At that time I made primitive, whimsical and artsy dolls then began hooking items to sell. Small mats and purses were among the most popular but did sell a couple larger rugs . The very first purse I hooked was a pattern from a Kindred Spirits booklet. I kept the original to use as my 'money bag' at craft shows.
Then used the shape to design others. Each was lined with a small pocket and snap closure.
Cat purses were very popular so they sold as soon as one was hooked.
Hooked A Scrappy Cat purse with a primitive cat design.
I loved this Distlefink design by Lori Brechlin and of course it sold too.
There were many more purses made and sold over the years and don't have photos of all. Wow, looking back I sure did hook a lot of purses.
Speaking about purses..... my friend and frequent camp roomie Deb hooked one for me. I used it for a while but was afraid of ruining it so now it hangs as a piece of art in my home. It has a purchased twisted cord strap. Maybe I'll use it when going to April camp so I can show it to Cindy Irwin. Think she will be impressed with Deb's talent.
Happy hooking and hope the purses have piqued your creative self.