Monday, February 28, 2011

My Finished Flower

Finally, I have a minute to sit down and show you what I did with my finished flower.

But first, a little background story.

I'm not a purse person.  I'm a shoe person.  I could spend all day buying shoes and would love to have a million pair.  But purses - nah.  I'm a once a year purse shopper and that's just because I have to replace them when they start to get all crummy looking.  So a few weeks ago, I happened into Kohl's to look at the purses - which were all on sale :)  My last years purse was pretty crummy looking and had been for a couple of months.
I bought a new purse and a really cool wallet (on clearance) but the problem was the new wallet didn't have a pouch for change.  No problem, I thought.  I'll just have a look on etsy and buy a cute little change purse.

As I was looking, I thought to myself, "boy, what a great way to use up scrap fabric and you could embelish them in all kinds of cool ways."  Then I thought, "Duh".  And that's when I ordered purse frames. 

Here is my first change purse:

I have all kinds of embellishment ideas and once I get my pattern perfected, I plan to start offering them in my shop.

Now you know what I did with that sweet flower :)


  1. I am not a big purse person either. I don't care for name brand designer handbags either. I mean if someone gave me one for a gift I would appreciate it and use it, but I wouldn't buy one myself. Just a cheap old purse and that way I can buy and discard them when tired of them without much thought or guilt feelings. I have more shoes than purses, but I am not a big shoe person either really.

    I do think your little purse you made is really cute. You did a good job on it.


  2. Thanks Liz and PussDaddy!!

    And I'm with you on the cheap purses Pussdaddy. I actually can't tell a cheap one from an expensive one. They all look the same to me. I just look for one that's black with only 1 strap and that hangs well on my shoulder. That's all it takes to make me happy :)
    My top purse price is about $30. If I REALLLLLLY like it, I might spend $35. But it would have to be really good.

  3. Love the change purse!

    As to name handbags, hon, you don't know what you're missing. I can buy/have bought both Dooney and Coach for $15-$35 at our local thrift, and I promise you cheap purses ain't a patch on a Dooney's ass! The one I'm carrying currently I bought--new--more than 10 years ago, and it's worn a heckuva lot better'n me, sorry to say. (When I say "new", I mean half price cuz I had another the zipper broke on after I used it for close to twenty years.)

    All I can say is, check your thrifts! Give a Dooney a try. ;^)


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