Owl be there for you *Card Purse

Making the Owl be there for you *Card Purse has been so exciting. I had seen a pattern on Pinterest for an owl motif quite some time ago and I had in mind that I might make my Mom an owl purse (she LOVES owls) but wasn’t really sure how to bring my idea to life.

The *Coin purses are a little smaller than this new shape to fit credit cards which makes things a little tricky when it comes to making motifs or designing magical scenes.

I’ve had my sister on my mind recently as she’s preparing for big life events and for some reason amongst all the mixed emotions, strangely,  I recall a pair of pyjama’s she has with the “Owl be there for you” slogan on it.  I suppose I’ve named this purse as a big sister extending the sentiment to her and looking at the purse the imagery is there too 🙂

All the owl references popping up combined with finding the last dregs of a fabric roll (with owl print on it- yay!) at a local craft shop – it was destiny and a ‘no brainer’. The doors have been opened to creating the hugging owl scene I had in mind.

I’ve used embroidery thread to stitch the tree branch and leaves. The owls are made with cotton and just to finish it off, I’ve added an owl button on the back 🙂

 

Seahorse *Card Purse

I was contacted last week with a request for a card purse. If it could please have a seahorse on it and the preferred colour would be green.

I’ve never crocheted a seahorse but immediately my crafty senses were zinging with ideas. Challenge accepted ✔️ At first I was going to make the seahorse using a colorful beadwork assortment. Although it looked great on paper it just didn’t look the part on the crocheted purse. I decided the purse needed a crocheted seahorse and so I searched the world wide web for patterns:- I found this one. Whilst it is in graph form only which I’m not really too keen on (especially when working on projects after a days work – who wants to figure out what to do on a graph pattern?), I pushed on and finished the seahorse. I actually finished several. But no matter which yarn or hook I used the seahorse was way too big for the side of a *card purse. With perseverance and a little tweaking I fortunately, eventually managed to make a seahorse the perfect size! It was a tough challenge, but I am now so pleased how it turned out. 😍

Finished off with water bubbles and soft contrasting beading on the seahorse and a few seashell buttons on the back, makes this a rather special handbag accessory. I managed to also source some seahorse fabric for the inside lining -the icing on the cake for this sweet aquatic purse. 🙂

Raspberry Ripple *Card Purse

As mentioned in my recent post Sally’s Birthday *Coin Purse and Raspberry Ripple *Coin Purse I had received quite a lot of interest from the ladies at the party about the *Coin purse I made for my friend her for her birthday. Following the trend, I’ve also now made a *card purse version of this.

I’ve left it fairly plain as I felt the pattern created by this yarn was quite interesting but if you were interested in the purse and wanted additional beads/ embellishments – I’m very happy to accommodate 🙂

This purse is small enough to fit in your hand, has ample room for coins, lipsticks and plenty credit cards.

Here’s what the card and coin purses look like side by side so that you can see the differences:-

Red Love *Coin Purse

Love, love me do…

I decided to be a little brave and have a go at trying a new yarn. I loved the colour pallet of the Paintbox yarns. Vibrant, young bold and modern? I’ve bought a small rainbow of selected colours and will be trying them out over the next few purses. I loved the red as soon as I saw it. A much deeper than and I think I prefer this shade to the more yellow version I already have.

The colours are bolder but I find the ‘Feel’ a lot different, even though they’re both cotton. My usual Sirdar cotton has a shiny glow to it (which probably adds to its softness whilst working with it) whereas the Paintbox yarn seems to absorb the colour, but not drain it. A little tougher on the fingers to work with, but quite an acceptable sacrifice if you’re after a larger pallet of colours. There is no difference however between finished products.

Red Love *Coin Purse available now in my shop, here.

Green Daisy *Coin Purse

A crochet coin purse – perfect Mother’s Day gift

“Daisy.. Daisy give me your answer true… I’m half crazy all for the love of you” 🌼 … bet you all sang along with that too.

The Daisy is such a huge part of my life. I doodle Daisies all day, often without even thinking about it. There’s something in their shape that’s so pleasing. They are such a wonderful advocate for a flower. Not that flowers need advocated – I mean, who doesn’t love flowers? However, ask 10 random people, anywhere to draw a flower and what do they do? They draw a Daisy.

