Monday, November 5, 2012

U R Priceless Blog Hop



Welcome to the second day of the U R Priceless Blog Hop. 
If this is your first time visiting my blog 
I hope you will have a look around
and come back to visit again
if you like what you see.

When Madama Samm said a few months ago
 that she was looking for volunteers to sew 
this lovely pattern I knew I wanted to make it.
I enjoy making framed purses and this pattern is just too cute.

I made four as gifts for Sewing Summit friends.

This one now lives with Katy in England.


Coin Purse

This one lives in England, too,
with Laura Jane.
Isn't this airport code fabric cute?
I ordered it from Spoonflower.

Coin Purse

This one has already done some traveling
and might have visited a few of the cities
mentioned on the fabric.
It belongs to Katy, who has just returned to Scotland 
after a 3 week camping holiday
across the southwestern United States.

Coin Purse


coin purse


And finally, the last one was made for Danny.
She likes guitars and music and this was just the right fabric for her.



coin purse

This photo shows just how small these little purses are. 
Just big enough to carry your change
but small enough to not weigh down your purse.

coin purse

I made one change to the pattern.
I used a glue in frame instead of the sewn in variety
that Madame Samm recommends in her pattern.

Be sure to check out the other posts in the blog hop.
Here's a list of who is playing along today.
You can check out the rest of the months photos
by clicking on the link in my sidebar.



if you would like to purchase this  pattern
which includes 40 photos
write to  madamesamm@me.com
subject coin purse



95 comments:

Leanne said...

Those are so cute!

Katherine said...

Di, your coin purses are FABULOUS! I know your friends must love them - each one is so thoughtfully made. Love your fabric choices!

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

UR Priceless!

*ps. The coin purse design is Madame Samm's... not mine. :o)

Patchwork and Play said...

Very sweet purses!

Susan Standen said...

Lovely little purses and how nice they were all gifts.

Trudi said...

Your purses are fabulous! Priceless indeed! (Shhhh, I used glue in frames too!)

Theresa said...

Your purses are wonderful - I like the fabrics that you've used, your friends must be thrilled with their gifts.

Lesley said...

Adorable little purses!

Sue said...

I love how you choice fabric perfect for each of the folks you gifted! That makes the purses really special.

charlotte said...

Yours turned out lovely. Thanks for showing us here today.

memmens said...

These are great, well done. Was it tricky gluing all that into the frame? I've made glue-in ones before but with less surface area to fit in, when I made the sew in ones I thought I might get messy trying to glue them!

Fiesta said...

These are so adorable.

supermomnocape said...

Those are all so cute; especially the one with the smiling cat!

Thearica said...

Awesome little coin purses!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Such cute fabric choices! And what a wonderful friend you are to share.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Cute little purses!! Great Job!!

I'm giving away coin purse frames on my blog....

http://splittingstitches.blogspot.
com/

Annabella said...

Oh those purses are so cute, and so fitting for each recipient. You are the queen of purses.

Joyce said...

They are all so cute, what a great job!

Linda said...

I love the fabrics you chose for your beautiful little purses! Great job!

littlelixie said...

Oh that cat one is just divine! Gorgeous fabric!

Truffle queen said...

Love your purses! Now I'm on a search for the red/white fabric with all the US cities listed! What fun! Your friends are such lucky ladies! Thanks for sharing!

Rosa said...

Anyone is gorgeous!!

Candice said...

Love your guitars :) So awesome!

Sandy said...

Cute, cute purses!

Gill said...

Fabulous purses!
Would you recommend sew in or glue in frames for a beginner??
Thanks for sharing!

Judith said...

Amazing! Love the travel print fabrics and the cat my favorite...Thank you for sharing. Judith, Texas

Mommarock said...

I didn't notice that it was a glue in frame. I was too busy noticing the fantastic fabrics you used. They are awesome!!

pinsandneedles said...

Great fabric choices! Very cute!

Mary said...

Yours are super wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Love all of them!!!! That little cat is so adorable!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Debbie said...

Just darling! And just as sweet with the glue in frames. You sure excelled at matching fabrics with recipients!

sew.darn.quilt said...

You've made your friends very happy with these sweet purses.

Agnes B Bullock said...

How loveley- these are great

Are the glue in frames easier to use than the sew in ones? (my first time aking purses and I found the sew in frames a bear to use)

patchouli moon studio said...

What fabulous fabric choices! You did a great job. How was the gluing? I wondered if I would end up with a big gluey mess if I tried a glued in frame?

Pat Converse said...

I love the fabric choices. Great job!

Tanyia said...

these are SO cute but my goodness that kitty is my favorite!

Norma's Clay said...

So cute purses! Now I want to make some. :)

Just Carol said...

Such sweet little purses--love them all!

SIMPLESEW said...

Adorable and very creative.

Laura said...

What sweet gifts. They are all so cute.

deborah said...

Love the guitar fabric!

