This past Thursday, after reading Star of the East's post, Nature Inspirations, I was so inspired to create purses with seahorse appliques again. Seahorses are quite fascinating creatures. According to Wikipedia "there are over 47 species of seahorse mainly found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. The male seahorse is equipped with a brood pouch on the ventral side. When mating, the female seahorse deposits the eggs in the male's pouch, which the male then internally fertilizes. The male carries the eggs until they emerge, expelling fully developed, miniature seahorses in the water. Throughout the male's incubation, his mate visits him daily for "morning greetings". The female swims over for about 6 minutes of interaction in which they change color, wheel around sea grass frond, and finally promenade, holding each other's tails. Then the female swims away until the next morning." Amazing!
The purse posted above is now available in my shop. I've got a few more in production as well. I think they will make the perfect summertime accessory!