Remember  May’s Daisy Blanket I made for my MIL for Christmas? Daisies appear all over the show. Daisies are just simply beautiful, comforting, pleasing and frankly the epitome of pretty. I was thinking of a colorful Daisy chain for this purse, bring out those mothers who wore Daisy chains, colorful caftans and no shoes, but as I was getting into it’s creation, the purse was changing into something more sophisticated. More elegant. Thinking about it, those women are no longer the flower-power-hippies they were (well most of them anyway) the 60’s are long gone and fashions and tastes have moved on. The Daisy *Coin Purse was demanding to be something current, beautiful, special. Sometimes, you just have to go with the flow and let your creations make a life for themselves.

I hope this purse goes to a lovely home, and brings a smile to its recipients face. It will be missed dearly.

Doily *Coin Purse

So pleased to introduce you to this new little beauty. The Doily *Coin Purse has turned out beyond my expectations. I am really pleased with this one. A lot of work has been done on this purse:- the adaptation of the pattern  I used for a doily took longer than I expected. I’ve also sewn 2 linings inside – a calico in the middle and a soft floral on the inside. As you will know I hand sew the linings on all the purses which takes up a lot of time.

This purse will be a great gift for a person with elegance and appreciation for the finer things. It has a romantic lace’y feel about it. I would personally use it for jewellery or small trinkets & keep sake’s rather than a coin purse, but whatever the use I wouldn’t mind this one not selling so that I can keep it  for myself.😋

If you would like to purchase it, (hurry) it is available now in my Etsy Shop

Another Watermelon *Coin Purse

I decided to have another go at making a Watermelon *Coin Purse. You may recall the previous Watermelon *Coin Purse 🍉  which I gave away to my friend Mandy whilst on holiday in SA.

The watermelon reminds me so of hot summer days, relaxing in the shade by the pool with friends and family. Just under 2 weeks back, with an arm full of projects and WIP’s I couldn’t help myself returning to the summery glow of this sweet purse.

I’ve used the same colours on this one, except for adding a row of a darker green. Sparkly clear seed beads along the white fleshy strip providing a hint of water droplets.

Missing the sun ☀️ But so glad to have a bit of sunny inspiration still shining through.

Pink with White Rose *Coin Purse – WIP

Following all the Christmas creations I feel less pressured to complete works to a deadline and have started getting back to all those “ideas” I had. One of which is a light pink purse, with a spray of White Roses. I will be doing some bead work on this one and looking forward to see the finished product (so that I can get onto the next one)…

Pink with White Rose *Coin purse - WIP

Little Harvey *Bunny

I’m very pleased to introduce you to Little Harvey *Bunny. The little fellow was a custom order and is going to a special baby boy.

 I must admit (showing my age), I did not know who the famous ‘Harvey the Bunny’ was! At first I Google-searched images to understand what I was being commissioned to do and I was faced with some pretty scary looking bunnies indeed… I knew that couldn’t be right! Speaking with J, he went on to tell me there is no such thing as a ‘Harvey bunny’ and after some confusion on my part, he eventually told me the background story:-  “Harvey” a 1950 comedy -drama is now on my “must see” list and is about a man and an imagenary rabbit. 

This real Harvey has been made with the softest white yarn, with blue accents of a blue bow tie and a hand sewn “baby boy” fabric ear lining. He has a heart embroidered with his name  on and little blue stars.

I’ll be posting updates on my Christmas orders as soon as I am able to – watch this space 🙂

Pink ‘n Black *Coin Purse with butterfly

I can’t believe we have such little time left until Christmas!! I have got to get a move on with my Christmas gifts, running seriously behind schedule and still struggling to think of ideas for J. However, I’ve managed to finish another purse (which I’m sure J won’t want), which I’m allowed to share with you as it is not part of any order destined to live wrapped up under a tree for a while waiting to be opened. I’ve got so many ideas for purses – just very little time to keep up with the creating of them 🙂

I’ve made this *Coin purse with the glamour of Christmas parties in mind where one would only require a small purse. The finished purse measures approx 4 inches tall by 5 inches wide, has a heart clip frame and a bronze ‘made with love’ charm. Decorated with a pink crochet butterfly and an inner lining with a complimentary design.  All my *coin purses are made and stitched by hand.

If you are interested in this or any other item I have made, please visit my Etsy shop for the available stock on hand. I am unfortunately not taking anymore orders for Christmas delivery, but will happily take orders for the New Year here.

Please remember to pop by after Christmas for a view of the works I’ve made for Christmas gifts which I’ve been unable to show off now 🙂