I didn't have a restful sleep last night, and I'm paying for it today. I've been in a brain fog all day, that doesn't seem to be diminishing. I'm just - foggy, groggy, and now, bloggy.
But I managed to finish the wee purse. When I got back from my morning work, I took the purse apart and started the construction part again, because I conceived of a better, prettier way to finish it.
This was the second time I was taking the stitches out of this purse. Last night, I originally made it a different shape and size, more like a phone case or eyeglasses case than a purse. It looked like crap. Imagine if you will, a narrow, flat, boring small fabric bag. That's what I had at 11 p.m.
During my Downton Abbey viewing time, I had cut out four square (more or less) side panels and two half-circles for the bottom, planning to make a drawstring reticule (if you read Jane Austen, you'll know what that word means. If you don't - what's wrong with you??). But then I tried the flatter small bag idea, with only two side panels, and using the half-circle pieces as lower halfs of the panels, not a flat bottom. So it looked like a rectangle with one curved end. In other words, CRAP.
Went back to the reticule idea, and got the four side panels sewn into a tube, and the two half-circles sewn into a circle, to sew to one end of the tube. It was a little... on the stubby side, shall we say; a little too short to really hold anything.
So my finishing idea today was to add a green silk band to the top of the tube, and put the drawstring inside that band.