Pretty and Practical
It’s Whitney’s birthday this weekend, and since she has been such a great boss AND friend over the last year, I wanted to make her something that would be both pretty and practical.
With a full time job, plus the shop, plus a 2 year old (and another on the way) Whit always has lots going on. And I have noticed a number of times how much paperwork she carries with her.
Quite a while back I had seen a hanging file holder that looked more like a purse. It was practical, but definitely not pretty. I figured I could make something that was a little more Whitney’s style. (As always, click to make larger)
It looks like a regular handbag from the side, but inside it holds lots of hanging files.
Inside one of the files I made a coupon that is good for one major paperwork overhaul and filing into her new bag. I like to do that kind of stuff – I find it very satisfying. Cleansing even.
I played around a bit with some new stamps that I was given as a gift (thanks Ellen!) and I created a card that was a little different from any I have done before.
There is something about those square little embellishments that I really like. I don’t know why I haven’t been using them more often.
I think Whitney really liked her gift, and I can definitely see myself making more of these in the future. I am just glad the first one turned out ok!