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    after working on my black and white blocks all day yesterday, I wanted to be a little more creative today, so dug out a kit I bought a year or so ago. I pretty much bought it just for the handle, their fabrics were very old fashioned and not my cup of tea. So I substituted my own choices and made this.....




    It's not sitting particularly well on the desk, but you get the idea!
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    Now that is one cute purse. Love the hardware also!

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    Pretty purse!

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    Here's a better photo.... hubby suggested stuffing it because it wouldn't sit straight, so I used his socks! lol

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    That's really cute!!!

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    That is sooooo adorable! (And, your hubby is a smart man. My hubby also makes helpful suggestions when I'm working on a piece. He's supportive, like your hubby, and the suggestions are mostly really good ones I don't think of, myself).

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    It's one of his better suggestions! LOL

    I collect butterfly fabrics, I have quite a few, but this is the first time I've actually CUT into one! How bad is that! LOL

    We went out last weekend and I was surprised I didn't have a nice wee bag to pop my car keys and phone in. Now I do! :-)


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    that is just toooooooo cute! :thumbup:
    since it doesn't "sit well" on your desk, perhaps you'll mail it to me. i'll bet it sits just fine on my desk! :lol:

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    Wow!! Blue that is just delightful, it is sooo elegant, you would have to wear your poshest frock to do it justice, it's fit for a Queen!! :D

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    Wow BC....I love it! Didn't realize it was that small, but it is a tiny thing and sooo cute! I would have bought it just for that handle too!

    (Smacky kisses to your DH for being so smart!) :wink:

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    Ok y'all have to just STOP it.. there's another project on the list!! :P

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    Thats cute, my mom had one shaped like that, it had beads she loved it. :D

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    Oh!!! I just love your little evening purse. The hardware is beautiful, well worth buying the kit for.

    Your hubby is a nice guy to help you with ideas. Mine doesn't do creative thinking, at all.

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    I love it. The fabric you chose is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    It's one of his better suggestions! LOL

    I collect butterfly fabrics, I have quite a few, but this is the first time I've actually CUT into one! How bad is that! LOL

    We went out last weekend and I was surprised I didn't have a nice wee bag to pop my car keys and phone in. Now I do! :-)
    What a great bag! I love the fabric! That is my favorite kind of fabric for Kaleidoscopes! It would work up into a great Kaleidoscope project!

    I use to make purses years ago. I love to see how others make them!

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    That is wee! Thank you for sharing, I love the hardware also. Nice to have a man around the house! Expecially one who is helpful and sharing! :lol:

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    love it and you were right to buy it just for the hardware it makes the purse. Really beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Here's a better photo.... hubby suggested stuffing it because it wouldn't sit straight, so I used his socks! lol
    Great suggestion by your DH. Wow you really made me chuckle when you said you stuffed it with his sox :lol: . But hey worked out great!

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    Cute, cute, cute!

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    That is so cute! Too bad you've had it sitting around too long for us all to order the kit - but just in case it's still available --- details please :wink:

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    Question: How much hand work is involved in such a tiny purse?

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    There's no handwork! :-)

    Well... apart from attaching the handle, and that's just backstitching through the holes in the metal frame. I used a forest green embroidery thread.

    The kit is still available, but I bought it from a shop that I've since found out regularly rips off New Zealand Quilt Designers. They have been found guilty in court twice of taking people's designs and putting their own name on it, and there is a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting they're still doing it.

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    oooooooooooooo pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    There's no handwork! :-)

    Well... apart from attaching the handle, and that's just backstitching through the holes in the metal frame. I used a forest green embroidery thread.

    The kit is still available, but I bought it from a shop that I've since found out regularly rips off New Zealand Quilt Designers. They have been found guilty in court twice of taking people's designs and putting their own name on it, and there is a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting they're still doing it.
    That's not nice....but I must say the purse is just gorgeous. It's so petite, and I love the fabrics you've chosen.

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    So cute! Love the butterflies. Did the hardware come in the kit?


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