Purses / Treasure Bags (Sewing, Decor)

02/16/2011 at 5:43 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Decorating Purses in the Yucatan

I don’t know about all areas of the world, but in the Yucatan, the women love to create. And I am telling you — they are CREATIVE.  They can twist a little piece of ribbon into a beautiful rose. (Mental note: learn how to do that next time.)  They are wonderful with embroidery and have lots of talents. Although as it is with us all, I’m sure they get just as busy and don’t get free range of a craft table all that much.

This craft activity during my first year in the Yucatan was probably the top favorite.  We brought small canvas purses from the Oriental Trading Company (you can see in the picture, they don’t appear to be much later than 8 inches tall) and an array of ribbon, paint, thread, beads, and threw in whatever we had left from all the other days.

I recommend going easy on the glue and to make your samples ahead of time for this one, although it is really not necessary.

I think we tied this craft to a message about giving our worries to God (putting them away in the bag). I’m not sure how the women used the bags after we left!

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