Thursday, November 15, 2007

rain and a wallet

Today it is raining hard and I'm finding it difficult to have any motivation to do anything around the house. I did take a shower, only to put some pajamas back on. At least I'm clean, right? I shipped the scarves out on Tuesday and I'm glad to have that out of my hair. I find it really difficult to sew a lot of the same things at once. I'm a lot more product when I have a couple of projects going on at once. Something about controlled chaos I suppose.

I spent the better part of yesterday working on this wallet.

The outer fabric I got at Hancock's last week when the decorator fabrics were 50% off. I am in looove with it and I'm tempted to go buy more. Since it's so dreary out the pictures aren't the best, but I did need an opinion on the button. What do you think? With or without?

This may find itself in my etsy shop a little later on today. We'll see if I get my act together. Otherwise you can find me sleeping on the couch.

15 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

With button for sure.

BTW, how is Isaiah?

lera said...

I think the button is cute, however I can see it getting torn off when I shove it in my purse. Maybe a smaller one? One not as bulky?

jessi said...

It looks great! So well made!

Stephanie said...

You have such a great knack for coordinating fabrics! I love the new design. I think I like it better without the button.

Mary said...

Katie, that is so pretty! I think I like it better without the button. I've seen that fabric in black on white (or off white) at my Hancock's and have been trying to justify buying some for ... something.

iSew said...

I love the button , but I agree with lera, I think it might get torn off. It reminds me of a coffee bean though. yummmm
Gorgeous wallet btw. Those fabrics are great!

Cici said...

lovely. lovelier without the button, imo. or something smaller.

I am Jen said...

I *heart* the wallet! It looks great with that old button. And yes, sewing the same thing in huge quantities stinks. I get really bored with it and get into ruts. That's when I start doing something bizarre like the 12 Days of Christmas!

Breanna said...

So pretty! My vote is for no button... Hope your weekend is lovely.

Anina said...

I know what you mean. I made 5 scarves and felt like I never wanted to see another one again in my life.
I love the wallet.
I vote for no button. It's cute, but may not be practical in a purse and the fabric is so cute nothing should take the attention away from it.

Jody said...

Love the fabric! I vote no button, just for the ease of getting it in and out of a purse.

Heidijayhawk said...

i'm feeling he love with that fabric!! well done wallet as well!

Katie said...

love your work! you do a great job!

Chara Michele said...

Love the wallet! I vote for no button:)

African Kelli said...

That is pretty much the sweetest wallet I've ever seen. So nicely done! Did you create the pattern too? Jeez woman!
I say button. I like the detail and it will give it some extra heft. Here's to clearer skies and a wonderful Thanksgiving to you and your family.