Milk Chocolate Bars and A Pretty Purse : Mixed Media Purse
This past Saturday we spent several hours at The Hershey Story in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hubby and I both grew up less than a few hours from Hershey,Pennsylvania and we never visited this museum dedicated to the history of Milton Hershey. For those of you that don’t know, Milton Hershey founded Hershey Chocolate. He was very generous with his money and started the Milton Hershey school for boys. I was not quite sure if my children would like it as it was a history museum but they had a lot of fun. Even my youngest had fun with the interactive exhibits.
This beautiful crystal torchere was created for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Milton Hershey purchased it for 5000 dollars and put it in the foyer of his mansion.
I just had to take a picture of this lovely tea set that the Hershey’s used on their table. Aren’t those cups gorgeous?
Creating the Purse
It has been a while since I stamped and painted a purse for my daughter so I thought it was about time. When I saw these stamps staring at me I knew they would be perfect. I purchased them over a year ago but have not found the time to use them.
I stamped my images on 4 different pieces of fabric plus the strap. My hand was cramping by the end but the extra time spent was well worth it.
At first, I contemplated stamping/painting the strap but I am glad I did.
I used PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paints to paint the images and a black pen to outline.
Making purses, dresses and accessories for my daughter is one of my favorite ways to spend my time. We even started a purse together today. She picked the stamps and painted it herself. We had one meltdown when it didn’t turn out exactly as she wanted (even though she picked it all out and did it herself). That’s when I decided it was time for a nap.
Happy Tea Day,