Monday, August 11, 2014

Hand Stitched Treasure

Last night, I finished this little coin purse.

The exterior was created with a re-purposed pair of blue/black denim jeans. 
 And the lining was created with a re-purposed 100% silk purple dress.

Hearts are my favorite shape, so I embroidered one on the front.  Well.. two if you count the one in the butterflies flight path.

Way back in my January "Grow Your Blog" post, you may remember I was toying with the idea of opening a shop on Etsy.  Well, today I finally did!  I am nervous and excited all at once.  And this little coin purse is the first item in my Hand Stitched Treasure Etsy Shop.  (I know, in January, I thought my little under the sea themed purse would be the first item.  However, that is currently checked in with the Clackamas County Fair - which opens tomorrow.  I do not expect any ribbons, but it was fun just to participate!)

Now, I am off to finish a few chores and try to work on a few more projects so this coin purse is not so lonely.

Thanks for stopping by!


Janie said...

Wow! Beautiful work, looks sharp.

Renee said...

Thank you, Janie!

Pamela said...

How cute! Good luck with your new endeavor.

Wendy said...

oh that is just lovely. Good luck with the shop!

crazyQstitcher said...

Your purse is great. I had one shot at making one and attaching the clip was disastrous. :-((
All the best for your Esty and County Fair.

Renee said...

Thank you, Pamela!

Renee said...

Thank you, Wendy!

Renee said...

Thank you! The fair opened today. Though I am anxious to check it out, I am trying to wait until my hubby is able to go with me. The tutorial I read (and the pattern) at Sweet Bee Buzzing for a sew-in purse frame made learning to sew in the frame so much easier. This is my 3rd sew-in frame, and I finally managed to pretty much hide my threads inside. It is still tricky for me.

Amy at love made my home said...

Very pretty! xx