Friday, November 9, 2012

Yay! My Coin Purse Fashion Show is here!

Every week, when I do  manage to post at least one post a week, it is fun to link up with Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-Thursdays! It has helped me decide what I want to share on my blog. 

I know that I am stretching it a wee bit this week, with my post title and with Jenny's Alphabe-thursday's "Y"!, but here it is:

Y is for Yay, Yippee, Yahoo, Yee-haw, & 
Yes-siree, I'm happy to share my mini Coin Purse Fashion Show!

U R Priceless!!! 
Cute Chubby Coin purse Collection!!!  
& Giveaway!!!

Madam Samm created this amazing pattern and this super fun blog hop.
and Katherine has kept us organized. Two wonderful "hostessess with the mostesses".

...presenting my first coin purse in my mini collection.

HINT: If you click on the photos, it should allow you to view the image bigger.

(I absolutely love everyone's amazing choices of fabric prints that have been shown on the blog hop already and I look forward to seeing more!  Oh my! Picking the fabric, for me, was THE hardest many fun prints to choose from!) 

(This is the first time to make a coin purse, but when I saw Madam Samm's cute little purse, I knew I wanted to join in!)

I decided to use canvas material in a neutral tone, for the sides and back panel. And for the front panel, I used muslin, so that I could print an initial on it easily.  I used the fabric pellon on the muslin, but not on the canvas, since I felt that it was able to hold its shape.

The inside lining fabric is what I wanted to be the surprise ;o)

(So that the stitching did not show on the inside lining, I made sure I pierced my needle back through the same exact spot in the fabric that I came through, when I worked back to the outside.  The thread I used was a heavy quilting thread. I also have some strong nylon (like fishing line-type of thread) that I will try on more coin purses later).

(I hope you like my little "Fashion Show" post...It was fun to set up my coin purses, like little models, design my "magazine cover", the little runway backdrop, and the "photo shoots" for inside my "magazine".  It was like I was designing each one a "lined dress"...either on the slender, straight "body" frame or the more curvy "figure" frame :o)

Since they are soooo fun to create...I wanted to make one for each of the girls at my dental office....
(I had bought some straight shaped purse frames, but also some that had the curves... Madam Samm's wonderful pattern worked well with both).
These four frames are curvy and gold tone.

(The four above were all done with the first name initials of four of the girls in my dental office. The lining corresponds with each girls personalities.... 
B is very sweet and hers is lined with such sweet baby birdies.
C is a Huge Florida Gator fan, so hers has a very bright cheery orange print.
C is a fun girl with lots of humor - hers is printed with lots of fun polka dots.
A is happy-go-lucky girl -so hers is blue like the sky above.

(These two straight frames show two more little gifts for my co-workers, also with first name intials).
H is so cheery and bubbly- so her lining fabric is a cheery, cherry red with bubbly white dots.
K is chic and has natural flair - so her lining is a fun animal print.

(These 3 will all have pewter colored, curvy frames, also with first name intials). 

K loves the beach and water, so her lining looks like water print. 
As of this photograph, both S's were not quite complete.
S loves green and shamrocks, so her lining has little shamrock print. 
S shown here without its frame yet. I picked the fun, cheery bubbles to bring her a smile.

and then I also wanted to make one for each of our girls...

For our two daughters and future daughter in law's, instead of just first name initials, I printed their monograms. (A neat note: All three married hubby's with last names that all begin with letter "B", same as their last names prior to getting married .)
CBE has a bright, sweet, cheery chrysanthemum print.
ABM has a fun, swirly, happy print.
KBJ has a cute, lovable giraffe print. (Our future daughter in law LOVES giraffes :o)

and then I wanted to make one for...and for...and for...
...well...I think you know what I mean...that these were so much fun to do! ...Can you believe that even  before I even got Madame Samm's cute pattern & very clear instructions, I had gone ahead and ordered 30 frames! 10 of the straight, 10 of the gold tone curvy frames, & 10 of the pewter curvy frames! I am solo happy that I did :o)
(actually, I do have 2 more to make for 2 other girls that work at the dental office part time & some others in mind!)

Here are some of the pages from my "magazine".

