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Saturday, March 5, 2011

New purse for the Fur Ball

Hello everyone,

We are busy as little bee’s getting all of our things ready for the Annual Fur Ball / Masquerade Party for the Local Humane Society.

Yes it is Carnival Season once again - the last time to party before the rigorous fasts of the Lenten Season begins. This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and we Christians start preparing for the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Christ on Easter morning. Today’s culture is no where near as rigorous about fasting and doing penance for our sins as in days of old so the idea behind Carnival and Mardi Gras are lost in antiquity.

No. Really! It isn’t a time for getting drunk , and showing your boobs for brightly colored beads.

But then I digress - my post today is about Sir Knight’s and my preparations to get ready for our Masquerade Ball. Benefits of the party go to our local Animal Shelter -so we are thrilled to be able to attend this year.

Yesterday while I was laying things out to make sure we were ready -I was aghast -to find I didn’t have a suitable purse for the occasion. There was nothing I could do but make one - so I scavenged through the closets and found one of my moms old purses (probably about 20 years old) but only used once.

So here is what I began with. Pretty and maybe timeless - but so not me.

I had some crazy glasses Sir Knight and I picked up on one of our trips to the dollar store. - made some yo-yo flowers from Mardi Gras design fabric - cut a few little items from pictures I found on the web - and used some beads and coins I had left over from a party many years ago.

Here is what it looks like now - after I embellished it. And I will be linking this post up with Anna at Frosted Petunias Purse Challenge for March.

I think it’s the cat’s meow and will be the hit of the Ball this evening.

Got to run - we still have a few more things to get done before the party.



Brian said...

Looks purrty darn festive!

Linda said...

I love all the sparkle and love the bright colors..You brought life to this bag.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wowzzzzzzzzzzzza! You partied-up that purse!!! :-)

Oh yes Lent! Horrors from my younger days. I was one of those O/C Catholics who drove herself bonkers, with Lenten Rules! :-((((( I can still shudder at the memories.

I know the Rules now, are nothing like they used to be. But I'm still so glad that I've moved beyond all that stuff. Wwwwwhewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... :-)

Hope the Ball was....... A BALL!!!

Katnip Lounge said...


I wish I was creative like that. It's a gift.

Tracy said...

You are ready to go Girl! You will be shinin' for certain~

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That is so neat. A party purse.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Sua Bolsa também é maravilhosa!!!
convidativa para Festejar o carnaval!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

So fabulous..what a stunning are so talented! gorgeous post full of beauty and charm! Shine on...

Toni said...

Ok... this is just wonderful !!!!love love Mardi Gras and this is a purrrfect bag to wear @ the ball !!!

Jaluza Scrap said...

Amei este visual "Carnaval".
Obrigada pelo teu carinho.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What a fantastic makeover! I love it!

Electra said...

This is really magical! I love the eyeglasses!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I love it! and what a great cause for a ball!!! I have always wanted to go to mardi gras.

CuddlyBunny said...

*NOW* this bag is timeless! A custom art piece for the Mardi Gras celebrant!

Your eye for shapes and layout here is outstanding!

Asas à imaginação said...

Hi, Penny!
Your bag for the Maskerade Party is fantastic!!!
Here in Brazil we are in Carnaval, come here with your fabulous carnival bag...come on!!!
A big hug for you!

Frosted Petunias said...

Being that my birthday is on Mardi Gras this year I have to agree that this is a purrr-fect party bag! Love the fab party trim and an absolutely wonderful cause. Thank you for sharing and for playing along :)


Mrs A. said...

Totally in keeping for Mardi Gras.
Love all the colours. Super.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Awesome bag. I love the purple glasses!

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Great party purse.

Selma said...

You are so artist. I like very much your new style bag.

Wendy said...

Flash that Bag and everyone will be tossing the beads. How cute and perfect for Mardi Gras.
wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland