Monday, 12 November 2012

UR Priceless Blog Hop and giveaway

Hello and welcome to Day 6 of the UR Priceless blog hop!!  We have all been making lovely coin purses!!  If you are new to my blog - WELCOME!!  I hope you stay and have a look around!  There may even be a giveaway at the bottom!

A big thank you to Madame Samm for such a fun pattern with pictorial instructions, and to Katherine for all her cheer leading and time spent getting us all organised!  The hardest part was definitely finding the correct frame.  I wanted silver but they don't seem to do silver sew-in frames, so I settled with an antique-look sew-in as my seams were quite thick so they wouldn't fit into the silver glue-in frame I also purchased.  DMC floss worked a treat to sew it in.  


A silver frame would have suited my fabrics better don't you think?  I used some fun Laurie Wisbrun chair fabric with some Kona for the outside of the coin purse.  For the interior, I used Summersville by Lucie Summers.  I love these colours together - fresh and happy! 

Also on the hop today:
Day 6 - Nov. 12
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans - you are here!

And now for the giveaway!!  I have put together some fabric scraps and a handful of zippers for you [we all love scraps and haberdashery notions, right?] - and there may be a couple of surprises added to the prize before I mail it to the winner [and we all love surprises, right?].  This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere with a postal address!  To enter, please tell me what gifts you are sewing or making for Christmas presents this year!  If you'd like to become a follower - hello and welcome - but you don't have to!  One comment per person.  The winner will be chosen on Wednesday the 14th November and contacted by email so please make sure there is a way for me to contact you!


Happy blog hopping and GOOD LUCK! 

142 comments:

Swedish Scrapper said...

Lovely purse! yes, silver would do it too, but this was a good alternative! I am making a Totoro paper piecing from Alyce's pattern, Christmas stockings, and a couple lap quilts!

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance! I have made a few pillow covers for different people. a kindle cover, handkerchiefs, I put together a box of crafting items for my little cousin who also loves to sew. I also made a book of spells.

LethargicLass said...

I am making some pot holders and some toys for the family friends who's house I am going to

Anna said...

I am making a throw blanket for my boyfriend's parents, some pot holders, and maybe a purse for my sister :)

Jackie T said...

I will am making some market bags and some aprons as gifts along with a few potholders and baby bibs! Thank you for sharing!

CarrieM said...

Definitely some circle skirts for my girls, maybe some placemats for the in-laws.

amy and the bad cats said...

i'm making fabric bowls for my husband's sisters.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I've been paper piecing snowmen ornaments for my kids to give to their teachers this year.
Thank you for the chance

Fran Daoust said...

I admire your coin purse. Our ASG meeting tomorrow night is holiday gift ideas. So far I made 2 draw string bags and 2 pairs of shoelaces. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

Your purse is lovely. I am making some EPP ornaments for gifts and beaded ornaments.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love the fabric you chose for your cute little purse! I'm making table runners, pot holders and hot pads as gifts and want to make some little zippered bags as well (to tuck gift cards in). Thanks for the sweet giveaway...I'm a new follower.

Anita said...

Love your cute little purse, I think it looks fine without the silver! As for gifts, haven't started yet, but want to make some zippy pouches and maybe some cute aprons. I'm a follower too :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the chair fabric! Very cute purse. I just finished up my last 'extra' gift because I just found the pattern - cute little 'face' bags to throw some hotwheel cars in for the grandsons.

Forte Accessoriez said...

lovely purse you make. I will make quilt for my baby.

Sue said...

I have been making small coin purses for gifts! Surprise, surprise! Along with those I have made placemats, gift bags to put the gifts in and some totes! Now it is getting down to crunch time and I had better finish up! Love the colors you used in your adorable purse.

Denise :) said...

Your frame is very pretty and delicate looking -- where did you find it? Love the print, too! Great job and what a fun giveaway! I'm making the Christmas Tree napkins and matching table toppers for all of my sisters! :)

Judy B said...

