Wednesday, November 7, 2012

UR Priceless Day 5!

Yippee!!!  Today is my day to share coin purses with everyone and as a new blogger it is just a little more than exciting to be able to participate in such a fun event.  I am totally amazed at what everyone has created as they really are priceless.

As always, a huge thanks goes to Madame Samm for setting up all of these fabulous hops as well as providing a terrific and easy pattern.  Thanks also to to our cheerleader Katherine of Sew Me Something Good who kept all of us purse peeps informed.  By the way, the Chaka Khan song Tell Me Something Good keeps popping in my head every time I think of Katherine--LOL!  I also want to thank Corrie at Quilt Taffy and Kelly and the elves at IHAN for their help with those special supplies.

I made two coin purses and they were inspired by my love of travel.  Last month I visited London for a week and had a blast so naturally I wanted to make something to remind me of one of my most favorite places on the planet.

Here is what the back looks like--fit for a queen.


And who wouldn't love the London Tube map fabric used as the lining.


Guinness thought the fabric I selected for my purse pocket was purrfect and it even holds his Petsmart savings card which he really appreciates.


The second coin purse was made as a reminder to save my pennies for Paris which is also one of the best places ever.  I can't make up my mind if I like London or Paris best so until I can figure it out it looks like I'll have to visit each city over and over again.



Thank goodness I have a coin purse for each city so I can save all my pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, tons of dollars for my next trip. 

Overall I had fun making the coin purses and never dreamed I would complete one, let alone two.  The handles were a bit of a challenge at times as well as a corner or two but the good news is I still have a few handles left and so I will get a chance to try again and again.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  I know all of the other bloggers are anxious for you to visit them as well so here is a schedule for today.


Visit my side bar, Got Coin Purses?,  for a complete schedule of the UR Priceless blog hop.

Cheers!


75 comments:

  1. They look terrific, and I would never have imagined you had any trouble with any part, judging by how great they are.

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  2. Fantastic!!!! They look amazing. But ...you had me at union jack!!!

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  3. Love the idea of your making the coin purses of your favorite places! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Adorable! If you go to Paris, you must visit LaDuree for the best macaroons in France! OH, I want your little purse--it reminds me of my vacation to Paris..ahhhhh

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  5. I love the idea of adding a pocket. Very clever! Both of your purses are fabulous.

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  6. Love the pocket! And the fabrics are the best!

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  7. Great purses and such a wonderful way to remember your trips! Love the fabric.

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  8. Sew cute. Very nice fabric choices.

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  9. Love the fabrics you chose for your cute coin purses!

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  10. Wonderful, your coin purses look great! That fabric is great, the combination is super!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh my how clever these gorgeous purses are! I love, love, love your fabric choices. :) blessings, marlene

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  12. I love your fabrics! The purses are adorable! (and make me want to pack my bags and GO!)

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  13. Great purses! Love the pocket and the cat!

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  14. Lovely purses! Hellloooo from London xx

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  15. sew adorable...one of them made it ...well you know...

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  16. Great purses! I like them both!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  17. WOW!! such great coin purse
    Love them all!
    Thanks for sharing

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  18. I truly love your travel theme and I am sure that makes the purses even more special to you. Such a professional job - I am inspired!

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  19. Your fabric choices were beautiful and the little pocket for your card was great--love them all! Your kitty is adorable. :O)

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  20. Love your fabrics - and fortunately, I have some!! Bought it to make a little something for a friend who lived in London a few times!! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!!

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  21. LOVE them, what a super reminder of a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Nice to meet you Debi. I am a new follower.

    Lovely fabric choices for your coin purses! Love the little pocket, too! Such a great idea.

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  23. What a perfect travel memory keeper! I love it! I also love the little Parisian version. Great job!

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  24. I think yours was the first one with a little pocket! great! I like the London purse myself!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  25. How FUN! Your little purse is quite darling -- love it! :)

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  26. Great fabric choices and the little pocket is a good idea too.

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  27. Love that you added a pocket to the outside of the first one... what a clever idea! May each purse get used a lot to travel to London and Paris.

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  28. Great stash money keepers - dollars take up less space than silver coins, hee, hee. Judy C

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  29. Super cute and love your fabric.the first one with that pocket is just gorgeous.Great idea!!

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  30. so cute. love how you made a little pocket on the outside of one of the purses. thanks for sharing.

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  31. LOVE these- congrats on being in the top three for today- these purses certainly deserve the honor!

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  32. So cool! I love that you put a pocket on one...very original.
    Thank you for sharing.

    pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Very cute and I love your fabrics that you used.

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  34. Love your purses. They are so cute!!

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  35. I love your purses, and your beautiful cats.

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  36. Great idea with the pocket! I have some of that fabric also. Looks like I'm going to have to make one like yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. Love the international fabrics, I love England, the people are most friendly.

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  38. Hi!!! Sounds like you have been having fun!!! I love both of your purses!!! Very pretty!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  39. The pocket is a fabulous idea!!

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  40. Guinness fabric selected for purse pocket was purrfect

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  41. I loe your purses and great fabric choices. The outside pocket is a fantastic idea too!

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  42. Great job, it is just lovely! The pocket is a fabulous idea!

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  43. Love the pocket. Great idea. I love the idea of different little purses for different places you visit. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  44. Nice idea to use themed tabric. thanks for sharing.

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  45. Rosemary B here:
    Love the purses and the red one is my favorite
    adorable fabrics, the pocket is great
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  46. They are both fantastic! Really cute. I hope you get to go back to Europe. Hope I do too :).

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  47. Love your purses Debi! Such a fantastic idea to add a little pocket! Have fun on your travels!

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  48. darling idea. I love the outside pocket!
    ~a

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  49. Great fabrics! Love that pocket!

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  50. Both of your coin purses are wonderful! I loved the England one esp. since it was such a special year for the queen and England. The lining was perfect. What a great idea...keep visiting both places until you can decide which is your favorite!! lol

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  51. Your coin purse is fit for a Queen! I just love the little pocket too....great idea.

    I made a quilt for my English son-in-law with that very same fabric.

    The Paris coin purse will need to be filled with 100 dollar bills for a good time there...LOL.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  52. Your purses are sew cute. Thanks for sharing

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  53. Bet the Queen would be delighted to have such a purse!

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  54. Love your travel pouches...such fun fabrics and perfect for a gal who enjoys traveling. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Great fabrics. Love your purses.

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  57. Wonderful pursed, loved the fabrics especially the British one, what good memories of your trip Thanks for sharing

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  58. Enjoyed your purses. Loved the addition of the pocket.

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  59. All I can say is that these are adorable. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  60. oh I especially love the little London purse & clever to add a pocket!

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  61. fabulous!! I love that Union Flag one and the pocket is SO clever!

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  62. I think you have done a great job with these coin purses

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  63. That's very clever, I love that it has a pocket!

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  64. Your purses are so cute. Congrats on being chosen for the top 3 spot!

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  65. Debi, your coin purses are so charming! I LOVE your fabric choices and the clever idea of adding a pocket to the outside. Beautifully made and they will be perfect for storing those dollars for your next trip.

    Thanks so much for being a part of this hop.

    I will have to google that Chaka Khan song... ;o)

    UR Priceless!

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  66. Fabulous the pocket. The are very nice. thanks for sharing

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  67. Your travel purses are great! The pocket is a good idea. You should be able to fit a fat bankroll of bills in each one for your next trips. I like the London quilt in your header too!

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  68. !!!! Pretty purses!!!! I especially love your pocket!! I said that on Madame Samm's post, as well! Toooo clever! (And what a cute helper you have :o)

    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. Still on Day 5 with my visits!

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