Patti said...

Love them all, but the kitty just steals my heart!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Perfect fabrics for all your friends - how thoughtful! blessings, marlene

Vickie said...

Lovely little bags.

Jeanie said...

Love your fabric choices! Nice job!

Corrie said...

Your pictures are lovely - very nice. And the purses are fantastic. The airport code fabric is cute & the town name fabric looks great! Well done.

Sallie said...

Great job! I like your fabric choices!

Judy B said...

Love the fabrics you used! Thank you for sharing.

Britt-Inger said...

All your purses are sew cute. I love them all
Thanks for sharing
Britt-Inger in Sweden

sandra said...

Very pretty, they make such lovely gifts don't they?

Pauline said...

Cute, I love your sweet purses!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What adorable gifts for your friends...love all the fabrics you chose...TFS!!

Carrie P. said...

great idea to use fabrics that go with the person's likes. thanks for sharing.

Els said...

Beautiful purse you've made!!

Cindy said...

So adorable Di! You do such a great job! I just bought my pattern so that I can make some as well.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Cute fabric choices. Love Hometown and the luggage tags, but the grin on the cat is priceless.

The Slow Quilter said...

I have heard so much about the glue in frams, I will have to try one. Your are so cute and you already giving them away, how wonderful.

Maria Kievit said...

Love the ones you've already made and given away. Where is your own?!

Marci Girl said...

They are all awesome and so well traveled!

Lisa C said...

These are priceless. You are a good friend to pick fabrics so closely related to your friends.

Kathy H said...

Such cute purses. They must make everyone happy who gets to see them.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Oh I love the guitar one and the kitty one the best!
button cute
thank you for sharing your creativity

barbara woods said...

great purse's

baukje said...

I LOVE the cat purse, so cute!!!!

Flying Blind... said...

I just commented on Trudi's bottom! Very jealous of my lovely friends beautiful gifts x

JCnNC said...

Sew unique and individualized, wonderful gifties and love the fabrics. Judy C

Kim said...

They are all so CUTE! I love them all.

Debi said...

Meow! I love it. Travel is also a huge part of my life and I think your purses are so darn cute. Thanks for sharing.

AnnieOf Blue Gables said...

Well done!!I love hopping from blog to blog and seeing everyone's creativity. Great job!!!
~a

ljeanne said...

The kitty and guitar purses are my favorite. Thanks.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Such beautiful and unique fabrics!

Smiles,
Kelly

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Those are beautiful fabrics, soo unique. I LOVE them. What a great time you and your international friends must have together.... sigh, from places I'll only see in photos!! :)

Geri said...

I love this small size. I use the one you gave me for a change purse, so this would be a great size to have ♥♥♥

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

They are so cute! You have great fabrics that you used for each friend. I agree, coins can be heavy but this is the perfect size. thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

What cute little coin purses and I like the idea of the glue in frame.

♥Duff said...

OH, the fabric choices really do make the purse, don't they? I love the little camo kitty! Your recipients are going to squeal with delight!

FiberofAll Sorts said...

These are so lovely! You are so talented!

jmniffer said...

Great little gift for your friends. Personalizing them by fabric choice was a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

giddy99 said...

They're all so lovely! You're a very good friend, indeed!

Martha said...

I ♥ those clasps on little purses!!! Such pretty fabric, too.

Quilt n Queen said...

Diane, beautiful coin purses, love your fabric choices...what perfect little gifts. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop!!

LJ said...

All your purses are adorable. I love it that you chose such special fabric for each and every gifted bag. The glue in frames worked really well; I've heard that the process can be rather messy. Do you have any tips for the glue-in variety?

CeLynn said...

That is so sweet that all your purses are already gifted to sewing/blogging friends! I am sure that they are loved and cherished :)

Joanne said...

These are really fun purses. I just love your fabric choices! Thanks for sharing yoru creations today!

Janarama said...

Really adorable. Thank you for sharing with us.

mary mahoo said...

They're too cute Di! Thanks for sharing with us all.

Wendy said...

You did a great job! I love the travel themed ones, they'd be perfect as a second purse for a different currency

MoeWest said...

Your coin purses are all wonderful! I like the special fabric choices you made for each friend.

Snoodles said...

Great job! I've seen the glue-in-frame tutorials, and wondered if this pattern would work!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Lovely, They are just too cute! I might have to try thr glue in frame myself too.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Funny fabrics, lovely purses, thanks for sharing ☺

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Awesome coin purses that you have created! And how fun that they have already gone on travels or will be heading out on future adventures!!

Blessings & Aloha!
I am visiting our daughter, son in law and grand baby, but am squeezing in some blog visits to see these amazing coin purses and meet new bloggers!

Denise :) said...

These are all cute -- but I *adore* the little cat purse!!! How fun! :)

Abbigail said...

These are such cute purses!
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Debbie said...

these are adorable, I'm glad they are making it around the world