I also folded an origami paper heart from a crisp dollar bill to be included within each coin purse.

It was fun setting the photos to look like the coin purses were fashion models walking the fashion show runway and also on location for a photo shoot :o)

Day 5 - Nov. 9th
Be sure to stop and see all the varieties of amazing coin purses created by:

Polka Dot Classic
Geta's Quilting Studio
Busy Bee Free
Briarside Lane
Quilts and Dogs
Debbie R
suebee's World
Les passions de Cliodana
Colorpoint Quilter
On the Go Quilting
Personalized Sketchesand Sentiments 
(you are here...thank you for your lovely visit and comments!)
Freemotion by the River

Remember Nov 5th through Nov 13th (no weekends) to stop by and see all the fun coin purses.  For the full line up of participants, please head over to Katherine's @ Sew Me Something Good

& 2 ways to enter, this giveaway!

 (I would love to read your comments, even if you are not interested in this giveaway... )

1. But if you are interested...please let me know which you would like to win: either one 8x10 Personalized Sketch artwork of the fabric, needle, thimble image OR one 8x10 monogram.
...It will be drawn with the name of your choice.

2.  An extra entry, by "liking" my fb art page.
(And if you see and like any past art shown there, please let me know, by leaving a comment beneath any of the images shown there that you have become a "fan" by "liking" my page.)

The winner for one 8x10 Personalized Sketches art will be selected at the end of this blog hop. The winner will be able to choose either the "thimble, needle, fabric" with their choice of any name OR a monogram drawn using the names of their choice. (Drawing does NOT include mats, frame or shipping. Winner will need to give me their mailing address, so that I am able to send cost of shipping to the winner.)

Every drawing I do, is by hand and entirely drawn using an individual's name.

The following monogram was a wedding monogram using wife's name: K-KRISTY, last name: R-RINKER, husband's name: T-TYLER.  Also with their wedding date at the bottom right.

And also check out all the great giveaways for the Marine Corps Birthday Bash! @ Semper Wifey's 2nd Annual Marine Birthday Bash!
With a chance to win, on her November 9th post, an 8x10 Personalized Sketches monogram too!

**I am still away visiting our older daughter, son in law and grand baby! ...during her nap time, I enjoy seeing all the amazing coin purses & meeting other bloggers :o)

Signature for blog


Rebeckah Austin said...

I like the needle and thimble please :) Great work!

Geta Grama said...

Wonderful gifts, you put a lot of work and love in them!

♥Duff said...

wow--I love the way you have made each purse with the person in mind--not just name but fabric colors to match their personalities. What a thoughtful gift these girls will be receiving! Speaking of which, I would choose the needle and thimble personalized sketch artwork.

memmens said...

Oh my you are so clever - this is amazing, well done!

Pauline said...

My oh my! What a stunning post! What beautiful coin purses, thanks for showing these personal coin purses.
Enjoy your day.

Sue said...

Great purses! Thank you for sharing with all of us!

charlotte said...

You are very talented.

Theresa Plas said...

Really liking that PoP of color on the inside! So Cute!

Thearica said...

Your coin purses will be all the rave!!! So glad you are part of the hop!

gpc said...

I love your purses, what lovely gifts! I'm also glad to hear that the curved frames work well with this pattern because I've wanted to try one of them, too. I love the monogram!

Jeanie said...

What a lovely line up of purses! I love the way you photograph them. All of your recipients will be thrilled with their purses! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway too! I'd love the thimble/name giveaway if I were lucky enough to win. Thanks!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow!!! If I could be so very lucky Maria...I would love the needle ,thimble, fabric with my name and yours if possible. That is adorable!!! Thank you.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

liking you on FB also....fingers crossed.

Madame Samm said...

lovely fashion show...coin purses have never been dressed with such haute couture lol

Gill said...

Great purses! I love the idea of personalising them all!
I would love to win a personalised sketch!

Just Carol said...

Your photos of these little purses was amazing and fun. They are all beautiful!

PolkaDotClassic said...

Love!! your runway coin purses :)
Thanks for sharing

Kchabr55 said...

Your coin purses are beautiful! I like the needle thimble image. Thanks for the chance!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your fashion show! Each one so pretty and each will be loved. Thank you for this fun parade!

