Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Happy Little Handbags Make Me Glad

Why is it that the ink in our printer always runs out the morning that I plan to address Christmas cards?


This seems to happen every year, so you might think that I would be prepared. 

The truth is that I thought I was prepared. Right before we moved in September I bought not one, but two, ink cartridges for this very purpose. The last thing I wanted to do was to have to spend $50 in printer ink in December.  

However, I cannot find nor remember where in tar-nation I put that extra box of stashed "Christmas Ink".

Of course, the minute I finish hand writing 75 Christmas cards that little cartridge will show up. 

In the meantime, to completely shut down Christmas Card production, as well as tiring out my writing hand, I have spent this afternoon making handbags.  

Teeny, tiny, paper handbags for Christmas decorations that will hang on my tree. 

On Saturday I found this book in hardback at our library. I was sort of in a hurry so I just grabbed it off the top shelf with the hopes that I might have a free moment later to look inside. 

That very night, while in my fuzzy pajamas and sipping some decaf, the book magically opened to the exact page where these sweet little ornaments were displayed, and it was love at first sight.  

I have scoured the Internet for a template for these sweet little morsels of handbaggy goodness, so you could make one too. But the only one I could find was this one, go check it out. It's cute too. 

All that to say, my Christmas cards may not be sent on time this year, but my Christmas tree is going to be very well accessorized.

La Vida Dulce!

10 comments:

Darcie said...

So cute. Leave it to you to accessorize even your tree...I'm going to just call you Martha from now on, 'mkay?

Rae said...

I, unfortunately, hand addressed my Christmas cards yesterday. It took 2 hours! Yikes!! I absolutely LOVE these little purses. Amazingly adorable. I want a handbag tree!!!!!

Tanya said...

Too cute!! I do a ton of paper crafts, so I've made and stamped similar items, but never for my tree. My hubby has a fit over the one porcelien Victorian boot ornament I have. (My grandma hand-painted it for me twenty years ago.) He always finds it first then hangs it on the *back* of the tree.

Kelly said...

Those are so adorable! Good luck finding that ink and I hope you're feeling less worried today...

Heather said...

Those are so cute!

Michele said...

You are so very crafty! I am so proud of you!

Chel said...

Those are beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Soooo cute!!!

Shelley a.k.a. Momma said...

So cute! you are gonna show us the tree right?!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh my goodness, I want to make these! I especially love that last little one...so cute and classy.