Monday, November 12, 2012

UR Priceless - My Turn

It's my day to take part in the UR Priceless blog hop. YEAH!!!  I've had a lot of fun making these five purses and I have plans (and the supplies) to make more!

Thank you Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt and Katherine from Sew Me Something Good for organizing and cheering us on for this wonderful (and addictive) project!

 The coin purse pattern can be purchased here!
It includes 40 PHOTOS, which are worth a 1,000 languages :)
 
Be sure to check out the creations of my fellow co-conspirators co-posters for the day.
 


I've never made anything like these little coin purses before and this is a pretty busy time of the year for me, but they were just so darn cute that I simply couldn't resist. (Could you?) Of course I really didn't have to make five of these and have the pieces and parts ready for three more, but they are easy to make and I couldn't stop my brain from thinking about them.  :-)
 
Here's my first attempt. Oh yea, I've decided to name each of my purses, just like I do my quilts. Why not, right?
 
This is "My Contribution to the National Debt." The little circles and swirls all over the fabrics made me think of the fireworks on July 4th so I'll store a bit of money for the government coffers here. Notice I've used the green stuff and not coins here. I'm being realistic, not wishful.  :-)
 
 
 Here's my "Mad Money" purse.
 

 
I'll use this to set aside money for when the grandkids are here. The colors just remind me of fun, girly stuff.
 
 
I know it won't last long, but I think I can get by with just saving coins to entertain the kids.
 
 
Well, I had to make a purse to help me save up for all those Christmas presents I need to buy, now didn't I? I've named this one "You Can't Buy Happiness, But I'm Going To Try Anyway" Do you notice there is no money with this purse yet? I really am not ready to think about shopping yet, so I'm going to ignore it as long as possible. I know it won't work, but I'm going to try anyway. :-)
 
 
 
Instead of shopping for Christmas, I'd rather be thinking about saving for some really exciting trip. I know Jack loves to travel, so maybe I should give him this "On The Road Again" purse so he can start saving.
 

 This final purse today is probably my favorite. At least it's the one that is truly most dear to my heart and probably the one which will see the most action. Introducing "Stash".
 
 
All the side are from patchwork pieces that I sewed together using scraps.
 
 
Even the inside (lining) is patchwork.
 
 
I think we can all relate to the money pictured here. Coins just won't cut it, will they?
 
 
As I said before, these were a lot of fun and pretty easy but I have to admit that like many others have said, the handles were the most challenging thing for me. I found it really helpful to use my Clover Wonderclips to hold the handles in place while I hand stitched them, and I'm please with the results.
 






Thanks for reading this very long post. As a reward, I'm having a little giveaway.  :-) 
Just like these coin purses, every woman needs at least one little black dress and here's your chance to win one. Don't worry, it's a one-size-fits-all.



For your chance to win this cute little charm pack, just leave me a message here on this post. You don't have to be a follower, but I'd be pleased if you decided to become one.  :-)

The winner will be randomly selected and announced in the evening on November 15th, which is a couple of days after the hop ends. That should give everyone a chance to read the posts and enter the giveaway.

I think I'll go back and make another purse.... :-)

91 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

They are all lovely and just think they really deserve a name! But the scrappy one just touches my heart,too.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your coin purses are wonderful, the fabrics are lovely. I really like the patchwork purse, very cute. :)

Denise :) said...

What sweet little purses! I love the patchwork one especially -- but the Christmas one is fun, too!! Great job! :)

Sue said...

I love all of your purses(and their names!)but I especially love the patchwork one! I gotta' do one of those also!

Truffle queen said...

Great little purses! Love how you did patchwork - very creative! And the idea to use the little clips! GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

3DOGBONES said...

Very cute, you are most talented!

Judy B said...

Naming your coin purses is so neat! Love them all. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Someone has been busy, hehe. Seems like these little purses are addictive. I love all your purses and I think the one you made sewing your scraps is neat. How fun that you named them all as well. Wonderful job and thanks for sharing with us.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. I'm a new follower.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Aletta said...

How adorable are your purses and you gave them names! What a great idea for purses (and quilts)! I should start doing that too.

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow you have been busy! they are all lovely. Thanks for sharing.

baukje said...

Love them. I never saw those clips, oh how i missed them. Will definitely buy them.

