Monday, January 25, 2010

Creativity: "I saw it in the window and I just couldn't resist it!"

New Handbag

Kitchen Curtains

My family has a longstanding love of silly things. Growing up we watched Carol Burnett Show Specials (on vhs,) as a whole family, laughing uncontrollably at skits we'd seen dozens of times before. One of our favorites was Carol Burnett as "Scarlett O' Hara" wearing the drapes of her antebellum mansion as a beautiful "gown."  (Note: This clip won't be funny unless you've seen "Gone with the Wind" and, even then, it might not be funny unless you're hanging out with your nerdy family wearing matching outfits with your sister who is six years younger than you.) 

Because of all those silly family viewing parties, I've long wanted to make a dress from my drapes. Last week I settled for a handbag. I had some fabric left from the curtains I sewed with a friend of mine, last summer, and decided it was perfect! I made a lined handbag for everyday use that I love, love, love.  (Another friend of mine, had recently pointed out that I'd been using the same canvas tote for five years and, perhaps, I should consider a new bag. Needless to say, my old bag looked like Scarlett's tattered dress.)

So, now, if anyone should ask where I found my new bag, I'll, of course, respond, in my best southern belle drawl, "I saw it in the window and  I just couldn't resist it." 


Libby on January 25, 2010 at 1:00 PM said...

Ha Ha! We must have grown up in the same house! The tote is lovely!!!

Kaati Rocketts on January 26, 2010 at 7:32 AM said...

Thanks, Libby! I'm happy with it. Glad to hear other families were being silly, too.

Anonymous said...

THAT IS AWSOME!!!!! I wish I could remember an appropriate clip from the Carol Burnett show. Oh wait, there aren't any! It is all ridiculous and fabulous!!!!


Kaati Rocketts on January 27, 2010 at 1:56 PM said...

Remember the dentist clip? That was my favorite. :)

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