Friday, November 9, 2012

UR PRICELESS Blog Hop - Day 5 is my day!

This blog hop is sponsored by the wonderful folks at Andover Fabrics  and blogger extraordinaire Madame Samm at !Sew WE Quilt!


WELCOME! to Day 5 of the UR Priceless bloghop - Cheerleader Katherine is our PRICELESS blog coordinator and has the full schedule over on her blog.

Little did I suspect that this blog hop would coincide with my cataract surgery...but I did get four of my purses finished...

Today is my day to share pictures of the UR Priceless coin purses sew here they are!
This purse frame came from I have a Notion.. IHAN, for short!
I've been saving this loose change fat quarter for this bag for a long time! 
Apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks this 'loose change' fabric makes a great little purse!

The frame for this version came from LACI's of Berkeley, CA:   (search for 3" purse frame in their search box)
This one is made from home dec samples.
Each sample piece was just big enough for one pattern piece!
I used jeans thread to sew them to the frames - worked great!

My 'third' purse is on a frame that I bought at JoAnn's - under the Mary Englebreit brand:

This was made from scraps left over from a purse (The Quattro by StudioKat Designs) that I love!

The fabrics are from a line by Lonni Rossi - another of the fantastic Andover fabric designers!  I had saved every tiny scrap... love has no limits in my stash!

...and you can purchase the coin purse pattern from Madame Samm here.



(My camera is starting to go color blind.... keeping fingers crossed!)
Purse Family Foto Op


The Quattro bag with my UR Priceless Purse.
Don't they look lovely together?
Lonni Rossi hand painted silk
 My 'fourth' purse is on another frame that I bought at LACI's - this gorgeous Lonni Rossi hand painted/printed/stamped red silk was all wadded up in a scrap bag - with other silk scraps from Lonni Rossi's shop. She had made a couple of small lamp shades from it... I got what was left... very gratefully!  Been hoarding protecting it for years.
Beading took a little longer than anticipated - but sew worth it!
 Silk is wonderful to work with - but I didn't notice the 'frown' until I loaded this pic!  Kinda looks like a puppet!  What do you think?
bottom seams matched up!  why does it look so grumpy?
 Sew, what to do with the extra beads?  Earrings, of course!  Do you like the royal purple lining? 


The sunset last night was glorious, so I thought I would share that with you, too, just in case you are being snowed in...
 
I hope you like my little purses! 

Now - after you leave me a little word of encouragement.... go enjoy the little UR Priceless Purses by these other bloggers on today's list:

Day 5 - Nov. 9th


Polka Dot Classic

Geta's Quilting Studio

Busy Bee Free

Briarside Lane

Quilts and Dogs

Blueberrymoon

Debbie R

suebee's World

Englating

Les passions de Cliodana

Colorpoint Quilter

On the Go Quilting

Personalized Sketchesand Sentiments

Freemotion by the River

grannygoodstuff (you are here!)

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle 


74 comments:

  1. I'm not being snowed in, but your sunset is gorgeous. All the coin purses are so cute, but the one with coin fabric is so appropriate! I think the red one is my favorite, though.

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  2. Love the beadwork!!!! I also love the matching bag and coin purse.......very nice!!!

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  3. All of them are wonderful. I noticed your different hand stitching on the green one. I love it and adding beads is a great idea.

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  4. Very cute! Yes, I think the one puppet looks like a frog...a mean frog. But the fabric is so opulent! What a switch :O)

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  5. Lovely purses! Thanks for the link for the frames!

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  6. The frowny face reminds me of that crazed bird..and I cant place where he is from right now.. But I love surprises like this!

    oops... you should turn off word verification...

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    1. done... did that last week, but BLOGGER must have 'reset' it for me.

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  7. i think you made a few super cute purses, thanks for sharing!

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  8. They are all just too cute....thanks for sharing

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  9. They are all adorable, and I love the idea of using silk and beads -- beautiful!

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  10. Love your purses! And the beads, stitched in with the frame, is wonderful!

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  11. love your purses. adorable. very cute

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  12. Great purses! I love the handpainted silk!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Great work - I especially love the very grumpy pouch!! Thanks for sharing - your projects are very inspiring!

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  14. Nice coin purses and the matching purse is just great :)
    Thanks for sharing

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  15. Your fabrics are beautiful--love them all! That frowny face is so priceless. :O)

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  16. Beautiful purses, especially the silk. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Lovely purses I especially love the silk , wow just gorgeous!

