Wednesday, 20 June 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #159

It’s back to the ironing board for me this week and I have an hour before the children get home to do a bit more to my purse.

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I have a lovely friend who I meet up with, every couple of weeks, for a coffee. When it’s time to pay, I get a serious case of purse envy. I get out my battered old Animal wallet, while she produces her beautiful vintage creation with kiss clasp (I’ve been researching) and I want to shove mine back in my pocket a bit quick.

I know exactly how I want my new purse to look, but decided I would have a trial run first. I bought this kit. Not the cheapest way of doing it I’m sure, but I felt in need of a little hand holding on my first attempt. The fabric is just so cute and it all looks fairly straightforward. It’s only the gluing part that scares me, the sewing will be fine.

If you want to see what everyone else is up to this week, you’ll find us all hanging out with Julia. Now where did I put that iron?

27 comments:

Jaki Morris said...

Making purses was on my list of things to do this year!
I got a kit free with Mollie Makes a while back, I'll have to dig it out.
Can't wait to see how yours turns out. Love the fabric

Take care

Jakix #104

Lizzie said...

Ooo, this looks exciting! I really like the fabric. I'm sure your purse will be lovely - and then perhaps you will make some more!

I have been ironing too - making bookcloth for one of my current projects (see my WOYWW for details!).

LizzieMade
(108)

Annie said...

What a fab kit. Do hope we get to see it finished :-)
Hugs,
A x #76

Twiglet said...

No pressure then - we are all waiting to see the finished purse!! lol - Have fun making it. Love the fabric. x Jo

Neet said...

Cor blimey! That looks difficult to make (yes I sneaked a peek at the kit) but hey ho, if you can do it go get it girl. Look forward to seeing yours and hope your friend is astonished!
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #21 xx

Ali said...

Ooh like the look of that!! That fabric is gorgeous - bet it looks lovely when you have finished it xx

SueH said...

I did my ironing last night Fiona but I ache today from standing so long. It’s my own fault because I hate doing it with a vengeance and put it off until I have no option but to do it.

Love the purse kit that you’ve brought. I personally wouldn’t have a clue where to start making something like that but I look forward to seeing it finished.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#82

Hazel said...

Love your choice of materials - hope it turns out well. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #87 x

Beverly said...

Adorable fabric and I am way impressed that you are making this, look forward to seeing it finished and hearing about the compliments you get when you pull it out for purchases :)

Sarah said...

The fabric looks lovely - i have to say my purse is also of the rather battered variety!!

Ali H said...

heh - another girl with a battered Animal purse here too !! Your project looks great fun ! hope it goes well & show us when you finish !! Have fun ! Ali #39

Alison said...

That looks like an interesting project..look forward to seeing the end product!
Alison xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the fabric you're using for the purse - I followed the link to the site you mentioned, that might ne handy for the future. Thanks for the heads up!
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

Danielle said...

Adorable fabric! I would love to see the finished purse. dani22

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

That new purse you are making is going to be sooooooo coooooool! Good for you. Have fun and I enjoyed the visit. *smiles* Norma

Lisa-Jane said...

Oooh! I want a purse with a kiss clasp too! I love the way they click together, so much nicer than a zip :-)

Miriam said...

Look forward to seeing the finished purse.
#101

Angie said...

Now you have a pattern to create loads of them ....to match outfits maybe ....that would make your friend jealous.lol #9

Morti said...

LOL - your ironing board is actually going to get acquainted with your iron! I love when that happens and craftwork is between the two. Heheheheh

So, are we all going to be asking you to make us purses, this is the big question?

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous fabric, your purse is going to look stunning.
Sophie no.92

Princess Judy Palmer said...

As soon as you said "kiss clasp" I knew what kind that was even though I never knew that was what it was called. The name fits! I love the little purse and hope you can make it to your liking. My purse is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. No really. It is pieces of cloth that look like two pieces of bread hinged together. They are held together by a little magnet so you can open up the pieces of bread and see the peanut butter on one side and jelly on the other. You unzip the top of each piece of bread for a coin/money area. I love it. It isn't very practical and I always have way too much change it in, but it's fun.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! oh how cute! i hope it turns out just the way you want it!
hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

Julia Dunnit said...

Kiss clasp. I love that. I bet youve done and glued by now, and I bet it looks utterly fab. I have a Kidston pirse that was a gift. i feel onliged to use it because of that, and its not what i wouldhave chosen...sort of drives me nuts because it doesnt do what I want it to!!

scrappymo! said...

Be sure to post a picture when you finish...Your fabric is so lovely.

Jo said...

I can't wait to see your purse when it's finished x

fairy thoughts said...

I hope you are going to show your purse when you have finished it, the fabric looks really cute
janet... back from pisa #60

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow that's going to a be one super purse! Take care, am super late visiting but it's better than not at all! Zo xx 73