Monday, July 26, 2010

My love of all things Austen...and yellow.

Hi, guys!

I think I've finally gotten the blog straightened out. New layout, new header, a few changes to the music player, and I tried to clean up the sidebar a little. I took off a lot of the pictures (I miss you already, Cary Grant), but don't worry, they've only been moved to the new "My Favorites" page. I also made a few other little changes. Hope you enjoy! :)

Today I made myself a wallet. I make them to sell, but I had been using a (very cute, but very small) owl one from Target. It's sort of ridiculous that I didn't have one of my own, if you think about it. This idea has been floating around in my head for a while now. It's a "Pride and Prejudice" wallet. Have I mentioned that I love that book and movie? :) Anyway, I just found out about the Jane Austen Tour over at and decided to add this as an entry.

It's denim and yellow gingham, with the silhouette of Lizzie and Darcy from the lovely scene towards the end. I printed off the silhouette from here and used it to go by. The applique didn't turn out quite as good as I had hoped, because the denim has a slight stretch and frays really, really easily. Also, Darcy's nose got a little too pointy and Lizzie's facial features disappeared. After it was finished, it also occurred to me that the yellow circle (which I was hoping would resemble the sun, since the scene happens at dawn) actually looks like a moon. Not to mention I haven't embroidered in a month, so my stitches look sort of pathetic. Oh, well. It's mine, and I can endure a few little imperfections.

It's from this scene:

The yellow is actually pretty bright. I got a few yards of this fabric at a yard sale, and when I was cutting it, I realized that it smelled like an old lady's strange perfume. Eh.

So, my new wallet is a combination of my favorite movie/book and color. :) Now I just need to make myself a new bag.

Until next time,


  1. How in the world do you make wallets?!!
    Well I LOVE this one - so creative :)

  2. Awesome. That's my favorite scene (next to the almost kiss) and I want one! lol I LOVE this!!

  3. Wow, nice job! I really like that wallet. :) I'd never thought of doing a silhouette applique, but that's a great idea!


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