Monday, November 5, 2012

UR Priceless Day 1....

...and it is my day to share
my coin purse x 2.

First, thank you to our head cheerleader
Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt 
and to our hostess and cheerleader Katherine at
Sew Me Something Good
for all your hard work to make the UR Priceless blog hop happen!!

Second....let me tell you...I struggled with the first coin purse
broke the 8 wt DMC Perle cotton twice sewing the 
pouch to the frame....I changed to a beige
super strong thread they use to make seat belts.
yes....broke the needle,  snapped in half.
Frustrated...I told myself...make ONE, and your done...but
if you know me at all, I never buy just one of anything
yes I bought 3 purse frames!!

Here is my first coin purse and...I am pretty happy with it.
Luv the little hand made teddy bear....
a teddy bear artist with patience!! 
I decided to practiced patience...
and make another one....
it went together much better, faster too
but no seat belt thread in black...
I used the 8 wt Finca Perle cotton...worked great.
I luv this one too....
I will be making more of these little beauties.
I have more purse frames on order...
I'm looking forward to making more.

You will find lots of cute little coin purses
by visiting all the bloggers 
scheduled for November 5


Visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt 
to see the top picks of the day.

Mme Samm has a Pintrest board for each of the blog hops...
check them out....sEw much inspiration!!!

Happy stitching


98 comments:

  1. I know it is not really funny but I laughed when you said you threaded up unbreakable thread and then broke the needle. Your purses look fabulous. I have never made a purse with a frame. I am just following along the hop but i am sure I will be inspired to try one.

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  2. Oh, Pauline! I think your patience and perservance paid off huge. Love those darling coin purses and love that you're now hooked on making them. ;o)

    UR Priceless!!

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  3. I have some of that coin fabric - perfect for a coin purse!

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  4. Hahah love the one with Coin fabric!

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  5. What a lovely purses! Pauline, I struggled too with sewing the fabric to the frame. After trying a few different needles, I used a curved, round pointed needle. That worked well for me.

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  6. Love your purses...your fabric choices are terrific! Glad you didn't give up!

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  7. I love your purses. The pink one is my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  8. Both coin purses are delightful. I admire your patience. Well worth the effort because they are great.

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  9. Such cute purses! Patience is a virtue so I have been told....and so you must be virtuous.

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  10. oh they're both fabulous - that fabric with the money on it is just perfect!

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  11. Very ncie, both of them. Good thing persistance paid off.

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  12. Perfect with actual money fabric! I had a hard time sewing into the frame too...had always glued before, but finally got the hang of it, or maybe just found the right needle!

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  13. Wonderful coin bags. They would make great gifts.

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  14. Such cuteness, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love your coin purses! I see you went with coin faberic.. I have dollar bills fabric.. lol

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  16. Your fabric choices are great. I too broke 3 needles sewing to the frame. I may have been using the wrong type of needle or an old one? I got the hang of the sewing to the frame after making one and then a few more.

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  17. Very nice job...love them both, but that pink one is wowser!!

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  18. Adorable! I'm not in the Hop, but I made a few, too, and I also had a LOT of trouble with broken thread and broken needles before I got the hang of it.

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  19. Very cute...I just love this pattern....thanks for sharing..

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  20. So cute! You should get an award for your patience...but glad you stuck with it. The finished purses are so worth it.

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  21. Lovely purse! (from another day 1 person!)

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  22. Love them, hooray for perseverance!!

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  23. Your persistence has paid off. Those are lovely coin purses.

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  24. Adorable little coin purses! Love the coins fabric!

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  25. Rosemary B here:
    Oooh I love both of these purses. they are adorable. Love the coin fabric
    Wasn't this the most fun? Your purses turned out adorable
    thank you for sharing

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  26. What wonderful coin purses Pauline, I'm glad you kept at it!

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  27. Great coin purses! Luckily for me, I didn't break any needles!

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  28. Your little purses are so cute! Great job!!!

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  29. Really great ideas - love your little purses. Judy C

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  30. I broke my thread the first time, too! I guess I was pulling to hard. I do want to know how you knotted yours off after it was finished. That was a way tricky thing for me to do.

    And, last but not least, congrats for having your coin purse be one of the top 3! It was well deserved!!

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  31. really cute. the coin fabric is a great idea. thanks for sharing.

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  32. Great purse!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Love the coin purse with the coin fabric!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Darling purses! Glad you preservered.Love your little teddy bear too ;)

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  35. I LOVE the idea of the coin fabric! It looks fabulous.

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  36. I so love both of these- should I send you my address now?

