Sunday, May 30, 2010

A SMOKIN' LITTLE PURSE

Okay, truth in titling: My friend, Buddy, did the smokin'.

Then he gave me the cigar boxes to prove it, and they were the awesomest cigar boxes I've ever seen, bar none.



Never have I been so glad that someone I knew was a smoker! Unfortunately, never, also, have I been so busy, so the Big Bag o' Boxes lay in my sewing room floor for several weeks, lurking in the corner of the room, and tiptoeing into my head whenever they saw fit.

Then, the other night, I was sitting with my laptop, minding my own business, when DH declared his intention to go to sleep. I shut my laptop, and the thought was there, instantly: Okay. I have to make something now. ( If I go too long without creating, I get kinda itchy inside, somehow. Do you ever have those moments, when you just have to make something, have to let your creative impulses hold sway?)

Downstairs I trooped, and this is the result of that "make something now" moment:




This is, as it were, a prototype, and there are a few things I'll do differently next time, but on the whole I think the bag turned out really cool. I'm looking forward to doing one with lots of lace, a plaid one, a polka dot one, a floral....

10 comments:

Mollye said...

Oh I am swooning like a schoolgirl.Please tell Buddy to smoke faster and send me one of those little black boxes and I will do something nice for him. What you ask.............I don't have a clue. But I will do something very nice for both of you. Just name it. I think if I cannot make a smokin purse before my Boston trip it will just not be worth going on vacation. There I said it............lol

majeral said...

I HAVE TO HAVE ONE YOU MADE!!!!SPECIAL ORDER LOTS O PURPLE.
DON'T MAKE ME HAVE TO START SMOKING TO GET ONE. PLEASEEEEEE
I'll be your BFF....
You better start taking orders ME first.. cause I am short and have an owie foot

Athena said...

Wow! That's incredibly cool!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

That's the coolest cigar box I've ever seen! And what a clever idea to turn it into a purse! I love how you decorated it :)

NICO Designs said...

That is great! First, the box is awesome and then you turned it into something that I want!

Splendid Little Stars said...

absolutely super-fantastic!

BeadedTail said...

Oh I love it!

Patch said...

Oh I want that!!!

storybeader said...

when I saw the first picture, I thought that was the finished product! "How did she bend the box like that?" I wondered. WOW - it turned out great! I got a cigar box from a friend, and was thinking of using it for a book... lol

TiLT said...

wow. just wow. That looks so awesome. And what a unique cigar box shape. I have never seen one like that...not that I run across them often :P

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