so this year as her birthday approached, i knew that i needed to find just the right gift. since i get the weekly updates from moorehouse, i had my eye on another kit..... a felted purse. an alligator purse. it was easy to make, but i will admit that it was labor intensive. lots of scales to knit and form. there is a knitted lining inside so it is very usable. i had in the stash the best handles, but there was bloodshed attaching them.
i had found just after christmas, the board book of 'the lady with the alligator purse' and knew that would be the finishing touch in the gift. i put it on top of her gift bag, and she opened it first. she even read it aloud to all of us gathered. she read with glee as the story progressed and the lady was so naughty! at the end of the book, she reached into the gift bag and pulled out her purse. so, my naughty sister is now offically the lady with the alligator purse.