Tuesday, November 6, 2012



Welcome to Day #2 of the
UR Priceless Blog Hop!

I hope you enjoy my little show and tell today.  I'd like to thank Katherine from Sew Me Something Good for hosting this huge blog hop.  I'm sure it's been quite a lot of work to organize and communicate with all of the participating bloggers.  And another thank you goes to Madame Samm, who is the wind beneath the sewing machines of these blog hops.  She is one busy lady!

On with the show!

Purse #1...... a little functional purse for the sewing room.  I've used some cute sewing themed fabrics to make this purse.
 
 
 
 
 
It's purpose is as a thread catcher at my ironing station.  I just hate it when I find loose threads when I'm ironing a block or any sewing project.  I always think I'll go back and clip the threads later, but it can be hard to find them afterwards.  I just keep a little scissor and the thread catcher right by the iron and the threads are captured right away and put into the pouch.
 



Purse #2 ...... my coffee money purse.

 
 
 
Here it is in action, holding some coffee money.  Is it really cheaper to use those little K-cups or should I just pick up a coffee-to-go once in awhile?  Oh well... sip... sip... slurp...
 

 
 
Purse #3...... a little purse to hold some Christmas money, kind of like an honor system Christmas club.
 

 
 
The other side.......

 
Purse #4......Oliver, my cat and always present sewing assistant, decided that he wanted to have a little purse of his own.  He has no money, so I wasn't sure why he would want one.
 



He picked out what he thought were "manly" cat fabrics.




When it was finished, here's what he wanted to use it for...... a little pouch to hold some kibble!  I guess it would be easy to take it into the other rooms of the house, as the kitchen is the only room with available cat food.  (I'd better not find crumbs in his cat bed!)


 
 
Mmmmmmm...... this looks pretty good.........
 
 


Munch, munch, munch!




Purse #5....... a little Fall themed purse..... good for holding little treats.




Inside.......




Things were going pretty well until someone smelled the candies.  I guess it's always good to share!




I have a few more purse frames left and will be making more soon.  After the first purse, they went together fairly easily and quickly.  They will be probably be given away as little gifts, used to hold even smaller gifts. 


 
 
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my little coin purses.  Now you will want to move along and visit the other bloggers that are showing off their creations today;
 


Enjoy the UR Priceless Blog Hop!

Important PS: Please VOTE today!!!!
It's a right, it's a duty, and it's a privilege!

170 comments:

  1. So cute... all of them.. What is the name of the sewing theme fabric?

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    1. Thanks, Joy! The fabric line is from Red Rooster, called "The Sew it Book Collection by the Vintage Workshop, by Amy Barrickmano." I've had it for a few years but it seems like you can always track down old fabrics online. The whole line is pretty cute.

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    2. The selvedge was blurry....it's by Amy Barickman.

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  2. Jeanie, your coin purses are fabulous! What a fun post, I enjoyed reading the story behind each one. Each one is unique and fun! They will delight each lucky recipient... but keep at least one for yourself to enjoy. ;o)

    Thanks so much for being a part of this hop.

    UR Priceless!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine! They were fun to make and I know I'll have to keep the one that Oliver was testing out for me! Thanks for visiting!

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    2. Katherine.....too early here.... I forgot to thank you, too, for all of your hard work. Another successful blog hop that doesn't just "happen".... it takes a lot of effort from behind the scenes too. Thanks so much!

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  3. oh I did laugh at your cat trying to get into the purse! All of your purses are lovely - the coffee one is my absolute favourite, love that fabric for buying the daily essential :)

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment and for visiting my blog, Theresa. I'll tell Oliver that you liked his poses! (Now it's time for an early cup of coffee and off to the voting booth!)

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  4. Oh these are excellent and wonderful photo's too!

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    1. Thank you memmens! I appreciate the comment and thanks for visiting today!

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  5. Ok...all very cute but the cat one is my favorite, even before the cat showed up. Cat pics? Adorable!!!

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte! Oliver will be happy to see this comment! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  6. YOU are indeed priceless in sew many ways...all we have to do is look at your collection...love the photos and coin purses to a T...

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    1. Such a sweet comment, Madame Samm! Thanks for your hard work too... and the inspiration for these purses. I really enjoyed making them and will be making more!

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  7. p.s you best check well you know....and ps...if I were American I would certainly be voting...

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    1. Thank you for choosing me! I'm honored! There was a line to vote this morning.....it was wonderful to see a great turnout at 6 AM!

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  8. awesome pictures!! cute purse, can't believe you got your cat to eat out of it. LOL and then the mouse looks HUGE compared to the purse.... too cute

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    1. Thanks Bea! Oliver is so patient with me that he seems to enjoy our photo sessions. And that mouse was a big cut out.... more like a monster rat than a mouse!

