I made this purse for a very special young woman in my family who is currently going through treatment for breast cancer. Her father, who happens to also be my husband, told me that she and her sister find special meaning in the song You are my Sunshine. I had never made a musical purse before, but this seemed like the perfect blending of music box movement and purse. It is an ornamental purse, for sure. Meant to sit prettily on a shelf and cheer a fighter on, or to play the music box in case of an emergency need of a hug. Even though it looks like it is made of leather, the box is clad in a paper product made to look like a brownish red crocodile skin. Winning, all around.
And, yes, together we will and ARE winning over cancer.