Nati said...

So cute! And thanks for the chance to win, I am your happy follower!

memmens said...

These are so lovely, and it's great to read the little story behind each one - thanks for sharing

charlotte said...

Your purses are all so nice. They are like potato chips...you can't stop at one. Your patchwork is priceless!

Susan said...

Cute coin purses! thanks for your participation and give away!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

your purses are all beautiful, the christmas one, the patchwork one as well, great idea.
I´ll try to use my wonderclips next time, thanks for sharing.
I do follow you blog, and I would be glad to welcome you to my blog too.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Gill said...

Great purses! I love them all!
Thanks for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

I love all your purses, but the scrappy one is my favorite. And the all deserve a name.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work

Frances said...

sweet pictures to display your purses. Sew many to love.

Debbie said...

Lot's of nice purses, Thank you for another use for my little clips. I just bought them at the Houston quilt show

Joyce said...

I'm like you....cannot make just one! Love your choices, would be happy to win!

SuperMomNoCape said...

I can see why the patchwork one is your favourite. It's beautiful. But they all turned out great and I love that you named them.

Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

Sharon said...

They are all lovely but my fav is "mad money" very cute...

feltfree på Åsly said...

They er all looking great. Especialy the one with christmas fabrics.

Madame Samm said...

ooops almost missed you...glad I did not..have to scroll down to see your lovely coin purses....you look like you soooo enjoyed making them...reflective, isn't it?
great job

gpc said...

What beautiful fabrics, I love them all! I know what you mean, though, I just keep making more, although mine look so ordinary compared to yours! I am most grateful for the hint about those clips -- I've never heard of them, and they would be SO helpful with the frames, since I don't have enough hands or fingers to hold everything that needs to be held!

JCnNC said...

All are so adorable and I love the names. I too like "stash" and would definitely keep my paper money in there. Judy C

Just Carol said...

Your purses are all so beautiful! Great idea to use those clips. :O)

Mary said...

Your purses are wonderful. Great job. The patchwork one is especially cute.

Linda said...

Thank you for the suggestion about using the Wonder Clips! Great idea and I have some!
Your little purses are adorable!
(I am already following you.)

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful idea to use the clips! I made three of these purses yesterday and had those clips right beside me but didn't think of them. :( Love your purses! blessings, marlene

Guin said...

Looks like you caught the "coin purse" bug. They are just darling. Great job!!

B Greene said...

Thanks for sharing your coin purses - they are lovely. I really appreciate the Wonder Clip tip, too - aren't they so useful!

Bonnie58 said...

The coin purses are so cute. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Needled Mom said...

Those are so sweet. I love the idea of the Clover clips to hold it in place. I will have to try that next time.

Agnes B Bullock said...

Love your purses! I agree with Needled Mom about the CLover clips- have them and will use them next time to hold the frame in place!

Debi said...

Lovely purses and the patchwork one is my favorite. I love the idea of using those little clips to hold the purse in the frame and I may have to go on a search to find some before I make another purse. Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

Wonderful purses and thanks for sharing the tip about the wonderclips! I had a hard time keeping my frame centered when starting to sew it.

Mara said...

"Stash", that's a great one, it must have taken you a while to make but I love the outcome.

Pauline said...

You made such great purses with names, I love them, they are all big fun.
Thanks for sharing.

Sallie said...

Love your little purses! Thanks for sharing the tip about the clips!

mary mahoo said...

I love your wee purses! Thanks for the tip about the wonder clips. Your scrappy patchwork is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Oh I love your use of patchwork - outside AND in!!

Laura said...

I love your purses, and the names for them are so fun. I have thought that "Little Black Dress" would be cute fabric to make some out of. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

HI! YOUR PURSES ARE SO NEAT-I REALLY LIKE THE LITTLE PATCHWORK ONE!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

SIMPLESEW said...

Precious little purses!

Pat Converse said...

I really thought "mad money" was my favorite until I got to "stash"...that one is truly brilliant!

pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! They are very pretty!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!!

Katherine said...

Your cute coin purses had me smiling and the names you gave them had me chuckling! Fabulous.

Great tip to use Wonderclips for stitching on the frames.

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

UR Priceless!

patchouli moon studio said...