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  9. Your purses are wonderful -- I love the fussy cuts, I need to make some of those! I appreciate the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks, gpc! I seem to buy a lot of fabric with large motifs on them and then don't know what to do with them. Kind of hate to cut them up to get one little section but that's fabric is for.... to cut up and use!

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  10. I love all of your coin purses! Cannot choose a favorite because every time I did, I like the next one just as much!

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    1. How sweet, Thearica! I'm glas you stopped by for a visit!

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  11. Cute little purses!! Great Job!!

    I'm giving away coin purse frames on my blog....

    http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! I'll head over to your blog too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Your post made me smile. I loved the story with each little purse.

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    1. Thanks, SuperMom! They were fun to make and I'm sure I'll be making more soon.

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  13. Great idea for the purses to hold smaller gifts. I think I may use these for some gift cards for the girls on my list.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Jenny! They are small, but they can hold all kinds of things if you put your mind to it. I'm sure I'll be putting some in stockings this Christmas and put a little candy in the coin purses.

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  14. So incredibly cute, love the ideas and the fabrics!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Come back for a visit soon!

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  15. Love the purses and the sewing fabric on the first one. I love sewing themed fabric - I guess we all do! Do you remember where yours came from?

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    1. Thanks, Littlelixie! I bought the fabric at a local quilt shop a few years ago. Read the first comment on this blog to see what the fabric line is and maybe you can google it to find more. Good luck and thanks for visiting!

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  17. Beautiful little purses! Each one is so perfectly done!!! Great job!

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    1. Hi Linda. Thanks so much for the comment and thanks for stopping to visit!

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    1. Thank you, Sandy! I appreciate your kind comment!

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  19. way too cute!!! even the mouse...lol. But I love the one with the cup of tea on it.

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    1. Thanks, Marjorie! I have a "thing" for rodents and find them very cute. Glad you liked the others too!

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  20. Fabulous purses! I love them all!
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. So sweet of you to comment, Gill! Thanks so much!

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  21. Oh that was too too funny!! Love your purses!

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    1. Thanks, Mommarock! It was fun to make them and fun to photograph them. Come back soon!

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  22. Cute fabric choices! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, P&N's! I've enjoyed making these little purses and choosing the fabric is half the fun!

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  23. What a fun variety of little pouches!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. So glad you liked them and thanks for the nice comment!

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  24. Voted at 6 AM!

    Love the cat snack idea- my two dachsies will be taking you up on the idea as they are frogmarching me to my sewing room so that I can make each of them their own snak bag!

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    1. Good for you, Agnes! There was a line at my precinct.... the first ever, as far as I know. It was wonderful to see such a great turnout!
      Hope the doggies will like their new snack bags too! :)

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  25. Fab- U- lous coin purses and an adorable kitty.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment. I'll let Oliver know that he was a hit!

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  26. The purses are so cute. Love the cat eating out of the one!

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    1. Thanks Patchouli! Glad you liked them. Oliver enjoyed doing his part..... the eating part!

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  27. The cat one, so funny, love it!

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    1. Thank you, Mara! Oliver will love his new found popularity! Thanks for visiting!

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  28. I like your purses and the story to go with them. Great job.

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    1. Thanks, Patty! I'm glad you stopped by to see them and leave such a nice comment!

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  29. oh these are all adorable, but I just LOVE that first one :)

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment, Tanyia! It was kind of hard to cut into those fabrics. Seems like I save my favorites but if I love them so much, I should use them! No point if just storing them away!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment. Glad you stopped by for a peak!

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  31. All of our purses are adoreable!

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    1. Thanks so much, Deborah! Thanks for visiting!

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  32. So cute - I really love the idea of the Christmas savings one. :) blessings, marlene

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    1. Hi Marlene! I really NEED to use this little purse and try and forget that there is $$ in it so I don't spend it! Thanks for visiting!

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  33. What a good idea you've had to have different coin purses for each use. Love them.

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    1. Thanks, Vickie! Gee, there isn't an end to the possibilities of these little purses.... so many purposes! Thanks for visiting!

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  34. Love your purses - great fabric choices! Thanks for participating in the UR Priceless hop!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments, Sallie, and for visiting my blog. Come back soon!

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  35. Great post...fabulous purses. Well done.

    Yup, I voted!

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    1. Thanks Pat! Glad you like the little purses and I'm especially glad that you voted too!

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  36. Love all you precious coin purses! Each is themed perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. What a sweet comment, Judy! I thank you for the comments and for visiting my blog!

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  37. I love,love your purses and your small stories around the purses.
    Thank you for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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    1. How nice of you, Britt-Inger! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back soon!

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  38. What sweet little purses and a fun post to read!!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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  39. The comments you made with each little purse made me chuckle and I loved all of the work you put into each one. Thanks for sharing and making your priceless comments and taking such cute photos.

