Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MY QUILT EXTRAVAGANZA PURSE IS DONE !

This is just a quick update on the new purse I am making to take to the Pennsylvania Quilt Extravaganza this Saturday!  Whew....I don't like leaving things go to the last minute, but in all honesty I really just discovered I would be going on a Girls Day Out and needed a new bag.


As you can see, this purse is just a wee bit larger than my Pocket Pouch.  It is ALMOST finished in this photo...I just need to pin on the flower brooch I made out of the lining material.  


Now that the beads on the front are dry I was able to open the purse and show you the card slots.  


This morning I finished the strap.  See the key rings I used as purse hardware?  Twenty-five cents each was a good price in my mind, lol.   Plus, I can attach the little loops while sewing the bag and can then look for a good deal on hardware.  The key ring can slip onto the loops just like it slips onto your keys!  


I finished my flower brooch this morning also.  It was SO easy.  Please excuse the blurry picture...the tremor is ramping up.  I'm waiting for the Liquid Stitch that I used to attach the center button to dry.  I didn't have any true button covers of the right size...so I improvised!  Once it is all dry I will sew a pin to the back and then pin it on my purse.  I think it is going to look SO cute! 



Finally, it is almost done...it just has to dry a bit.  The pin was leaving it a bit too loose, so I have added some glue to the back to hold it more steady.  I honestly don't think I would ever be unpinning it...so having it attached permanently is no problem.  Now I can't wait to use it on Saturday!

OOPS!  I just noticed the big wrinkle!  Guess I had better iron it again before Saturday, lol.


6 comments:

  1. Cute little bags! I hate sewing bags, but yours are always so adorable.

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  2. Using the key rings is so brilliant!! Well done, lady!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. I had the Eureka moment when I was making my Pocket Pouch to use at the last quilt show we went to. I really didn't want to drive to JoAnn's to get hardware...so I went rooting in our junk drawer and saw the key rings. I have decided that the "key ring box" will be my first stop at the "thrift" Thrift Store from now on. Then I will check out the rest of the craft things and then hit the jewelry aisle to look for swivel clips on ugly lanyards and pretty beads on orphan jewelry! A tight pocketbook sure makes for some creative solutions, lol! After 28 years of marriage I have discovered that I would much rather decorate "ingeniously" than in the "matchy-matchy" style I bought when we were first married!

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  3. What an adorable little bag and using key rings is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thank you, Connie! I think it will work perfectly to carry my ABSOLUTE necessities without being too heavy. Right now it is almost weightless...hopefully it will stay fairly close on Saturday, lol.

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