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  18. Your little purses are quite darling -- especially the silk purse -- it's really quite beautiful! :)

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  19. Pretty fabrics that you used! was the sil hard to work with? Love them!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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    1. @ Abbigail - no, not hard at all, but this is a heavy silk... more like shantung. Some of the very limp silks are more challenging - just use lightweight iron on stabilizer and they are easy as cotton.
      I do try to stay with the heavier kinds.

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  20. Your little purses are so pretty! Wow, you did a great job in spite of your surgery!!!

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  21. Each one a cutie... but the beauty is the one with your Quattro purse.

    A puppet... no! It looks like "Rango." Remember?
    Johnny Depp animation/adventure/comedy ~ a chameleon!

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    1. that's it! I knew I'd seen that face before! Rango in red silk, indeed!

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  22. Love all of your classic designs - very creative and inspiring. Judy C

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  23. They are just wonderful.Great job!

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  24. Lovely little coin purses with distinct personality :)

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  25. Great coin purses, really love the silk one.

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  26. Very creative! I think the beading is a great idea to add a little extra special touch. Nice selection of frames too. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I do like your purses. great idea to add beads and then make earrings. thanks for sharing.

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  28. Oh I just love all your purses... especially the silk one. I had bought some silk to make a coin purse but then couldn't find just the right lining fabric, but it's on my list for future purses.

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  29. Your fabrics are gorgeous and made such pretty little coin purses.

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  30. Very pretty! and I love the earrings. Also enjoyed the beautiful sunset! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Great job...thanks for sharing.

    pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. Beautiful coin purses! I also noticed that you sewed the frame on differently on the green one. Will give that a try. Thank you for sharing your little lovelies.

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  33. Great fabric choices for your lovely purses.

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  34. I love the beading on the one purse. The purse family was nice too. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. Loved them all - especially the Lonni Rossi fabric! blessings, marlene

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  36. Hi!!! These are all wonderful!!! I do love the purse family!!!! Very pretty and so are the earrings!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  37. What can I say, but they just took my breath away. What lovely fabric to turn into coin purses. Great job.

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  38. All of them are very nice, great job! I love the sunset too!

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  39. Love your little purses. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Nice work. Love the beading. The little purse to match your large one is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Rosemary B here:
    Your purses are just beautiful, love the fabrics
    Beautiful sunset with the trees
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  42. They are all darling. The beading is such a great touch. Very nice!

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  43. All are certainly lovely, but that hand painted silk took my breath away!

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  44. They look lovely! Great fabric choices.

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  45. I do love both of your little purses. "I had saved every tiny scrap... love has no limits in my stash!" was such a neat sentence. I have folder where I add inspirational quotes and that one is going in there; I LOVE it! The first purse was a must to go with the SK purse. My fav is the silk one; I still can't see a frown?? BTW, you do have a really cute bottom - on the orange silk purse!! lol

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  46. I am in love with the silk one...all I can say is WOW! You did a lovely job. Thanks for the shout out too!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  47. Your purses are sew wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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  48. The Loose Change fabric is perfect for these coin purses. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Love the family photo! All of your purses are beautiful :) To me it looks like the character Ringo from that kids movie! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Love the use of silk and beads..so clever!

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  51. Loved all you purses but absolutely GaGa over the red one.

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  52. Your purses are so pretty! Love the beaded one.

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  53. These are adorable and adding the beads is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  54. Cute little coin purses!

    Hosting a purse frame giveaway on my blog....

    http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

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  55. Love the coin fabric, really cute purses!

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  56. They're all so pretty. I love the coin purse the best.

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  57. They are all pretty. So many you made. Love the coin fabric to.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Gorgeous! You really stitched up some delightful coin purses. I'm especially taken by the precious silk one. Oh, my! Beautifully done.

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

    UR Priceless!

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  59. Your purses are gorgeous and so is that sunset!

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  60. Great to hear that your hoarding (um, I mean, protecting) of the fabric was put to such a wonderful use! :o) Pretty and I LOVE how you sewed the scalloped frame with the stitches going up and down instead of from each hole!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am home from visiting our first little grandbaby! Wish I could have stayed longer! But I am trying now to catch up with all the wonderful posts on this blog hop. Still on Day 5 with my visits!

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  61. such pretty earrings, thanks for sharing!

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