Sheila said...

Incredible work , your co workers will love their gifts , they have been made with so much thought and are gorgeous. If I were lucky enough to win I would choose the Thimble /needle . I liked you on facebook.

Denise :) said...

Not only are your purses just darling, but your delivery was fabulous! I really enjoyed your post and would love the monogram sketch!! Thank you! :)

Abbigail said...

Beautiful purses!

Linda said...

Your monogram purses are absolutely gorgeous!!! Bravo!!

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning! I love your personalization for each recipient. And your artwork is divine!

Thank you for hopping along with us, and I am so happy to be a new follower. I would love to win the fabric, needle, and thimble image.

JCnNC said...

Absolutely beautiful and fun little purses. The monogram would be my choice. Judy C

Rosa said...

Your purses are wonderful and love your photos,fantastic!!
I`d love a personalize sketch.Thanks!!

Marjorie Nath said...

I liked your facebook art page.

thelady at

sew.darn.quilt said...

You talents explode off the page with these adorable purses. Well done :)

Carrie P. said...

You have been very busy. What a great idea to put initials on each little purse. The one with the dolphin caught my eye because my daughter loves them.
If you pick my name I would love the sketch of the needle and thimble. You are so talented. thanks for the giveaway.
I don't do facebook.

Debi said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Agnes B Bullock said...

What a fabulous talent you have- my fvorite purses so far!

Anonymous said...

I love how each purse is personalized with their initials and a special fabric for the lining of each. I'm sure they are going to be loved and treasured.

I also love how you created a magazine and pages with each purse as a fashion model. You really did a wonderful job on it. Thanks so much for sharing them.

And thanks too for the giveaway. If I won, I'd choose the 8x10 Personalized Sketch artwork of the fabric, needle, thimble image.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

diane said...

Your coin purses are lovely and your presentation is even prettier. I would have never thought to print initilals on the front. Brilliant

Pat Converse said...

Those girls you work with are going to be very happy campers. Your presentation
is's obvious that a lot of thought went into it, as well as your purses.
Great job!



Judy B said...

Such fantastic talent! Each little coin purse is a work of art. I guess I am a no-reply blogger since I don't have one or do faceBook. The sketch artwork of the fabric would be my choice. Thank you for sharing and the wonderful giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

DonnaJ said...

really pretty...

Beth said...

You are one talented woman! My hat is off to you. Beautiful work. Thanks for the chance to win the fabric,needle, thimble.

deborah said...

Your work is stunning!!!
I would like the monogram if I'm lucky enough to win one of your originals.

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Very pretty and love the initials!!!! Thanks for the fun!!1

patchouli moon studio said...

Wow I don't know if I love the actual purses better or the lovely "fashion show" magazine layout! So great. I love the thimble and needle. Hope I am lucky enough to win.(My birthday is Nov. 13th and what a great gift this would make for me...hint, hint). I love your blog and am going to become a follower right now too.

The Slow Quilter said...

Love your presentation of the coin purses you made. What a great job you did. The runway, and photo ops of the purses was wonderful, never seen anything like it.

Marci Girl said...

I would love to win a monogram, that is something I really don't ever have access too or the extra funds to purchase! Your pouches turned out fabulous and I really like the variety!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Terrific post. Very clever. Your purses are terrific. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win. I'd love either, but our initials would be pretty on our family photo wall.

Maria Kievit said...

A lot of little purses were made! You were really busy with them. Love how you've personalized each one of them. thanks for sharing.

Vivian said...

Great job personalizing the gifts, they all look great. I would love my initials personally drawn, what a great giveaway. Thanks. Vivian

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Wow, your little purses are really pretty, love the monograms and the fabrics
Thank you for sharing your creativity
I think the print of sewing things is really nice, and frame-able too

Corrie said...

Keep on sewing! That's quite a collection. It's so nice that they are so personal and a piece of art from you. Really enjoyed your post and your art!

Semper Wifey said...

Maria, I love the new coin purses! And of course, I would love to be entered in your contest for a monogram. Cheers! :)

Semper Wifey said...

Oh, and I of course like your FB page! :)

Patti said...

