Friday, 13 November 2009

Pink Purse

The Wollen WIP is not a WIP anymore, but a finished Pink Purse for mom (mom, if you’re reading this, it’s too late, now you know what you’ll get for Christmas).

The woolly appliquéd layer was all done, and the lining finished, then put away. Mom did not love the lining fabric that much, so I got a plaid, Japanese one. Of course I cut it too narrow first, and had to cut another one, and the thing was too thick to get under the presser foot and had to be done by hand, but at last it was only missing the handles. I had bought a couple of bamboo handles, but had no idea how I would attach them without the seam showing on the outside. Finally I made 4 straps from the lining fabric, folded them around the handles, and attached them to the inside by hand.

Voila, another finished UFO, and I want a Pink Purse too:-) Now I’m going to add this to amylou’s sew a tell.

26 comments:

  1. Oh I love this especially the appliqued circles. I'm sure your Mum will be pleased.

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  2. Oh, oh, I too have a WIP felt waiting on top of a cupboard. After seing this one, it may get finished, after all.
    And your mother is a lucky one!

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  3. Nina, I love the African fabrics. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Your Mom is so lucky to be getting the purse. I really liked the appliqued circles. I can't believe how much you accomplish!

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  4. That is really beautiful and your Mom will love it! At first I wondered if there was some kind of padding that allowed the outer edges of the circles to be more elevated than the inside, but it looks like the inner part is flatter due to the stitching. I love the 3-D effect.

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  5. this is just too cool! I love it! I'm not a big purse person, but I would carry this one around with a big smile!

    What a wonderful gift and thanks for sharing your Friday Finish!

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  6. This is beautiful! Love the circle flowers!

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  7. Your mom is very lucky. This purse is incredible and I love the handles with it and the way you attached them. The whole visual is very nice!!!

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  8. I'm jealous! That's a beautiful bag...

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  9. Oh, I remember when you posted about this earlier! It's beautiful!

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  10. Gorgeous! Good for you, getting it finished. I'm sure your mum will absolutely love it! :o)

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  11. Very cool appliques! Good for you getting it finished.

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  12. Ooh, wish I was your Mom. Those colors are just gorgeous. What a great idea for the handle situation. I bought a wedding dress today from Goodwill for 25.00. The lady said you have a wedding coming up. I said no I am buying this for the pearl trim and white bows and the material. Boy was that a find. I am using the pearl and lace trim for vintage journals for my older grandaughters. I got my patterns from Heather. I just learn something new everyday. Blessings
    QMM

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  13. this is so beautiful...i love the wool and all the handwork you did. amazing

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  14. Nothing like finishing something that you have to fight it to the finish! But, you won this fight! I like the happy pokeydot flower thingys, bet Mom will, too!

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  15. Nina she is going to love it!

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  16. Such an original design and sooo pretty! Great job!

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  17. Hvor er den da helt vil sød din nye taske og cirkler i de flotte farver er så fine der på. Tak for dine kommentare på min blog.

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  18. What a beautiful purse - so unusual, well done.

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  19. This is so cool. I am sure your mom will love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. That bag is just amazing! Love the style and colors. Your mom is going to love it!

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  21. Wow, is all I can say. This bag is truly amazing. Super great gift for your mom!

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  22. That is so cool! I love the handles you used! Can't wait to see your pink one.

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