Friday, July 13, 2012

A Finished Frame Purse

I have a little finish to share with you today. This is my third frame purse, and probably my favourite. As they say... third times a charm ;-)


Frame Purse for In the Frame Purse Swap


This one is headed... somewhere... for the In the Frame Purse Swap.


I stuck with the theme of the last one I made, and added some embroidery to one side before turning it into a purse. But just subtly, because I didn't want to detract from the fabrics.


And the fabrics, oh how I love the fabrics! I very nearly kept this for myself. No really. I forced myself to blog it so I couldn't keep it.


One side features a practically-perfect-in-every-way Melody Miller Typewriter,


Frame Purse for In the Frame Purse Swap


And the other, a section from her Collective cheater print.


Frame Purse for In the Frame Purse Swap


It seems like a very sturdy purse. I made it slightly smaller (i.e. less baggy bottomed) than the last 2, and I used interfacing on both outer and lining. Bearing in mind the Ruby Star Shining fabric is a slightly heavier weight than normal quilting cotton anyway, it definitely makes for a more structured affair. I think this can only be a good thing though as my one has gone very floppy from being chucked in and out of my handbag.


Frame Purse for In the Frame Purse Swap


The lining is "How to make a pillowcase" by Timeless Treasure. Which I adore. Its the perfect size font (that makes me sound weird and font obsessive. But really, it is...) Brenda -Pink Castle Fabrics has it in stock right now.


And it has this little bonus sneaky thing (otherwise known as an easter egg, to us geeks) which I'd like to say I did on purpose but in reality I didn't notice until I was gluing the frame on:


Frame Purse for In the Frame Purse Swap


A "perfect homemade gift".... I hope you think so partner!

34 comments:

  1. Blogging during work, 2 days running? And not sending my emails with funnys?

    SO telling.

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  2. I should have joined that swap, that is wonderful!

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  3. That is quite possibly the cutest thing I've seen in ages. No one could blame you for keeping it, but I'm sure your swap partner will be over the moon about it. Lovely work!

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  4. *singsong voice* I know where it's going!!!!

    It's wonderful!!
    P.S. Please tell me you proofread your text fabric...it can't be just me that does this!

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  5. I LOVE this!! I've been messing with glue and think I finally have something to send to my partner.

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the stealth embroidery. My skills are not up to a purse swap, but slightly wishing I'd participated now...

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  7. It's absolutely gorgeous - great use for the typewriters.

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  8. Definitely the perfect homemade gift!! Your fabric choices are perfect, chickie!

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  9. Love it, especially the 'subtle' embroidery

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  10. Love it Laura and with the typewriter on front you might have typed the lining yourself and it couldn't be more appropriate ! I am going to have to tickle Helen into giving up the secret!

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  11. ha! that's so cool how that worked out! What a gorgeous purse

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  12. I feel slightly short of breath - this is divine, wish I was in this swap.........

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  13. I love that typewriter fabric but the lining is inspired! Di x

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  14. Oh yes, I think it'll be right at home here ;o)

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  15. its a beaut! And that TT has been top of my want list for a while now, just need to figure what body part I can sell to buy more fabric....

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  16. That is gorgeous! Love the fabrics! So wish I was in on that swap! =D

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  17. Beautiful, really love the lining :) x

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  18. Gorgeous! Makes me wish I was part of that swap. ;)

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  19. Absolutely love it! The text print combined with the typewriter? Perfect! :)

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  20. You've done a great job! Love the "easter egg" too :o)

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  21. WOW this is so perfect!! Love the shape, the fabrics are amazing and your stitching is so sweet!

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  22. Oh my goodness, that is just too cute!! Your partner is going to be soooooooo pleased!

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  23. That purse is absolutely gorgeous, your partner is very lucky!

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  24. You know I love old typewriters right? What a great job you've done there Missy :)x

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  25. Love the purse! Great fabric too! There are so many tuts out there for this kind of snap purse. Is there one you would recommend? Where do you buy your frames? Thanks for the great blog! Love your ideas and projects!

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