Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2: I love



a purse that only fits my keys and a wallet. And, for that matter, craft projects that are cheap and doable, like this buttercup sewing pattern (our poor printer is sick so I did not actually print out the pattern but eyeballed it... and aside for the fact that the mouth of the bag could be a little wider, I'm thrilled. And I made it with some fabric I picked up at the thrift store for 99 cents).
And I really do love that it's a small purse, one that only fits a couple of small items. Because as a mom I think that often I assume that I always need the big old bag, filled with snacks, distractions, diapers, and who knows what else. But this purse reminds me that there are moments that exist only for me. Moments when I can slip out by myself, with only my wallet and my keys. Moments that I can go to the store, the coffee shop, the bookstore, free as a bird, with a pretty purse on my shoulder and two free hands.
A sweet reminder of the fact that even as I am expanded and deepened by my love for these wonderful creatures I have been entrusted with, there's something that remains at my core that is uniquely me.


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11 comments:

Ginny said...

SO cute!

Kerry said...

Oh, it is so beautiful. I love what it represents too! The giant bag weighs me down in more ways than one some days!

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

So true, love that bag. My Momma-Bag gets big and weighty too-- how come that always happens?

Wonderful!

Once Upon A Parent said...

Adele that is awesome and you made it so quickly. I am impressed that you have the time to create all that you do with two little ones. And I LOVE the fabric and 99cents is the best price ever!

Irene said...

I love this bag! It is "bu-ful," just like Z said! :)

kyndale said...

so pretty, I love the fabric you found!

Adele said...

Thank you all for the encouragement!

Sarah Jane said...

Great bag! I am so sick of our diaper bag. Somedays I make the switch to my bag and it makes me oh so happy!

Anna said...

I think we must love a lot of the same things ... as I quite adore all that you list!

Emily @ Frilly Details said...

Oh, that's a cute bag!! Great job :)

heather said...

cutie purse!! nice work!! and i am so curious about your child zosia's name. i have a zhi. zosia is so unusual and intriguing. i have a thing for all names that start with z.... nice to meet you adele! love, heather