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Monday, 23 September 2013

Just keep swimming...

Trying to keep my mind occupied yesterday, I came to the conclusion, that as much as I was lusting after one of Kat's beautiful frame purses, especially the ones made of HR goldfish in bags, I really should use my own frame, my own goldfish, and save my pennies for next weekend, (more on that later in the week).

So I did.

I fussy cut a precious little Swimmy, pulled my current favourite denim yarn dyed linen and the white frame I got at Eternal Maker last weekend.

An hour or so later I had drafted a pattern, after a fashion, because the frame is only 2" x 4", and came up with this little beauty...


I did the little fishy outline and quilting in Aurifil 12wt, and put in the spotty lining from an M is for Make scrap pack.

I love this little purse.  It makes me smile.  And that, as they say, is what it is all about.

35 comments:

  1. That's absolutely perfect and you can take your pennies for next weekend in it too! Win win all round ;-)

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  2. Just lovely...made me smile too!

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  3. It's so cute. I'm trying to resist making grabby hands at my screen.

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  4. So cute :-) was thinking of you yesterday xx

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  5. And a beauty she is! Just lovely!

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  6. So cute! Love the combination with the denim. Keep smiling!

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  7. OMG I want Swimmy!! This is totally and utterly gorgeous. = jealous and drooling!!!

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  8. Love this! Need to attempt a framed purse...on my many things to do list!

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  9. Oh. Em. Gee!! This is like the cutest most adorablest purse ever

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  10. Oh I love this! You did a WONDERFUL job! I would love to get my hand on just a few of those little gold fish bags!!
    *Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  11. Oh my the cuteness. I'd say the perfect use of a HR swimmy fish indeed! Perfectly executed my friend!

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  12. I love the little fish too, it works beautifully on your little purse.

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  13. Goldfish purse to hold all your gold coins.

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  14. Cute! Admire you for making such a tiny purse.

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  15. Gorgeous! I've been lusting after them too, but I love your cute version :o)

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  16. And it makes me smile too :)

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  17. Very lovely! Little purses are cute, aren't they? Beautifully done!

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  18. Precious! I've made one frame bag, loved it, gave it away. Need to make a bunch more. :-)

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  19. You are too clever for your own good! Really lovely x

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  20. super cute and I may copy you!

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