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  37. I love your little coin purses and your fabric choices were perfectly priceless! I suffered the same broken/shredded thread issues, too, but no broken needle.

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  38. So cute. I had trouble sewing the fabric to the frames too but luckily didn't break any needles. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Very cute, I imagine once you iron out all problems they become addicting. I have three frames and pattern so I will also attempt to make some. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Hi!!! Too cute!!! I love the coin fabric you used!!! Thank You

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  41. Great Job!!

    Hosting a coin purse giveaway at my blog:

    splittingstitches.blogspot.com

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  42. Fantastic purses! I really like the black/pink, too cute! :)

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  43. I too have snap in half needles while trying to make my purse. I love your purses. Thankss for sharing....Judith, Texas

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  44. I feel your pain. I broke about 5 needles and had lots of threads break but I found that upolstry thread from Walmart worked the best for me.

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  45. Love your fabric choice for the first purse very fitting with the coin fabric
    thanks for sharing :)

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  46. Cute coin purses. Thank you for telling the frustrations involved. Now I won't feel bad when I have problems.

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  47. Did a picture ever just make you know you really needed this. These are to cute for words.

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  48. I appreciate you documenting the difficulty you had with the thread because we know now to use heavy-duty thread. It's helpful that bloggers communicate their frustrations as well as their successes as I am sure we all experience this sometimes and it's better to have a "heads-up" on situations so we can prepare. I love the coin fabric which I just saw on a Shop Hop. Oh, if I had only known-I'm sure I have enough scraps to make several of these. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  49. Cute purses, well done for persevering you have more patience than I do!

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  50. You did a great job, I love your purses!

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  51. Precious idea to make a coin purse out of coin fabric!

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  52. Cute, cute, cute!! Thanks for sharing your creations today!

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  53. Great job. I struggled with sewing the frame onto the purse as well. I broke lots of thread along the way as well. But I only made one purse. Way to go making two.

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  54. I had simialr problems with thread, but the Finca thread works like a charm! Thanks for sharing your creations!

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  55. Pauline, they are perfect. The money one is great!

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  56. I am glad you hung in there, I bet you are too! They are so darn cute when they are done aren't they?

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  57. Yay these are pretty cute, can't wait to show you mine!

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  58. Love the "coin" purse!!! Wonder blog!

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  59. I feel you pain, I had trouble at first too! Love them both but come on, coin fabric for the coin purse, too, too cute!

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  60. Here I am ....ohh my Pauline..who else would of thought of coin purse material for a coin purse...why you of course....love them both....it is amazing how your mind works sewwww creatively...love them x

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  61. Lovely pictures of lovely coin purses, thanks for showing!

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  62. They are both very pretty coin purses , thanks for sharing !

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  63. love.love,love,just beautiful!!

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  64. They are both sew pretty! The coin fabric is just the perfect choice.

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  65. hi Pauline,
    your purses are absoutely gorgeous ☺
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  66. You may have struggled but both are darling! I especially love the one with coins on it. :) blessings, marlene

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  67. very nice - thanks for sharing!

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  68. Love your fabrics. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  69. Love the coin purse! Great choice of fabric!

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  70. Love both of your coin purses. Great choice of fabrics.

    Congrats on being in the top 3 of the day!

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  71. LOL I broke a couple of needles, too! Love your purses!

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  72. I so glad you persevered because your purses are so cute especially the bright pink one.

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  73. Love them both. You did a great job in spite of a bumpy start. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. WOW, broke a needle, that is scary! They turned out beautiful, none the less!

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  75. Haha!! Very cute print in your first one -- what fun!!! Great job! :)

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  76. Such cute purses. I'm getting so many new ideas.

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  77. Coin fabric for your coin purse,how fitting :) They are both fab!

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  78. Sweet fabrics, I especially like the coin fabric. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  79. Well done on persevering, it was well worth it. I order six more frames after my first two

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  80. Very sweet! Glad it got easier!

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  81. I am so glad you got the hang of it. I think your coin purses are lovely!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  82. They're adorable! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

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  83. Very nice coin purses! I really like the one with the coin fabrics! Great!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  84. These are some nice small cuties. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. yay! for your patience...well worth it :o) I especially love your coin printed purse...inside and out!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am at our daughter, son in law, and grandbaby's home visiting, but wanted to stop by and check out the amazing coin purses!

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  86. They are the cutest things I've ever seen

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  87. What a lovely coin fabric. Very nice.

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  88. Just cute, and the fabrics so in the Spot!.
    Regards from Skåne.

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