts:
I even designed this uber cute heart pouch
So I went back to the drawing board and thought of Miki. I looked at the colors on her blog and reread our online conversations. In the end this was my new color combo:
Using canvas print, metallic fashion foil and yellow vinyl.
I spent much of today free handing this purse.
I wanted it to be a cross from a coin purse, a backpack, and a hobo bag.
Here's the end result:
This chain is metal, not plastic.
I added pleating details on the front.
It didn't show up well here, but I added my "Kindred Dreamheart" label:
I used a heavy duty zipper. It gets snagged sometimes but it's durable.
I plan to mail this pretty out on Monday.
I really hope she likes it.
This was so much fun, I'm strongly considering making a line of Kindred Dreamheart handbags.