Note: I was going to postdate this entry, you know, to keep things spread out. It makes my OCD happy to keep it even. But I was scolded for such shenanigans, and so I will postdate no more. If I get lazy and put off posting, I will just have to deal with the gap in my dates. So there, OCD.
Ok, I know you've all seen The Little Mermaid. And I know you know the part at the beginning where she's exploring the sunken ship for human treasures, and putting them in her pretty little coral colored bag. Well, I have always loved that bag. Many of my purses bear a suspicious resemblance to Ariel's treasure bag. Well, when I made a second bag from that purse I took apart, it came out a bit more narrow than the original, and it reminds me a lot of Ariel's bag. I'm in love with it. It was accidental, but I'm going to keep the changes, and from now on, I will call it the Mermaid Purse.
This one was made with some fabulous green corduroy-ish fabric that Jennifer gave me ages ago. I used a lighter interfacing in it, and I like the way this one drapes better. I also used the magnetic closure from the original bag on this one, instead of a zipper, so I think that helps as well. On the other hand, the strap needs more interfacing. I think that I will be redoing the straps on both these bags, because they are too wide, and too floppy.