Friday, July 11, 2008

Dreams of Spring Block: The Purse

Here it is! The completed purse from the Dreams of Spring block!
As I was sewing it up my needle hit a pin and broke and......dun dun dun...I didn't have any spare machine needles left and no store nearby to get one! But good thing it was the day we go into town for UTURN (youth group, we are youth leaders) because afterwards we swung by WalMart and grabbed some machine needles! Yay!!!
For the bottom I wanted it to match the feel of the block and I was going to choose between the vintage lace and the beads and then I thought...why not have both? It looked perfect so I used both! I like the effect.
I used a simple rose cotton print for the lining you can just see a touch of it in this photo. I used some vintage lace for the tie closure.
I also used some sturdy vintage lace for the handles!
Here is the back, I just used a dark green brocade. It's a tad crooked at the top (proof I don't sew well LOL) but that's okay the purse is usable and still pretty from the front where it matters!

13 comments:

Judy S. said...

Very pretty, Melissa. I am SO impressed at how quickly you finished it; my projects seem to take forever, especially the last little bit. You're a great role model!

craftydiane said...

Beautiful purse! Love your block! You did a great job. Everything I sew is a little crooked somewhere or other. That just makes it more interesting!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Wendy said...

Wow!!! This sure brings it altogether! It is such a darling purse.
Wendy

Bonnie said...

SUPER CUTE!

Kathy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! The lace and beads are the perfect touch on the bottom. It would look pretty framed too. That's what you could do when you are not using it.

Kathy said...

Melissa, What size is your purse?

TattingChic said...

WOW! That is gorgeous, Melissa! You are so lucky to have such talent to make such a beautiful purse. I can just see you having it out at your tea party (fun). I love the brocade and the lace trim with the vintage looking bead trim...so lovely!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!! I am new to CQ and you are so inspiring Thank you very much for your blog !!!

Blessings,
Julie

Melissa said...

Thank you everyone! I was so surprised this afternoon when I saw 8 comments waiting for me!
Kathy - The block is an 8 inch one so the purse should be about that. It seems to be the perfect size to hold my wallet cell phone and a few extras!

Melinda Medeiros said...

Truly beautiful work!

blackbearcabin said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Iowa Sunshine said...

Wow! Your purse is just gorgeous! I wish i could do that! Wouldn't heads turn in Iowa with me carring a purse like that? LOL. They'd all want it. Your work is awesome! I love seeing what you create. HUGS, Judy B.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Melissa, Your Dreams of Spring blocks was great used in this purse your create. Just gorgeous. Hugs Judy