Love the fabric you used for your coin purse! Well, I will be making coin purses, some zippered ones also, small wall quilts and pillowcases for Christmas gifts. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a cute little purse. I think the frame looks great with your fabric.Where did you find/buy it? I'd really love to give this pattern a try. This Christmas I'm making two zippered pouches. Depending on time there might be more. My son returns from deployment in Afghanistan this month so we're helping our DIL and grandson get moved and settled before the happy day arrives!

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win. I'm also a new follower.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Pam said...

Love the coin purse, something I have never made....yet. I am busy making lap quilts and potholders, Christmas stockings and baby quilts. I start my sewing time with 2 blocks a charity quilt slowly using some of my stash to make room for new arrivals.

Shevvy said...

I'm knitting a shawl for my Mum but it's not necessarily for Christmas, she will just get it when it is done!

Aletta said...

What a lovely purse! Since we don't celebrate Christmas over here, in The Netherlands, I've been sewing for some Christmas swaps and I might make myself another purse ;-)

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the purse you have made - lovely materials. Thanks for sharing.

Di said...

That is a cute little purse. I'm making a table runner, place mats, zippy purses, pencil cases.... If I have enough time! Di x

Leo said...

Christmas sewing - 2 quilts (for the sisters) and a skirt (for a friend), an advent calendar (for me) - ok that's pre-christmas sewing

baukje said...

Love your purse the frame is beautiful. I am knitting cowls for Christmas presents.

the running hare said...

Love the purse as it is. I'm making one baby quilt, knitting a cowl for my daughter, and a QAYG knitting bag for a friend. Probably won't have enough time to make any more than this!

Nati said...

Lovely, I have some of that fabric! I am making stuff for our home this year, and will try to also make a little something for my family and send it over. Oh and some Jam of course for stocking fillers! Thanks for the chance to win!

memmens said...

Looks gorgeous - well done. Christmas presents - eeek not really done much thinking about them yet, but both the girls now want purses - funny that!

Quack Quack22 said...

Hi, I love those purses and will certainly be looking at the pattern and frames. At the moment I am making Anja Townrow book covers for little gifts for my daughter and daughters-in-law for Xmas plus Advent calenders for new grandaughter and friends children 4of them to take to Scotland on
21st November! Great blog site. will be popping in from time to time.

HillyFilly said...

Hi Amy... What a busy girl you are... I plan to make Zippy pouches, a Tote bag, Baby Quilt and a hanging case to display my sons numerous pairs of glasses.. But I have to design that as well first... Yikes a big list... Better get sewing.. x

Liz DandeliondD said...

I love the coin purse.

Thanks for the chance to win.
xxxx

charlotte said...

Very very nice. I have some of that chair fabric and one frame left. Hmmm...maybe...

Susan said...

A wall hanging, a cross stitched project which I will frame, some Santa Christmas decorations, and a child's quilt.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Beautiful fabric choise, great purse!
I´m going to make some coinpurses for christmasgifts *lol*

Gill said...

Great purse Amy! I love the chair fabric!
I'm making totes and aprons for Christmas!

Wendy said...

I love your purse, blue and green are gorgeous together.

I'm still undecided as to whether I'll be making christmas presents this year - I suppose I'd better hurry up and make a decision!!

Britt-Inger said...

i haven´t started yet and I don´t know if I maybe should make some christmas presents this year.
But maybe there will be some purses.
Your purse is sew lovely, thanks for sharing
And thank you for a great give away

supermomnocape said...

That chair fabric is just so much fun. Your purse turned out great.

I've made two of these coin purses as Christmas gifts and have knit a ruffle scarf and crocheted some ornaments for Christmas as well.
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Joyce said...

I promised my 2 kids and my son-in-law and son's girlfriend quilts for Christmas...now I am frantically trying to keep my promise! Love your fabrics choices, would love to win!

Gertie Pye said...

You already know about my Christmas stockings ... I am feeling less than ho ho ho about them right now! Nice to see you (briefly!) yesterday x

Sharon said...