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    1. What sweet comments, Sandra! I enjoyed the process, from making them to posting them. Thanks so much!

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  40. what a fun post. made me smile. love how you created little purses for specific things. really great. thanks for sharing.
    I voted!

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    1. Thanks so much, Carrie. Glad you got a little smile today while visiting. And... thanks for voting!

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  41. Hi!!! Love your presentation and story!!! They are all adorable!!! Love the little mouse!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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    1. Hi Carla! Thanks so much for your sweet comments. I hope you'll come back soon!

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  42. Your purses are just adorable...love Oliver and his 'manly' purse...TFS!!!

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    1. Thanks, Terry! Oliver will love your comment! Thanks so much for the comments and for visiting my blog!

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  43. Wow, what a great assortment, such cute pouches!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Marci! I'm hoping to make more soon....they are a bit addicting and a change of pace from regular quilting. Thanks again!

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  44. I love the warm colors in your coin purses--absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! The most fun part is picking out the fabric! Thanks for visiting!

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  46. This are 5 super sweet coin pursus, great choise of fabrics!

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    1. Thanks, Pauline! I really enjoyed picking out the fabrics. I'll be making more!

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  47. What a cuties! I love the cat purse and the cat! My cats would love a purse with some snacks too :)

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    1. Thanks, Aletta! Guess you'd better get moving and make some little cat purses for Christmas! Thanks for visiting!

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  48. These are fabulous! love how you fussy cut some of the patterns for it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Maria! It was a fun blog hop and I loved choosing the fabrics. Thank you for your sweet comments!

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  49. All fabulous! Oliver has stolen the show, as all cats do!

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    1. Thanks, Patti! Oliver always wants to be the center of my attention, which is just great with me. Thanks for visiting!

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  50. SO cute!!! I love that each one has a purpose matching the fabric - genius. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks B! There are so many fabrics to choose from that it's hard to pick! Thanks for visiting!

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  51. Rosemary B here: oh NO! they are all adorable and I want the all hahaha so incredibly wonderful. Love the coffee/chocolate one and the kitty one too, and the sewing one, gimme gimme haha
    VERY sweet all of them. thank you for sharing your creativity

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary! I'm glad they brought a smile to your face. And your comments brought a smile to my face.... thanks!

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  53. Cute little purses. And the kitty has good taste too!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! Oliver will be pleased! Thanks for your nice comments!

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  54. I love your purses! Especially Oliver's! That is great cat fabric!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! Oliver will be pleased to hear this. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  55. Love, love your purses - we all need a little purse to hold our stash money! and this would work for me. Judy C

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment. You should make a couple too and hide them away for a rainy day!

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  56. Fabulous little purses! I will have to use one as a thread catcher too! Great tip, thank you :)

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    1. Thanks very much, Trudi! I keep a little purse in my traveling sewing kit too for those pesky threads. It stores pretty flat and opens up for use. Thanks for visiting!

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  57. What darling purses, and models. Your Oliver looks a lot like my ginger cat named Hobbes.
    I love hopping from blog to blog and seeing everyone's creativity. Great job!!!
    ~a

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments, Annie! Maybe Hobbes needs a kibble purse too! I'm enjoying this hop too.... so many fabric combinations!

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  58. Cute, cute, cute! Of course my favorite one screams MEOW! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Debi! I have to admit I love that one too since Oliver loves it. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a sweet comment!

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  59. What a FUN post with FUN< FUN purses!!! Love the fabrics, the cat, the rat, oh sorry hampster?, guinea pig? I can never remember which is which!! I had a great time here!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cyndi! Animals are always popular, aren't they? I think it's a very large mouse. Glad you enjoyed the pictures and please come back again!

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  60. Oh boy, you were very busy! these are all wonderful. Love your fabrics.

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    1. Thank you, Jane! I hope to make a few more before the Christmas holidays if time allows. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!

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  61. Cute as a button!! But , you might need a bigger purse if you're going to get coffee form Starbucks! I went there today after voting and...$4 for coffee?! yikes!

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    1. Thanks, Duff! And, yes, coffee at Starbucks is quite expensive. It's only a rare treat for me. But glad you treated yourself after casting a vote... you deserved it!

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  62. I love the stories about your purses. The cat was so cute and how about the mouse!

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    1. Thanks very much! I enjoyed making the purses and Oliver always enjoys being part of the action. Thanks for leaving a sweet comment and come back soon!

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  63. Beautiful purses,love them all.Great job!!

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    1. Thank you, Rosa, for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. Hope you will visit again!

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  64. Great purses. The Christmas one made me smile as I do tuck away cash for Christmas. Your purse is much nicer than my boring envelope though! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, jmniffer! I agree.... it's more fun to save if the container is fun to use! You need to upgrade your envelope! Thanks for stopping by!

