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A One Hour Purse?

I think not *sigh* Either I'm incredibly pokey while sewing or I was sloshed (hey, it was only one glass of wine)! It took me closer to 1.5 hours to make the purse based on Jodie Carleton's pattern. I like the shape, long strap and button details (I have a thing for buttons, I guess). The fabric is from my stash, and I can't remember how long I've had it. But the fabric was definitely too awesome to remain unnoticed. Voila! It's now a purse (16 of 50).

Coin Purse Prototype

The zipper on my favourite coin purse finally gave out...after 5 years of service. Rather than head out to the shops to buy a replacement, I decided to make one. I've always thought the flex frame style was neat...and I remembered reading (somewhere?) about using the metal strip portion of tape measures to fabricate odd sized flex frames. I searched online and found a couple of tutorials to that effect, but nothing that worked specifically for my purpose. Hence, I decided to make my own pattern. This coinpurse (15 of 50) is by no means perfect and requires a wee bit of tweaking...but it'll do for now until version 2.0 comes to fruition!

Recent handspuns...

I've been too tired to be productive in the evenings when I get home from work. Much as I would like to sew, knit or play with my paper stash, I lack the concentration to work on crafts that require some sort of planning. Spinning is the exception. It's totally relaxing to watch a couple of movies and spin (which to me, is a mindless activity). My recent handpuns (14 of 50) are all from batts or rovings that I've had in my stash for awhile. Yay! Fiber destashing in the works!!

Water - Domestic Wool, 23 g, Worsted

Peacock Fluff - Alpaca Wool Blend, 24 g, DK

Melon Berry Sorbet - Mill Ends, 52 g, Sport

Veggie Tales - Alpaca Wool Blend, 27 g, Sport

Group photo!

And last but not least, a WIP using the Candy Batts (mill ends and firestar) I received two Christmases ago! I adore the vivid colours and I think I might have to ply this one to make it shine!

Matchboxes revisited...

Oh poo. One of my matchboxes did not make it to my swap partners. I have no problems making another matchbox...heck I enjoy making these wee things. But it really annoys me that the mail system has failed me...again.

But on to good things. I actually made a mini stash of these matchboxes to have on hand for use at the crafty meetup with CD in April. It was nice to do a quick test to see how my idea would pan out. Yep! A chunky mini matchbox house filled with chunky mini things. Try saying that fast three times!

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