Wonderful purse...I am a silver person more than gold so I think it looks wonderful. I have become an email follower because your blog is wonderful...

Debbie said...

cute little purse, maybe we don't see too well but the handle looks fine. I'm working on some potholders and maybe slippers for Christmas. Of course if I finish my quilts they will be under the tree too lol

feltfree på Åsly said...

So cute. Its a great job. Thanks for sharing

gpc said...

I think your purse is beautiful just as it is! I am working on coin purses -- even though I don't know where they'll end up (they're addictive!), and on a small 'throw' quilt for my brother. I am thinking of trying to make an evening-type clutch for my girls, even though I'm not sure if my first efforts will be good enough to gift.

JLVerde said...

I'm loving all the coin purses I'm seeing from everyone. It's really making me want to try my hand at making some coin purses for christmas gifts (my sister would love a lorax print coint purse!).

For gifts this year I'm trying to make my sister a grinch/lorax quilt (grinch on one side, lorax on the other). I'd also like to make her a grinch christmas stocking.

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning , how sweet of a coin purse...and what will I be doing till the end of the year...wellll I can
t tell you just yet...it is a surprise...wink

JCnNC said...

Making ruffle scarfs right now - unknown recipients. Lovely little purse. Judy C

Just Carol said...

I love the little chairs on those purses--great colors, too! I have four minky blankets for my grandsons waiting to have binding added..hopefully they will be ready by Christmas.

Linda said...

Your purse is so cute! I think the frame looks just fine, but they do make silver ones.
I'm not sure yet what I will make for gifts! (I'm a little behind!)

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Love it!!! I love the blue and green!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Captain StitchyPants said...

What a sweet purse!

I'm not making anything this Christmas. This year has been rather trying, for all sorts of reasons, and I just don't have the mental energy to deal with sewing to a deadline at the moment.

Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I do love me some scraps :)

B Greene said...

Your purse looks great, but I understand the frustration when you can't quite make reality match your vision. I am planning to make loyalty card wallets, key fobs and pouches for small Christmas presents. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and for the chance to win these delightful goodies!

Bonnie58 said...

The coin purse is so cute. Thanks for sharing. I am making some free-standing lace Xmas ornaments for little gifts to give away. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Mara said...

Cute Purse! Love the pop of Kona blue. I actually need some zippers for some little purses that I am making for my SIL Christmas present and I'm also making a table runner for my mom.

heart of charnwood said...

Love the purse, I really want to make some of these, but I just need to get some time and get my head around it! For Christmas, I'm making some bags for friends kids, i'm not putting too much pressure on myself this year for pressies! Ange : )

Debi said...

What great fabric--such fun for a coin purse. Thanks for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

I love the fabric you used to make the sweet little purse. I have a lot of Christmas projects in the works. This week has been Christmas stockings.

I just signed up to follow after looking over some of your previous posts. I loved your little snowman and the scrap panel.

Agnes B Bullock said...

Lovely purse!

Am amking several machine embroidered dog blankets and matching bandanas, fleece scarves, table runners (quilted), eight mug rug sets for amily and friends, and machine embroidered sweats for family

Patti said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful purse. I have that fabric as well, in multiple colours! Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I'm actually making bags and purses for Christmas this year!

cherylj said...

I am making a bunch of things for xmas presents including some stockings, pillow, a wall hanging, and a lap quilt. I am glad I started nearly a month ago :)

Lynn said...

i'm making some zip pouches, infinity scarves, and fabric houses (ala scandinavian stitches book). thanks!

Margaret said...

Love your little purses. I am crocheting shrugs for my daughters and making a book bag for my son-in-law. Might make my hubs a shirt, not sure yet.

PippaP said...

mine had to be sent to uk so I've already made scarf, felt wreath, placemats, bigger placemat and I want to make some stuff for us too :)

Beezus said...

