The Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group recently hosted a "royal renaissance heart pocketbook" swap. The foundationfor this little project was a paper mache heart box, which was painted and jewelled to resemble the pocketbook ladies wore at their waist in times gone by.
This is the gorgeous pocketbook I received from my swap partner, Melanie, who also happened to be our lovely hostess for the event.
This is the pocketbook I made for her.
The inside was lined with luscious purple velvet ...