Pretty purses

 I made a couple of little purses and just about tore my hair out trying to fit the specialised purse frame, but to no avail. : (  I thought it was just me but my second attempt failed as well.  Fortunately it wasnt wasted and i was able to use a couple of standard purse frames to finish the purse (phew!).  


 I think they are cute though


this is an attempt at doing some funky modern patchwork like this clever lady does over here : )


 Still going on the sampler, the second row is complete.  It hasnt been without hiccups either.  i pricked my finger and bled on it so dabbed at it with water and the ink bled too.  I ended up throwing it in the washing machine - eeek!


It was Ok came out all good ....


Comments

Too cute for words.

If you have a couple of items you want me to put at my market stall let me know.

It's a very small and uneventful market with lots of people who don't spend much... but you never know. I sold a little hand stitched owl for a friend last month.
Amanda Makes said…
Your purses are really beautiful! I'm so relieved your embroidery came out of the wash ok! I was scared there for a minute! I really want to make a purse or two...what a good stash buster! Loads of love chick, Amanda xxx
Sarah B said…
Your purses are just stunning! I'm sure they'd be a big hit but I also bet they are fiddly to make. Ice never tried attaching a purse frame. Just gorgeous. Your work is so beautiful :)
Rachaeldaisy said…
I love your funky purses! I've wondered how hard they are to make. I'm glad it worked in the end. That sampler is so gorgeous too. It'll make it more special and dramatic that you've shed blood in its creation.
Shay said…
Melissa the sampler looks GORGEOUS! I'm so glad you managed to get the blood out of it.

(Your DNA is forever on that project now- so you'll be able to identify it if it ever gets stolen)


Are those purses going into your etsy shop? (I'm asking very hopefully here ) They're beautiful!
bec said…
I LOVE that doily purse, if it's for sale I'm buying! I haven't made on of those purses for ages, must get them out again!
Stitchin' time said…
Love the purses, the green one particularly as I have a 'thing' about green! You're a clever thing to make these :).
those purses are too cute! lovely.

x
Widge said…
these are sooooooo lovely!
Marg said…
I think you are going to have to make some more purses they are gorgeous.
Love the sampler, the colours are so soft, it's going to look stunning when it's finished, pity about the blood but at least it came out ok.
Sally said…
I love your purses so much. Stunning. So very very creative. LOVE THEM!!!
Jules said…
Lovely! I especially love the grey one, it has a really sophisticated air to it, so well done! Don't think sophisticated is something I could ever achieve (and I had to concentrate to spell it :) Loving the sampler too, it's something I've always wanted to try but have never got around to.
Jules
Mel, your purses are so gorgeous. Have always wanted to have a go at pursemaking. I think I will just buy one of yours when you start selling them.
Gorgeous purses, love them ! Your sampler is really coming along too.
Julie said…
Cute purses - love the doily one. If you get blood on your sewing use some of your own saliva to get it out - sounds gross but it works.
Love the purses especially the green one with the pretty floral prints peeking out.The sampler is beautiful too,such neat stitching. And thanks for popping to my blog and leaving such a lovely comment:)xx
Raine and Sage said…
You're just a modern day sleeping beauty.
I'd love to purchase one of your purses for my Mum. Do let me know if you have one for sale.
taylor said…
Purses are looking really very pretty. Patchwork on this purses are really awesome.
r4
wendy hill said…
That sampler is divine! Love the letter I, x
Wendy said…
oh wow, your purses are gorgeous!
m.e (Cathie) said…
i saw the purse that you sent Bec...absolutely gorgeous Melissa, soo beautiful ♥
Zane Wooder said…
You make the cutest purses. I wish you could make me one Melissa.

-ontario honey

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