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  65. Those are just darling. I love all the different purposes.

    I voted.

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    1. Thanks, Needled! Glad you like the purses and glad you cast your vote! Please come back anytime for a visit!

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  66. All are wonderful! "Manly cat fabrics" (LOL)! Please tell me the rat is Photoshopped in... :)

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    1. Hi Giddy! Thanks for the sweet comment. The rat is a cardboard cut out left over from Halloween decorations. Pretty real looking....huh? Thanks so much for coming to the hop!

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  67. Wow! I love them all. Such wonderful fabrics and love your story to go with them. Congrats for being one of the chosen.

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    1. Thanks, Chick! I had fun making the purses and telling my little tale. I was honored to make the chosen list! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a sweet comment!

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  68. The purses are great..I love all your special ideas for each one! The fabrics are perfect! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I have so many more ideas for these little purses that I ordered even more purse frames. There are worse addictions, right?! Thank you for your nice comment!

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  69. I have enjoyed seeing your little purses! Also your sense of humor :)

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    1. Thanks, CeLynn! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you will return often. Thanks so much!

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  70. These are really fun purses. Like you, I'll be using my purses for lots of other things than just holding coins. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today!

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! They must have a million uses, don't they?! I'm glad you liked them!

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  71. What sweet little purses! I'm so glad Oliver got his own! Thanks for sharing with us all.

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    1. Thank you, Mary! Oliver kind of runs the house, which is fine with me. Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  72. I just love seeing the picture with the cat. Your coin purses' are great!
    Smiles,
    Kelly

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Oliver is a ham and loves to have his picture taken. Thankfully, I don't have to force him to cooperate. Thanks for the nice comment and visiting my blog!

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  73. All of the coin purses are quite beautiful. How cute is that ... Oliver checking out the contents with his paw. Guess it was the right kind of kibble since he dove in head first. So very cute.

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    1. Thanks, Janarama! Oliver is such a willing subject and I enjoy taking advantage of his cuteness. Thanks for visiting the hop!

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  74. Your purses are just lovely! I love the idea of the one for coffee money!

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    1. Thanks so much, Wendy! I had fun with this blog hop and will be making more purses. Thanks for stopping by!

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  75. They are all so beautiful! I's\d hate to have to chhose one!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Abbigail! I'm glad you enjoyed them. They are so quick and easy to make that you don't have to choose.... you can make several! Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. Pickles! And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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    1. Thank you, Rebeckah! They were a fun project. Thanks for visiting!

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  78. Your collection of coin purses is lovely! I like the idea of having one for Christmas money and the coffee fund.

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    1. Thank, MoeWest! I hope you make a few and find lots of uses for them. Thanks for the nice comment!

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  79. Love your purses! Moses the Studio Cat especially liked the idea of a kibble holder - now he wants one, too! LOL

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    1. Thanks Snoodles! I think Moses and a few other cats and dogs are all waiting to have their own purse. I guess Oliver has started a trend! Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  80. Wonderful purses with so much variety. My favorite was the "sewing" one and I like your use of it, too. Got a real laugh out of the kitty one and your pictures of them both!! Not sooo fond of the mouse one...hope he's a pet and not just a frequent visitor your home! lol

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    1. Thanks, LJ! Not to worry, the mouse was just a cardboard cut out! Oliver was real, though, and enjoyed having his picture taken with his new purse. Thanks for your great comments!

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  81. -lovely purses, funny photos ☺
    Thanks for sharing.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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    1. Thanks, Bente! I'm glad you liked the purses and the photos. Thanks for visiting!

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  82. What wonderful purses and wonderful post! Soooo cute! Love your stories that go with each one!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am visiting our daughter, son in law and grand baby, but am squeezing in some blog visits to see these amazing coin purses and meet new bloggers! I hope you get a chance to stop by and see my coin purse post on Nov 9th! And I did get to do early voting, before my trip. So nice to meet you!

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    1. Thanks for taking time away from your wonderful trip to blog hop! I'll be visiting the blogs myself, seeing all of the wonderful fabric combinations. I'll be sure to visit your blog. Thanks for visiting, thanks for voting..... and have a safe and delightful trip!

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  83. What a darling grouping of purses -- you did a fabulous job!! I've been so impressed by the never-ending stream of creativity through these first three days. Brava!!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Denise! I'm impressed with the other blogs too...... I've ordered more purse frames so that I can make some more. You're right.... it's never-ending! Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  84. Jeanie, your parade of purses is simply outstanding...the fabric choices...superb!! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the blog hop! Happy stitching, Pauline

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    1. Wow... thank you for the wonderful comments, Pauline! I really enjoyed this blog hop and look forward to visiting all of the other bloggers too. Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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