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."