Sweet purses. I will have to try holding the frame with clips when sewing too, as this was the hardest part for me keeping it all lined up as I sewed on the frame. Of course I already made a few, so next time I make some and I will after all the great ideas on the hop.
Thanks for the giveaway chance too.

Marci Girl said...

Brilliant idea using those wonder clips! I found putting on the handle the hardest part too! All of them turned out fabulous!

rutigt said...

Your "Madmoney" purse is very lovely. I like the colour.
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

aiah23 said...

Great purses, I love that you did a scrappy lining on one of your coin purses!

Fawn

Carrie P. said...

You created some really cute purses. I think the stash one is my favorite too. thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Grammasheri said...

Your purses are quite lovely and I think they deserved names. Your idea of using those binder clips is a winner, and I'll use it for the next purse I have waiting to finish. Awesome idea!

Patty said...

I like all your purses. Great job on all of them.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
yes, the wonder clips are great for this. I had some similar clip things that kept it all together and straight.
Your purses are just wonderful. I love all of them!
Thank you for sharing your creativity

♥Duff said...

love, love, love the stash purse! those little diamonds are absolutely endearing. Thank you for a fun post!

Melzie Belle said...

on the road again has such fun colors! you did good. :) xoxo melzie

Maria Kievit said...

Cute little purses! Thanks for sharing.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my, you were very busy. I love your parade of purses!

Janarama said...

Fabulous coin purses. I love the bright colors you used. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Emily C said...

I love the pieced purse. It's so cute, like a tiny quilt.

pinsandneedles said...

Great little coin purses! I like the way you named each one, especially like Stash! Thanks for sharing!

MoeWest said...

All of your purses are lovely! I like the idea of purses for a specific purpose, like Mad Money or Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lis said...

I love them, just ordered the pattern!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Darling purses! I am a follower and would love to win the Little Black Dress.

Mimi said...

Sweet change purses! And yes, I would love to win a Little Black Dress charm pack - very classy choice!!

Rosa said...

WOW,you have been very busy.Great line,all are absolutely wonderful.Great job!!

Abbigail said...

Love the names you gave your purses! I do love the little Christmas purse!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

barbara woods said...

love your purses

Lyn said...

What wonderful purse. Thanks for the chance to win the charm pack.
Thanks.

Diana said...

I love the patchwork purse! How wonderful, thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

Your patchwork purses are perfect!

jmniffer said...

I like all your purses but the stash one strikes a cord with me! Love it!! Thanks for sharing the tip about using your clover clips when sewing on the handle.

Beth said...

I love your fabric choices. Thanks for showing how you did the patchwork & the tip with the clips. Now I have to get busy with mine.

CeLynn said...

Your "Contribution to the National Debt is my favorite,but they all are pretty sweet! I need a little black dress ;)

Corrie said...

Brilliant, hadn't thought to use my wonder clips. I was using a pin & that get pokey. They all are darling.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very sweet purses, I especially love the patchwork one. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

DonnaJ said...

All your purses are so pretty.

LJ said...

Ah, sigh....one with all patchwork...sigh. Aren't you just so clever. :) You made so many marvelous purses but I do so love the patchwork. Thanks for sharing and sharing with a giveaway. Yep, I'm a follower. :)

Patty D from NC said...

nice collection! thanks for sharing!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha...love that you ended with "I think I'll go back and make another purse"! Great selection of your purses! I especially like your patchwork purse, both inside and out!

Blessings & Aloha!
I am home from visiting our first little grandbaby! Wish I could have stayed longer! But I am trying now to catch up with all the wonderful posts on this blog hop. Yay! I am caught up now, so am here on Day 6 with my visits!

Vickie said...

My favorite so far this hop is your pieced bag. Great giveaway too.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

You have made some really cute and lovely purses! Well done :) I only managed to make one but they are addictive!!

Anonymous said...

great purses!
and the names are so funny!

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Gotta get to it! said...

The fabrics I could use has put my mind a swirl. Now I can't wait to give it a whirl. Beautiful work.

Wendy said...

Your purses are wonderful and I love that you named them! I think the patchwork one is my favourite.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Cute!

Anonymous said...

I love the purses! Make mine bright! lol Roberta

Addibrae said...

Those coin purses are so cute. I'll have to make one some day.