I really enjoyed reading your post today. The presentation of your purses was so well done, and the purses themselves are beautiful!

Leah said...

Love the personalized purses! Great idea!!

LJ said...

Wow! You are amazingly creative! Not only are all your coin purses just adorably sweet but so very specially individualized. Then, to top it off, you creative use of the magazine and runway aspect was fantastic. Very neat and refreshing; thank you. I'd love to win the artwork with the needle, thimble image; thanks for the chance.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Absolutely beautiful coin purses...all of them. I'd choose the is just lovely :)


Britt-Inger said...

your purses are sew wonderful. Thanks for sharing your great projects.

CeLynn said...

That is such a clever way to show off your sweet little coin purses!

Joyce said...

Love, love what you have created! I am a new follower and love the needle and thimble print!

ljeanne said...

I like the individual letters and onto grams on the purses. Better, yet, the linings match each persons personality. What a great way to honor each friend.

I would like the fabric, needle, and thread design.

ljeanne said...

You are very talented. I love the thought behind each little purse.

ljeanne said...

I liked you on FB. Our 50th wedding anniversary is next year. I will have to share your FB page with my daughters - I would love the wedding monograms with our wedding and anniversary dates at the bottom. I will be very obvious with my hints to them!

Laura said...

Your purses are beautiful. I would love to have a monogram. Your work is lovely!

Tracy Johnson said...

I really liked your monogramed purses.

If I won I would like the needle, thimble and fabric sketch.

Tracy Johnson said...

I liked the teddy bear sketch on your facebook page.

Vickie said...

What a talented artist you are!!! I love the needle and thread and your coin purses are great.

Joanne said...

These are adorable and so personal! What a great idea and a great way to show them off to us. I really like the needle, thread and thimble sketch. You are VERY talented! Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

Bud and Marsha said...

I love your designs, all of them. Your magazine spread is delicious! I would be thrilled to win either of your sketches as both are so perfect. If I win, I think I'd love the needle, thread, thimble and my name but it's so hard to choose.
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous purses.

xinex said...

Oh aren't they just the cutest coin purses, Maria! You really are so talented!...Christine

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

So classy on the outside and fun on the inside! Very clever!

Sue said...

Those coin purses make the best gifts practical AND personal. They are all going to be absolutely thrilled to get them.


PS. I would take a monogram. And I'm going over to like your FB page, too!

Claudia Willison said...

I can see clearly that you lov(ed) making those little purses. They would would make great make-up purses, too!

Yes, I went ahead and like your fb page and should I be selected I would love the monogram (I am not into sewing, hence...) :)

LV said...

I have know all along that you are an amazingly talented lady. Do not know how you find the time to do so much and still work. I simply love those little coin purses. What would you charge me to make one or two? Put my name in the post for anything you are giving away.

Kim said...

I love your fashion show. Very cute.

Splendid Little Stars said...

These are just amazing! the purses and the magazine! so impressive!

Katherine said...

OH, Maria! Your coin purses are fantastic! I love how you personalized them for each of the recipients - so thoughtful and beautiful. They will adore your gifts!

I admire your talent and would be delighted with a personalized sketch of the fabric, needle and thread. I'll keep my fingers crossed. :o)

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

UR Priceless!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Wow so nice they er. Its fine to see such personalized purse.

MoeWest said...

You've made some wonderful gifts and the photography is great! Please enter me in the draw for the fabric, needle and thimble image.

Beth said...

I "liked" your FB page. Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

I would love the 8x10 monogram. You do such amazing work!

Shannon F.

Anonymous said...

And I already liked your facebook page. :) (Shannon Faith)

Shannon F.

Wendy said...

Your purses are wonderful! I love the neutral outer and the pop of colour inside

Jenny said...

I love the surprise of these coin purses!

It's a secret smile inside for the lucky recipients!

Will you put a Hershey Kiss in there for them?

Your color combos are so witty and fun.

I really enjoyed seeing these.

Hope you're still with the family...did sweet little Bunny get a coin purse for 'later'?

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend.

And Hugs and A+

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! The purses are awesome, M!

Grandma Becky said...

The purses you made are amazing! Only thing I've been creative at is a photo book I did of our anniversary trip. Take care.

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