There's a long story behind this purse so I'll just give you the summary.
I went into my sewing room one morning with the goal of tidying up. Within about 5 minutes I found a handful of these Liberty squares that were leftover from another project. I set them aside. A few minutes later I found this leather purse handle that I'd bought the first time I went to Quilt Market ... 5 years ago? ... when my girls were little and would have loved such a purse handle. Next thing I knew I was NOT tidying up, I was making this purse. However, my girls are too "grown up" for it now that they're 11 and 13, and all the other little girls I used to know are also grown up.
Sorry, that was the long story.
Anyhow, I'm hoping you know someone who isn't too grown up to enjoy such a sweet little purse.
It measures 7" x 7" x 1" and the patchwork is made entirely of Liberty prints or Liberty-inspired Japanese prints. The handle is real leather with a brass "Sunbonnet Sue" decoration. It's also detachable so the purse - should it happen to get soiled - can be washed without ruining the leather. They clip on and off easily, but they stay put when they're on. I like to use a polka dot for purse linings and there's a wee pocket inside with a "handmade" label.
This auction ends June 25 at 6:00 pm MST. Shipping is extra. I'll send a PayPal invoice to the winning bidder.