Sunday, 3 February 2013

beating the purse frame monster

Yesterday morning I had a very productive session at craft group where I finished the second side of the hexie purse. I was so excited as this meant I could sew it together.
The pattern I used is not the Brigitte Giblin one this time but a studio Mio pattern. I just worked out how many hexies I would need and took it from there.
Last night I measured and cut as accurately as I could, not wanting to stuff up those hexies and it came together perfectly. Fitting the frame wasn't an issue and I took lots of care to fit the purse in the frame. Even my stitching of the frame is getting better.
I was rewarded with this finish...

It is a slighty different and perhaps a little smaller than the first one I made which is propping it up. Now to get a chain handle I think and it is complete!
(I really must remove stray threads before photographing!
 the mandatory gumnut babies inside as a label...

I thought these little keyrings would look cute with the gumnut babies. I will definitely be getting some more of these key rings from spotlight.

One thing marked off my February list already....Now the next one won't be that easy.
Happy days!!
Marina

33 comments:

Fiona said...

oh wow, the purses are so lovely - so clever - if you hadn't mentioned the stray thread I wouldn't have not noticed! love the gumnut emblems for the label and the key rings...
your new header is great too! very arty farty crafty....
Hugz

Jindi's Cottage said...

Loving the new header, the purses, the signature gumnut baby and those cute little keyrings (must remember those next time I am in a Spotty)...a very productive day indeed...you are motivating me to face and conquer my fear of purse frames!...

Susan said...

Oh beautiful Marina, you must be so pleased with it. I had to go back and look for the stray thread.........I usually have at least one on me at all times! Cute idea with the gumnut babies inside.

shez said...

Marina they are fantastic,you will have to bring them for show and tell at our next blogger's meet and those key rings are so cute as well,lovely work marina.xx

elliek said...

Love the purses. Your stitching is so perfect. Must go looking at Spotlight as the keyrings are very cute and such a good idea for presents.Those stray threads get everywhere, even when you think you have got them all another one just appears!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Very clever, they look fantastic. Loving your new header too :) hugs

Briar Rose said...

You have those purses down to a fine art now Marina,they are gorgeous,as are the cute key rings. I also love the new header. Cheers R.

Elyte said...

All I can say is WOW!
Your new photo is gorgeous.
I spy with my little eye some suffolk puffs!

Mistea said...

Wow you are going great with those little hexie purses. Love the new one, and seeing them all lined up in your header pic very swish.
Cute key chains.
Enjoy Sunday.

Tracee said...

I love those hexie purses the are adorable.

Cath said...

I have only one word for you......EXQUISITE!!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Maria said...

OH!!!! I just adore your Hexie purses...

Karen said...

Well done! This is really lovely. All that beautiful work with your hexies has really paid off!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Wow, your new bag (and the older one) is gorgeous!! And you can tick one thing of your February list already. Cute little keyrings, great idea. I love your new header too.

Sharyn T said...

Your purses are great. Sharyn:)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Marina....they are gorgeous...

katherine said...

These are just beautiful!

Michelle Ridgway said...

I just adore your Hexie purses. Love the key rings too. So cute.

Shirley said...

All is looking great Marina but I am as curious as Elyte and want to lmow what you are going to do with the yo-yo's.

Oddbjørg said...

The purses are gorgeous!!

Lynda said...

Fantastic Marina. They are so beautiful.

Josie said...

Love those hexie bags... more than I love chocolate! Your new header looks great. I'm still don't know about those Gumnut babies... maybe if they put some clothes on! :o))

Christine M said...

Great work Marina. Your purse looks fantastic.

Karen said...

The hexagon bags are adorable! Tiny pieces.

Anita said...

Hi Marina,
Oooo I love those purses!!! Hexie's are a bit special, love the colours too. The gumnut babies are too cute.
Cheers, Anita.

Els koetsier said...

Hexagonpurse is a beauty, and the keyrings waauw. I have look here in the netherlands for these rings and i cab find theme here. Maybe I have to look better.

Sheila said...

Beautiful purses Marina , very lovely job!

Teresa said...

Wow oh Wow!!! The purses are simply gorgeous Marina. And I love those cute little gumnut babies especially the key rings. Just makes everything PERFECT xx

Tatkis said...

Wonderful purses, you've done great!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Carrie P. said...

Oh! MY! your little purses are the sweetest things ever. I love them.
I am going to make my DIL one for her birthday but not with hexies.
Any advice you would give me? I am a little nervous about the sewing part.

Narelle said...

Your hexies purses are so lovely Marina ... you make them beautifully :)

La Pecora Nera said...

Great hexie purse. I love it:-)
Hugs, Emanuela

Sue said...

The purses are so beautiful, are they from a pattern? I have never tried to make one of these, you have done a lovely job!