"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October Christmas QAL - Post 2

I received this gorgeous postcard from Annette at In Stitches and Seams http://www.institchesandseams.blogspot.com/

Isn't it super?  It makes a nice decoration for this time of year.  Thank you to Annette for the postcard and to Sheila for organizing the exchange.

I have been working on this little purse this morning.
Beverly of Flamingo Toes posted this tutorial and when I saw it I wanted to try making one.  http://www.flamingotoes.com/2013/09/teeny-tiny-embroidered-key-chain-coin-purses/  I purchased my frames from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Frames-Clasp-Pattern-Silver/dp/B00CCF6ZA0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381588177&sr=8-1&keywords=purse+frames  and I think they are a bit bigger than Bev's but otherwise it's the same.  I quilted my case instead of embroidering.
 What that did was take in the fabric a bit so I was a bit short on the top.
So my next try I'll enlarge the pattern.  I didn't use any glue, just thick embroidering floss to sew the case to the frame. 
Once I perfect my technique I think these would make cute small gifts. 


Sheila said...

The postcard from Annette is just lovely , she does such great work . Love your little coin purse too , haven't tackled one of those yet but they are tempting . Enjoy your weekend .

Quiltingranny said...

Such nice work and so much fun!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very sweet postcard! I struggle making bags, so I would let someone else make the coin purse - then buy it. Tee Hee

Lesley said...

Great postcard! Well done on that purse...too hard for me, but you did a super job!

Donna said...

I seriously doubt I will do any stitching this weekend but I am linked. Ya'll enjoy the QAL.

Annette Schultz said...

sew glad you like your post card I love mine too!!
great little purse I still have not tried those yet ...maybe this winter if I get the supplies to do sew.
in stitches

sunny said...

The little purse is so cute! I have a frame, but I haven't tried making one yet. And your pumpkin postcard is beautiful. I have to get mine in the mail~