Hi Amy! I'm making a duffle bag for my younger niece, some pot holders for my sister, a purse for my cousin, a mugrug for my husband (I'm really tired of hearing his wooden coaster hit the floor when it sticks to his cup!), and a "mondo" pillow via one of the Sew, Mama, Sew tuturials from last week. :) I'm sure I'll decide to make some other stuff as well, if time doesn't get me! lol

Maria said...

I'm making a few more coin purses for my daughters, and origami patchwork napkin ring for christmas dinner

Pauline said...

You made a great purse, I love your bright choice of fabric, the clasp looks good on it. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie said...

Very nice! I'm making a table runner as a gift. Thanks for the giveaway!

Pat Converse said...

Mug rugs. Love the colors of your little purse. Thanks for sharing.

pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jo said...

Lovely purse! I am making a table runner at the moment and then some pillowcases.

Laura said...

I am making coasters and little zippy pouches for Christmas this year. I love your purse! The fabric you chose is so cute.

Debbie said...

Love the use of the chair fabric! I'm hoping to make a quiet book + a stocking + gift bags + coin purses + ....

SIMPLESEW said...

Precious little purses! I am making lap quilts, wall hangings, dolls, pillowcases for the girls from Zakka book, ornaments,and more

kathb said...

I'm hoping to make some of these purses and pencil cases so the zips will come in very handy !

patchouli moon studio said...

Your purse is great. I probably will be making more purses for Christmas gifts after all the ideas I got on the blog hop so far. My day to show my purses is tomorrow.
I'm also making pajamas for my daughter, grandson, husband and someone else.

Katherine said...

Fresh and happy perfectly describes your delightful coin purse, Amy! I know what you mean about the silver frame, but I still like the fancy one you used.

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

UR Priceless!

Sarah Lou said...

Love the purse! I'm making table runners for the mothers, and (having just finished a really nice looking one!) some zippy pouches.

Courtneysews said...

I am making some pillows for my grandparents. Thanks for the chance to win!

rutigt said...

I´m planning to sew small friendship bags and fill them with christmascandy!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

aiah23 said...

I am making my son a stocking, I finished all the stitching, I started in April and worked daily on a counted cross-stitch design from 1993. I still need to sew it up. I'm also making my husband his own quilt b/c I'm terrible about hogging the covers.

Fawn

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Sweet little purse. I am a follower. I am trying to make a bed quilt for my Mom.
Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

Carrie P. said...

I think your little purse is just perfect.
thanks for the giveaway and for sharing.

Marci Girl said...

Lovely coin purse! What will I be making? I am aiming to make 2 table runners, a pouch, and a laptop cover/carrier. Will I get this all done? I highly doubt it!

bethstrand said...

I feel like my sewing list could be put to the Twelve Days of Christmas and sung...I'm making bags for my daughter to give her middle school friends, flannel jammies for the girls, a Christmas quilt, several zipper make-up style bags, and I'm trying to decide which other gifts I can make and help our somewhat slim budget out by using what I can. The great thing is that my family and friends love receiving homemade gifts so it's wonderful to work with an appreciative audience! (Oh, and these aren't sewing but jam and English toffee, too!) pbstrand@msn.com

Patty said...

I like your coin purse, and I think the frame looks fine. For Christmas I am making mug rugs,wall hangings, and other bits and pieces. Thank you for the giveaway.

Judi said...

GREAT purse! I've just bought the pattern on the strength of it!!

I've just started working on a fabric santa, plus I plan to make one of my granddaughters an apron and some kid size oven gloves, as she's a really keen cook and only 10, bless her. If I have enough time I then plan to make THE PURSE for my daughter and all 3 granddaughters, and maybe even a skirt for the Christmas tree. Not much to do then!! Lol.

Judi

♥Duff said...

Love it! Make sure you add it to Laurie Wisburn's flickr page--she'll want others to see this beauty!
*3 cheers*!
OH, and, um, I am making 6 Amy Butler sling bags for Christmas gifts--crazy! Btu a fab stash buster!

Maria Kievit said...

