Monday, 1 August 2011

My Sweet Sugar Nellie Coin Purse...

Good Afternoon!
How the devil are you all?

Just a quick post today, I've been meaning to share this for AGES, but never get round to photographing it...
to be honest these photo's arent the best... but I'm going to get me a daylight lamp ASAP, and get some lessons off my lil bro...
anyway, I digress...

I made this little coin purse when I first got my Sewing Machine... I wanted it to take on holiday with me, rather than taking a big bulky one... but now, I use it all the time!!
This was my first attempt at stamping on fabric,
 I coloured the beautiful Leanne Ellis 'Faraway thoughts' image with promarkers,
and to be honest, its a bit of a pain, you do have to just dab the colour on SO lightly... I'm going to look into other markers specifically for fabrics, as I'd prefer more vibrancy...
if anyone can suggest anything I'd be VERY grateful!

I didnt follow any pattern for this it was really just a case of trial and error, so I have to say I was HUGELY relieved at the outcome...

The outside of the purse is just a double layer of curtain lining, and the inside was from a pack of fat quarters I picked up at hobbycraft AGES ago!
I added a tab in the same fabric so that I could hang a clasp from it, this could clip to a belt, or a bag...
but I've just added a little moon charm to compliment the image....

Here you can see the clasp a little better, and the lining...
The zip was salvaged from an old bag I hadnt used for years!


I added a couple of rhinestones just to add a bit of detail...

I do love this purse, and I use it all the time... it fits a couple of cards in it too!


I hope you like it?

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges...
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Crafty Emmas Store - Feeling the Blues
Just us Girls - Use Fabric
The Stamp Man - Stitching

Well, thats me for today!!
hopefully I'll have something to show you tomorrow too!

Paula xxx

16 comments:

Diane.W. said...

Hi Paula!!! Your purse is luvly,well done you.
Hope you are well :o) x

Debs M said...

wow, this is fabulous x

Maria Therese said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! Both the sewing and the coloring!! Perfect stamp for this!!

Mary J said...

Bloomin' brilliant, Paula!!

Janette said...

It is gorgeous, so well made to, have you tried fabric paints, I believe hey do all kinds now and some are really easy to use...just a thought.xx

OriBella said...

Gorgeous!!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is fabulous. I actually really like the soft colouring - it gives it a romantic feel and suits that image perfectly.

Thanks for joining our 'blue' challenge at CES this week.
Caroline xxx

Cazza said...

Is there no end to your talents!! This is gorgeous, you're soooo clever :o)
xxx

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Oh my... Paula!!!! I want one!!! LOL
This could hold my special agent spying binoculars perfectly! LMAO!!!

Beautifully made hun!
Hugs, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic idea whata clever little purse!!

Thanks so much for joining in our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week....

Emma xxx

Lisa said...

Fabulous! I want one!!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

Jill said...

This is great!
Love the sewing and the image is perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts for the last free and easy july challenge and good luck!
Hugs, Jill

Mynnette said...

This is fabulous! Love it!

Donna said...

Beautiful design Paula and such a pretty purse, a really beautiful gift...thanks for sharing with us at CES this week :) Donna x

Lisa Kind said...

How very crafty of you to create your own little purse AND stamp on it! Very pretty! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Elise said...

Sweet NELLIE, indeed! This is AMAZING! Sorry I'm here late, but I'm DELIGHTED to see your BEAUTIFUL creation! THANKS for sharing this FINE piece of crafty fabulousness with Just Us Girls! We adore having your participate with us!