Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Summer isn't over with yet...

Love my new purse? I think it's a lot of fun...a little scrappy and a little shabby chic with a few roses and a dash a sugar thrown in. Perfect for the rest of this summer.


Inspiration for the style came from Creative Little Daisy and all the pretty bags she makes. Her directions for a quilted patchwork purse are here.

Lately I've been reading the SewMamaSew blog and have found some of the best purse tutorials there. I learned how to make purse handles here and how to line a purse here.

With the leftover bits and pieces from my purse, I'm making a couple mini quilts with embroidered center blocks. I may hang them on the wall or give them away, or put them in my shop...not sure yet, but I'm enjoying making them.

by for now,
Jessica

8 comments:

  1. Both the purse and the miniquilt look great!

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  2. Love your blog. Love that purse very colorful.
    I came across your blog and wanted to stop by and give you this link it's for a Crafty Crafters top 100 site where you can list your blog. Hope to see you there.

    http://craftycrafters.gotop100.com/index.php

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  3. Nice bag. Thanks for the link to the tutorials.

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  4. Thanks so much! I need to learn better ways to make purses. This will come in handy!

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  5. Cute bag! I love the color combination!

    I have some of the same floral and matching green fabric and I made an apron out of it.

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  6. Jessica, Your purse is so cute and the mini quilts too. Thanks for posting the links to the tutorials.

    Love, Heather

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  7. I've been trying to make some purses lately, too. Creative Little Daisy sure has some cute stuff! I love that loop and button closure--gotta try that one! I've been using magnetic snap closures and they are too expensive to keep playing with.
    Your chickie quilt is just precious!

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