Like the material you've used for your little purse. Let's have a seat and sit a while. Am not working on my Christmas sewing yet, but soon! Thanks for sharing.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I think you did a great job!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I have not started to make Xmas presents yet! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Your blue and green purse is so wonderful I love chairs :-D
I adore the fabric you chose.
Well... Christmas projects *sigh* I am so behind in everything. I may just do gift cards this year :-( I know that is lame, but I will put them in some of these purses I made!! yay
I love what you have for a give away!! I love the fabric and the zippers!!
Thank you for sharing your creativity

Marla's Crafts said...

Beautiful purses. Thanks for having a give away.

Melinda said...

I am making travel pillows and want to make some of these little purses also.

Katy said...

I'm feeling selfish this year. I don't have a sewing machine, so everything takes ages, and then my sister announced she was pregnant earlier this year and I put my quilt on hold for 4 months while I sewed a quilt for my new niece. I'm planning on sewing a few more bibs for the baby, but otherwise I want to sew stuff to brighten up the unfurnished flat I'm about to move into. I'm going from renting a room in a shared house to having lots of space to decorate with fabric, and it's going to be a while til I can afford enough furniture!

Emily C said...

I make ornaments every year and this year my mother in law will get a cross stitched lighthouse.

LJ said...

I do love your little purse; fabrics and colors are wonderful. I have a Christmas stocking and a pirate hat (for a grandchild) to make. Usually I make lots more but this year I had other projects in the works.

MoeWest said...

Your coin purse is very cute and the colours are great! I'm makeing three quilts for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Betty said...

I am making several pincushions for holiday gifts.

Snoodles said...

LOL Why, I'm making coin purses, of course! Giggle!
Love your purse, and I think the frame is perfect....don't stress about the silver cos it looks wonderful as it is! Great job!

Rosa said...

Beautiful purse and your frame is cute.Great job

Corrie said...

Your purse is darling. Well, I'm making these for Christmas :) and the Peek a Boo bag, love those too.

Lyn said...

Love your purse. Thanks for being part of the hop!

Abbigail said...

Cute purse! I'm making some mug rugs for Christmas presents this year.
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Julie said...

Cool little chair purse! I'm making some table runners.

jmniffer said...

I am making two quilts, twin and couch; and a table runner. Love the fabrics you used on your purse. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

I am going to be making lots of these cute little purses. I'm also making some other bags for Christmas.

CeLynn said...

It looks beautiful as is!

barbara woods said...

pillows and you make cute purses

tink's mom said...

Great purse and super giveaway. Thanks for sharing. i am making several zip pouches and at least 1 lap size quilt.

DonnaJ said...

I really like the colors in your purse.

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Cute purse Amy. Keep meaning to try a frame purse one day - but am a scaredy cat! ;)

Noooo idea what I'm doing for Christmas presents yet. I know, I know, I'd better get a-moving.

Patty D from NC said...

very nice - thanks for sharing! I've not yet decided on my christmas gifts although I know i need to get moving!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a wonderful choice of fabrics for your purse and I think the frame you chose works well!

Thank you for your giveaway! Hm...Actually, I made all my co-workers the coin purse for Christmas gifts! and I am sewing for our little grandbaby's Christmas.

Blessings & Aloha!
I am home from visiting our first little grandbaby! Wish I could have stayed longer! But I am trying now to catch up with all the wonderful posts on this blog hop. Yay! I am caught up now, so am here on Day 6 with my visits!

Vickie said...

Your bag is so cute, I like the way you fussy cut the fabric.

Joanne said...

The purse is adorable! I'm finishing up a couple of quilts for Christmas and a couple of table runners are done. Of course I'm also giving some coin purses!

Rhonda D. said...

I love your purses. Thanks for sharing them with us. I am making
some mug rugs and fabric Christmas
cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sara ypunto said...

Great purse!
I am doing so many things for Christmas... cushions, oven mitts, coasters, slippers... let's see if I have time to finish it all!

saruqa (at) hotmail (dot) com

Lisa Mather said...

