Sunday, 16 September 2012

For Lemonade Kitty - purse thingy sympathy!!!


Just dug out a photo from last year - NO I am not getting ready for Christmas!!!! Just showing Lemonade Kitty my purse misshapenness (my design ended up being too flat for my liking) using the freebie from Mollie Makes - it was soooo tiny so it was very difficult to sew into the nooks and crannies.  I cannot remember now if it came with a template but my top tip is to make your own and experiment - so I think that this was my own pattern and allowed for extra roominess (well a little bit!).  I think that Bronte used this for dinner money for school!!!

It is only big enough for a few pennies if I remember rightly. The trim used was leftover from a dressing gown that my mum made for me back in the early 1970s (do you remember when kaftan style dressing gowns were the THING to wear - our mum made one for each of us (except our brother!!), all with a different trim around the neck and sleeves).  The vintage holly fabric on the reverse is some that I had when  my  niece Holly was born and I made her a patchwork quilt from all my little bits of vintage holly fabricos.  I think that Holly might be a bit fed up of  holly things each and every year...year in...year out....


Inside I used some lovely old silk polka dot fabric - I have used this for lots of things and now down to my last little bits....sniff, sniff.  The good thing about making small things is that it does not use very much fabricos so you can 'afford' to waste it perhaps.

Give purse making a go - they can turn out really lovely

Many thanks as always for kind words and deeds
Best wishes
Jenny
PS Purse making workshop in the initial planning stages....
PPS Don't be daft we would just all tra la la all day
PPPS Yes we would!!

16 comments:

  1. Is it wrong that I'd like the button?...
    nicky
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    1. Not at all - I fully understand that! The picture does not show this but it is all wavy and undulates!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. my ears have just pricked up regarding the purse making workshop.......

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    1. I shall give it some serious thought - small numbers though unless we can use the toy sewing machines!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. Jenny - thanks for your comment on my blog.
    I tried repeatedly to thank you for the buckles post, but my comment would not show up!!

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  4. I'd have been happy if my purse had turned out half as nice as yours Jenny so petty please do a tutorial on the making of one of your utterly delicious purses, Lucey x

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    1. I will try to remember next time I do a purse making activity!
      Many thanks
      jenny

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  5. Your purse is absolutely lovely. Pursemaking is on my list of things to do - when I get a spare moment. Actually I have lots of those but I seem to manage my time terribly. Philippa xx

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    1. Go on Philippa - though I realise it all takes time...

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  6. It's a lovely little purse and not at all too flat.Love the trim with memories attached. Miss your pretties popping up on my flickr, totally understand though,everything is pinned these days.

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    1. Aww - thank you so much - I miss flickr very much too. It is what started off the whole taking photographs thing and has been lovely. Just got a bit fed up with sooooo many being used elswhere and not even a thank you in return....
      Keep in touch
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. Hi Jenny,

    yes please for a purse making tutorial......as discussed, I have * cough, cough* a 'small' amount of purse frames purchased from that well known auction site. Bought on a whim, tried once and failed- added to the ' drawer of shame' oh dear......help needed and some custifying.......

    Lisa

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    1. I will apply my brain to that Lisa - perhaps nearer Christams?
      Keep on trying!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. I have only half done the mollie makes purse so far, (and Im clearly not a natural)I need to line it dont I, it says nothing about that on the instuctions on the...the...oh whats it caled that make fabric stiffer whem sewn together grr, any way at says that stuff but a lining I will use. Thanks for your inspiration as always but I think I have the same problem as Philipa lol xxx Rupie xxx

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    1. Mmm- I think a few of the MM projects have slightly unclear instructions (including my own ones that I have there!) - difficult sometimes to convey in words I think.
      Interfacing will make it stiffer (and easier to manage) - as the purses are so small I would try several different shapes and sizes before the final gluing!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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