Monday, 21 January 2013

eureka!

Today I got to spend a wonderful day in the city with Teresa from all things vintage. Teresa is down in Melbourne to burn the midnight oil watching as much tennis as she can.  After a marathon session watching Jokovic's match which ended at 2 am she still managed to meet me at Flinders Street Station on time this morning.
We wandered down to L'Uccello and took in all the loveliness there.
After that we headed off to find somewhere to have lunch. On the way we stopped at a Lincraft store, it was massive. I thought I would see if they had any purse frames and lucky for me they did. I found one that I thought would fit and as soon as I came home I rushed in to try it and Ta Da!!!!!
It got stitched in immediately.
 the holes for stitching were large enough to get the needle through so no numb thumb.. I even managed to get the stitches relatively neat...
please excuse the delinquent thread, don't know where that came from.
 Here is the outside, I am one happy chappy!
Finding the frame topped off a fantastic day.
Now the mandatory bloggy photo will have to be pilfered from Teresa's blog once she posts it.
Thanks for the visit Teresa I enjoyed it heaps!
Happy day!
marina


ps- if anyone thinks they could use the unhelpful frame I would be more than happy to send it to you, just email me and let me know. I don't think I want to even see it again!

24 comments:

shez said...

marina your purse looks fantastic,well done and lucky you spending time with teresa.xx

Lin said...

Your finished bag looks great - glad you found the right frame in the end.

Mistea said...

Amazing what the right resources can do for a project. Cute purse.
Sounds like you had a lovely day out too.

Shirley said...

Glad you eventually got it sorted. It looks lovely. Heard about the mammoth tennis match on the tv. That is some stamina your friend has to shop after such a late night.

Michelle Ridgway said...

How wonderful to meet up with our gorgeous Teresa. I am sure you had a great time...so fantastic you found your purse whatsy. It looks lovely.

Fiona said...

sounds like you had fun today .... and so glad the new frame worked out... the purse is gorgeous.... and I love your new page and header...
Hugz

Susan said...

I'm so glad you found a new frame and it worked first go. It's a lovely little purse. Teresa sounds like she is having a great time in Melbourne, and I'm sure she enjoyed her day with you.

Christine M said...

Isn't Lucello a gorgeous shop! So many lovely things to see. Your purse looks great Marina. I didn't notice the thread until you pointed it out!

Anthea said...

Wow what a perfect find Marina! The purse is very sweet, you are so clever. I want to try making a purse with frame, but am a bit chicken, especially when I see such gorgeous ones like yours! x

Raewyn said...

Success!!! It was worthwhile waiting to get the right frame - your little purse is gorgeous!!

Briar Rose said...

Three cheers Marina, it looks fabulous. so glad you had such a successful, happy day, the city Lincraft is a big store with plenty of craft stock, and l'uccello is just beautiful, always worth a visit. Cheers R.

Lynda said...

So glad you had a lovely day with Teresa - I've met her a few times both in Qld and here. She's a sweetie. Your purse looks wonderful - very happy that you're happy with it.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks fantastic...glad you had a great time with Teresa, she us a gem..

elliek said...

So glad this one worked. Looks great.

Narelle said...

A lovely day out topped off by a great find. It always pays to look around just incase :)

Els koetsier said...

Youre Hexa purse is a beauty Marina.

Lib said...

Lucky you! I love L'Uccello, discovered it last time I was in Melbourne along with the lovely Japanese shop in the same building.

Elyte said...

Very glad that the purse story had a happy ending. Love all those little hexagons.
Sounds like a fun day out.

Josie said...

Your new hexie bag is gorgeous. I'm so pleased you found a new frame more cooperative that the first one. I'm still procrastinating over fabric for my first hexie attempt. Just need to stop thinking and start doing eh! Your day out sounded lovely.... hope more days like that come around for you soon.....;o)

Karen said...

So cute, I LOVE it! And a great header photo too.

Karen said...

Hooray. So pleased you found the right frame - and had a lovely day!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful finished purse! Congratulations!
And I love meet with Teresa :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your bag is lovely Marina, love all the patterns on the hexies. Your dresden quilt is looking gorgeous in the previous post too!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Fabulous purse, enjoy using it...