I thought I would do a combination of stamping and sewing for my first project. I used tea dyed calico to make my little calico fabric purse and the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue stamp set.
I cut two pieces of calico in a rectangle with a point at one end (rather like the shape of a house) and one piece of interfacing (optional) then stamped randomly with the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue rubber stamps in coffee archival ink. I cut a heart shape piece of calico and stamped the lady with parasol and then stitched to one of the stamped pieces. I added a strip of lace, then placed the stamped sides of the calico together with the piece of interfacing and stitched all the way round leaving a 3 inch opening on one side. I trimmed the seams before tuning inside out. Then I pressed and folded into the purse shape and stitched into place all along the edges. I added some braid and a tassel to finish.
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Stamps HERE