One of my thrift store finds on Saturday morning was this cheery little 13-cent placemat.
It’s become this cheery little purse.
This was a fun project from start to finish. I had the black plastic handles already. The fabric was a leftover scrap from another purse project last fall. Even the closure was a no-cost feature. I liberated the black cord from the chic little paper shopping bag I got when I bought conditioner at my salon last week (I would have declined the bag altogether, but I knew those cord handles would come in handy soon!)
The big pearly button isn’t a button at all, but an old clip-on earring sewn firmly into place.
The bag was a nice summery addition to my drab black outfit for work yesterday. It also gave me an excuse to wear these fun red espadrilles that I got with my sister in Chicago last weekend. I got compliments on both of them all day long.
The reds don’t match very well. Did this bother me? It did not.