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 ;-)
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,
And the other, a section from her Collective cheater print.
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.
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:
A "perfect homemade gift".... I hope you think so partner!