I don't know why but I have recently discovered that I love to sew by hand, which of course in this day and age, is a ridicules waste of time. So I have decided to consider it sort of like meditation to alleviate some of my guilty feelings about all the other things I should be doing. It kind of works.
As a side note I have actually tried meditation and found that I am remarkably inept at it. Who knew it actually requires a skill set that I don't have. How very impudent of me to presume that anyone could do it.
But enough about me.
On to the project:
Do you remember this pile of unruly neckties?
Well the pile is now a whole 6 ties shorter. Which still doesn't allow for very easy closing of the suitcase but the clutter bug part of my personalty considers it a small victory. "See" it says, to the sainer part of my brain, "Nener Nener, I did so to use those ties for something! And so what if I spent a kazillion hours of sewing by hand."
The necktie purse.
It's been done a thousand ways from Sunday but here is my version anyway.
Have a lovely day.