Ah, but you ought to see the winner....... and you WILL. When the purse pictures are posted to the CQI blog, I'll link you to it. The winner was Kathy Shaw, and her The Queen's Garden purse was, in a word, STUNNING. She deserved first place.
But, since I can't show you her pictures or blog about that, you'll have to settle for second best, hehehe. Actually, the voting was close - her purse had one more vote than mine. So, without further ado, let me show you "I Love Paris".
The Poodle Side
This purse was conceived and designed last year when I purchased that vintage trim for $8.00. That's a view of the back of it - you'll see a nicer view of it when I show you the other side of the purse. Every inch I bought is on that purse.... And that pink rhinestone heart that's attached to the strap at the upper left.... that was a gift to me from Gerry K when she visited in February. Little did she know that I'd have a use for it so soon!
It was fun to come up with ideas and motifs for this purse...... and I'm going to show you my design and construction processes in the next few blog entries.
The Eiffel Side
There's a better view of the trim. I really tried to make this an over-the-top frou-frou purse. I had so many ideas that I couldn't include - I really should do a companion piece to include them all!
Ooh la la!!!
So, stay tuned. Next post I'll show you how I pieced this, and you'll be able to see the fabrics I selected, the piecing process (lots of curves) and how I researched ideas....