Wednesday, 7 November 2012

UR Priceless - Day 3



Welcome to England and thanks for stopping by! Make yourself comfortable while I share with you my little purse.
I saw the lovely picture above for the blog hop and decided that I *NEEDED* one of this beauty too!

I picked 2 heavy weight fabric for the outside of my purse
The red is off cuts from a tea towel and the black is a remnant of furnishing fabric.
And for the inside, I used a scrap of Moda red that I had in my scrap basket.
The purse is quite easy to construct and the instructions that Madame Samm had written for us were well detailed with plenty of pictures. The purse goes together very easily if you follow what she says! I am not on for pinning extensively and when I tried to assemble the pieces together, I thought 3 pins would be enough (one at each corner and one in the middle). Well it isn't as my fabric moved slightly and then the points didn't meet at the bottom of my purse. I could have left it but I didn't like it so I unpicked and sew it again after pinning a lot!

The frame of the purse was a bit hard to find on this side of the Atlantic as I didn't want postage to cost me more than the frame really! But I ordered a pack of 3 from Arlene on Etsy and the frames arrived quite quickly from Hong-Kong (less than 2 weeks) ! Yes you read correctly, I ordered not one but three. I haven't had chance to make more than one for now, but I am planning 2 more (at least) as I think it would be a great teacher's gift!
I was dreading sewing the frame on the purse as I had never tried anything like this before, but it was easy actually! This is my finished purse, I love how it turned out. Now if money could grow on plants too, I would easily fill my purse!
Thanks to Madam Samm and Katherine for organising the blog hop! You can find the whole blog hop schedule on Katherine's blog here.

Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of your tour!
Today you are invited to visit my fellow Priceless Peeps:

Celine

65 comments:

  1. oh it turned out very sweet!

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  2. Love your choice of fabrics! Thank you for sharing and have fun making more coin purses.

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  3. OH, 3 cheers for trying something new! Your purse is adorable. (And if I hear of a plant growing money, I'll let you know!!)

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  4. Good job. Love your fabric choices.

    pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Yay! Way to go Celine, your coin purse is so charming. Great job trying something new and conquering the challenge so beautifully. Looking forward to seeing the purses you make with the other 2 frames!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

    UR Priceless!

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  6. Beautiful purse! I love the color combination.

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  7. very nice job. Your purse turned out lovely.

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  8. It looks great well done - I ordered more than one too!

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  9. Great job! Thanks for hopping with the rest of us!

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  10. Sweet coin purses! Thanks for showing.

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  11. Wonderful job. I love that you can use up some of your smallest pieces of fabric, any type of fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Your purses are very cute. Thanks for sharing

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  13. These little purses are so pretty!

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  14. Great little purse! They are addicting for sure!

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  15. I adore stripes...love our cute wee bag.....you did good

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  16. Your purse turned out great. Love the lining you chose for it.

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  17. I had a similar problem with pinning! Love the red and black- it works so beautifullly

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  18. Such lovely fabric and your coin purse is adorable!

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  19. Love the stripes = very lovely. Judy C

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  20. Great purse! and thank you for the etsy link - I'm in the UK too!

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  21. Hi!!! It is very pretty!!! I love the musical note fabric you used on the lining!!! Thank You

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  22. What a nice fabric selection and such a pretty purse.

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  23. I love your choice of fabrics, not just color selection (which is wonderful) but the linens you used. don't worry here in the good old U.S. of A. we had trouble getting the clasps too, I ordered mine from china too. 4 weeks shipping lol

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  24. You did a great job. Love the fabrics you choose.

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  25. Great job and I love your lining fabric. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I loved your fabric choices! blessings, marlene

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  27. Lovely job, Celine! I like the stripes you used for the front and back, too! :)

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  28. lovely work thanks for sharing!

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  29. I must make some of these for Christmas gifts - thanks for sharing your project and the inspiration!

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  30. Lovely. I enjoy using my scraps (most of my faves) and up-cycling to a sweet project, just like this.

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  31. Very cute.Thanks for sharing!!

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  32. Beautiful fabric choice and love how your little coin purse turned out priceless. Sew Sweet! Thanks for joining in on the hop. Judith, Texas

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  33. Your wee purse is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing with us all.

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  34. Your purse is so pretty! I love the red lining! Great job!

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  35. Your purse is beautiful - how clever to use a tea towel!

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  36. Love your fabric choice! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Thanks for sharing, lovely little ourse ☺

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  38. Rosemary B here: super cutie colors
    love the way this one turned out, thank you for sharing

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  39. Enjoyed reading about your experience making this little purse. It is very handsome.

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  40. What a great way to up-cycle! Your coin purse is pretty :)

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  41. Very pretty, I loved the red and black,thanks for sharing.

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  42. Good for you, to try something new! Your fabric choices were perfect. Well done.

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  43. Well done! I like the colours.

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  44. Great job Celine, I bought 3 too, they are addicting and I wish I had more. Thanks for sharing in the hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  45. Really nice fabric choices. You do good work.

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  46. I like the stripes. Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. I like the stripes. Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. How cute! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

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  49. Money growing on trees sounds spectacular! Even better you could take grafts and make more trees and then the possibilities are endless. lol Lovely little purse. Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  50. Great job...love the fabrics...thanks for sharing :o)

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  51. Your purse is lovely! I ordered 6 sew ins and 5 glue ins!! I had difficulty matching the bottom seams at first too, until I figured out I had to overlap the two pieces rather than lining them up.

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  52. Nice little purse. thanks for sharing

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  53. Good to hear that you were able to get your frames for your cute purse (and for the others that you will be making). Great work :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am at our daughter, son in law, and grandbaby's home visiting, but wanted to stop by and check out the amazing coin purses!

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  54. Beautiful little purse! If you find that money tree please send me some seeds from it so I can get one growing here! LOL!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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