I am making a quilt for my new brother-in-law. I hope to make a few other things, such as purses/bags for family. We'll see how much I can squeeze in!

Paula said...

I am making some purses and pouches. Thank you for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Lisa Marie said...

Love your purse! I just ordered some of that fabric (found a great deal!). For Christmas I am making lap quilts. I started early in the year and have a bunch done already. But I keep finding more things I want to make and will surely run out of time.

MaryBeth said...

Cute little purse. I am making a queen sized quilt for my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas. Also stockings for my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Lori said...

love your coin purse.
my sons girlfriend is a fanatic about green and horses. and since she doesnt have a sewing machine cover, i am makeing a green cover with a paper pieced horse to go on the front. lets keep that machine clean.

Beth said...

I broke my ankle nine days ago and my Christmas crafting came to a screeching halt. Now I'm thinking more about printables--recipes, "this book belongs to" stickers, things like that. Some years are memorable for all the wrong reasons. :)

OhioLori said...

Love your cool lil' purse!! Perfect colors! :)

Always make flannel 'Jamma Pant's for Kiddo's & Grandkiddo's for Christmas... workin' on 'em now....bout 17 prs. this year! lol
Also crocheting an Afghan, workin" on 2 quilts (Throw sized)...and crocheting Dishcloths too.

Thanks for chance to win your fun Drawing! :)

gccmom said...

I am making the pencil cases from the Zakka Style book to give to supporters of a small ministry that my husband and I have. I hope to make my daughter a new tote bag and purse and a purse for my daughter in law. I better get busy!

Marjorie Nath said...

I'm a follower. I've made a snuggle quilt, sewing the binding today. Just received the coin purse on Saturday and will be trying to make several of those and also a few purses and another snuggle quilt for a 6 yo boy.
thelady at hotmail.com

Pink Scissors Design said...

I've been making Jesse Tree Ornaments, Christmas Stockings, and Russian Doll finger puppets!

Deborah
Pink Scissors Design
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Rebeckah Austin said...

I am making quilts, book covers, pouches, aprons,... the list goes on!

Cal said...

I have seriously not even thought about Christmas sewing yet! I know, I am late. I want to make a wall hanging as a gift for my husband, but really, that is as far as I have come so far!

bee said...

mom and i are making a quilt for my brother, which just needs to be bound. it wasn't specifically intended to be a Christmas gift, but it will be now since that's when i'll see him next!

Anda W said...

I am making a quilt for my mom, just finishing the machine quilting.... awolk at rogers dot com

Addibrae said...

I'm making a bag as a gift.

addibrae(at)hotmail(dot)ca

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Seguidora sempre,obrigada.estou terminando colcha hexágonos para minha neta e fazendo alguns bonecos de neve de lata de achocolatado para as crianças da família,ficam lindos e reciclo.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Deborah said...

I am about to start making some Christmas wall hangings for friends. Thanks for the giveaway - would love to make some little pouches.

Shawn Stephenson Schumacher said...

I am making some mini purses. Thanks for the chance.

Ginny said...

Love you little purse! I am making some mug rugs, pot holders, and probably more of these little purses!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Judith said...

I'm making quilts for my granddaughters. If I manage to get those finished on time, then I might tackle a cushion or two. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

hafza said...

I'm making patchwork blanket for my sister and will be making lots of pouches as gifts. Thanks for the chance to win:)

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

the antique frame looks great, but i know what you mean with cooler colors wanting a silver frame. nice job! thank you so much for linking up!

andri. said...

The pouch looks fun to make!:) love it!

sguday said...

I am making doll clothes for my daughters 18" doll, a doll quilt, and hopefully 4 more quilts. I need to get busy!! Thanks for the chance!
sguday at shaw dot ca

Colette said...

I have no idea what I'm making yet, I'm soooooooo behind! x

giddy99 said...

I am making a sewing machine cover out of a rainbow of hexies for my MIL! I'll have to make another for myself (AFTER Christmas). :)