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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I Hate Goodbyes

Today was the last day of the U R Priceless Blog Hop...I hate goodbyes! I was a bit skeptical when Madame Samm said coin purses. I'd certainly never made one and hadn't even considered it. But I'm game to try most anything that's stitching so I signed up. I ended up dropping out before it even started though because of some family and work obligations. I read all the blogs though and fell in love with so many that I couldn't resist making a couple. And I'm going to make more! They'll make great Christmas presents.

The first one I made was expressly for change...coins...and maybe a bill or two for my next journey.



I love all the wonderful shadows in this picture and it was a total accident that it turned out that way - I just forgot to pay attention to the lighting. :)

Then I decided I needed to take a little snack with me so this guy was born.



But wait...I needed one more purse for the trip. This one is so I can tuck away an extra bit of jewelry safely in my purse.



I made it a bit differently from the others since it needed to be a little larger.



Now I know why everyone said they're addictive! Madame Samm's pattern was so easy to follow and they take hardly any time at all. And the possibilities are endless!



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23 comments:

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Your little purses are adorable...love the M&Ms especially..thanks for sharing :o)

Lesley said...

Wonderful purses....all so special!

Wendy said...

Great Job, Marlene!! Good for you for giving it a go :) Take care !!

Grammasheri said...

These are lovely! I never thought about changing the pattern a bit but I will give it a try because I really like the jewelry bag! So glad you posted!

sheri

Susannah said...

Oh, Marlene, they are very pretty! They are all as cute as can be but I really like the last one...only because I would use it as you have....my jewelry. What's your next project???

Michelle said...

They are sew cute!!!

IzzyR said...

Awe! Marlene they are so cute!!! On another sad goodbye , I had to say goodbye to my sewing machine today .It just died on me!! So I will wait till Christmas and be without..Izzy

Peggy Lee said...

They are so cute! I can see why you were tempted to make one....and why they could be addictive.

gpc said...

I know exactly what you mean! I've made a few and have a bunch more cut out and ready to sew, and I can't wait to try my hand at some larger versions. I don't know what I like about them so much, but I can't seem to stop making them! :)

Carol said...

Gosh those are sooooooooooooooo cute!

Anita Stafford said...

These little coin purses are so adorable! I'm going to have to try making one. I can see how they might become addictive!

Julie Fukuda said...

I keep looking at those blog hops I might join and then I become aware of just how far I am behind on everything else. I can't afford to get inspired ... even by looking at your darling pieces.

Denise :) said...

You did a marvelous job with your sweet little purses, Marlene! I'm sorry you had to drop out, but very glad you were still able to share!! Hugs to you! :)

Needled Mom said...

Weren't they fun. I made two more yesterday. I think I may soon need some sort of rehab!!

Patty said...

I like your purses. I have some frames, but havent tried any yet...can we say chicken??

Madame Samm said...

NO goodbyes here...JUST HELLO M and M and M... Marlene and her M & M's

absolutely adorable....OHHHH you are funny...love your choices....fabric is perfect...
and we happen to love M& M's over here lol

Linda said...

Ack! I'm sorry to have been away from my computer for two weeks, so I missed out on all this purse stuff. Yours are adorable! So glad you could find time in your busy schedule to make them. What a great gift idea.

Terry said...

Those are all so cute, but I love the one with the little M-n-M guy on the side! :0)

Snoodles said...

LOL Can you imagine how many peeps are going to receive coin purses from all of us that joined in the fun? Heehee! Great job!

Grammy Staffy said...

They are darling. I can't see how you get the clamp attached to the fabric. I guess I should hop over and take a look. Hugs, Lura

Linda said...

Your little purses are so cute! I love the M&M one! Great idea! The little pink one is also adorable!

Linda said...

Greetings from Montreal, Canada. These are so lovely and creative.

Purple Pam said...

Love all your little purses. They are just too cute, and functional, too.