I got a nice surprise in the mail - the purse frames I have been waiting for. So while I was coloring my hair last night I read the finishing directions. Then I realized that I forgot something else on the Mermaid Purse. She is supposed to have a pearl necklace. I have some seed pearls somewhere. Could I fine them? Nope. So I settled for seed beads.
Then I went stash diving to find some dupioni silk for backing the purse. This is a nice color. The computer may not show that it is a light aqua.
I thought I should wait until I have better light to decide if this is too light or not. I literally found some thread on the floor of my sewing room that had no tag so I didn't know it's color number. But it looked like a good choice for the twisted cording that goes around the edge of the purse.
The directions say to line the purse with light ultrasuede. I didn't know there was a "light" ultrasuede unless she means a light color. I'm not sure I have enough cream color ultrasuede for the lining so I may have to go to the store.
I got three purse frames. (If you know me, you'll understand) So I have the choice of these two for Off With Her Head.
I think I like the more ornate one.
I'm not really in a finishing mood but we'll see what gets accomplished today.
The days are going fast, 8 days until the tour.