Wednesday, November 7, 2012

U R Priceless Blog Hop and a GIVE-A-WAY!

Hi everyone, welcome! I am so excited to be a part of this blog hop today! If you have never been here before, welcome! My name is Tanyia. I am 37 and a stay at home mom of three amazing albeit annoying girls lol. My blog is about the amalgamation of crafts and things I do to keep me from having to do housework basically lol. 


I wanted to say I am so happy I came across the Sew We Quilt blog, hosted by Katherine and being a great cheerleader...especially since it was my first blog hop like this ever! I am so ready to find another hop that interests me and try again as well :)

Also, thank you to Madame Samm for giving us each not only the pattern but seriously amazing step by step directions that even I could follow! lol. I have never ever made a coin purse before and was seriously intimidated but look at that preview pic above! I had to try! :)

Anyway, this whole experience was fun... well, now looking back on it anyway! lol

Here is what I made:


I made 4 of them and my daughter (the adult one lol) made 2. There was many a thumb pricking during the matching up of the WAY uneven edges, there was many a swear word during the trying to figure out how on earth to sew that wierd shape without sewing it to itself lol, and there was a broken needle...or two during trying to figure out how hard I could yank that thread to really secure it to the frame! lol. If you could have seen us you would have laughed hysterically.

However when I was finished I was so enamored with the finished product that I went out and bought more frames, and am thinking of doing more even now! I am totally in love with how adorable they are. Now, if only I could figure out how to hide that dang knot at the end.



These are the first two I did! See why I needed to do a couple more!I absolutely love them. The green one is going to my mom for Christmas and the red one to a friend.



These two I made for my girls and I did different insides so they could tell them apart ... other wise there would be WW3 if one thought the other had hers! *eye roll* I love how happy and vibrant these are and I used scrap for these which I absolutely love that I could do! (Never mind the yellow thread poking out of the one on the right lol there was a bit of a snafoo there)



These two are the two my daughter made. I think she did a great job, it was her first time as well. She kinda hated it while doing it and I keep urging her on and when she was done she LOVED them and said she wants to make about a hundred more! lol

Now, I have  an adorable charm pack of Mary Engelbreit fabric with ONE HUNDRED squares that I would love to share with one of you. I will send anywhere, US or International. All you need to do is leave a comment and that will enter you. I will draw a winner on the 14th, the day after the hop ends, if you are a no-reply blogger PLEASE leave your email or I will need to give it away to someone else.



SO much fun! Thank you SO much for coming by commenting, it means a lot to me! Also if you decide to follow me, let me know, I would love to follow you back and get to know you as well!

Here is the hop list so you can keep on hopping!


I Love Wool
I Like to Quiltblog
Keep Your Fork There's Pie
Sew.Darn.Quilt.
Retired to Quilt
Selinaquilts
From This to That
Jenny E.
Domestic Deficit Disorder
Pig tales and quilts
CherrysPrairiePrimitives
Espritpatch
Maria
Count it all Joy!
Creavtive Notions


111 comments:

  1. you picked gorgeous colors! what a fun project for you and your daughter to do together :) I love your blog, we are about the same age with the same aged kids almost (all boys though lol) except for my little almost 3 yr old surprise! child.
    xoxo melzie
    ps hope I win the ME squares ;)
    melzie4boyz@aol.com

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  2. Love the orange flowers and your daughter did do a good job!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. totally needed a laugh and hot diggity if I didn't get more than a few. Myriad might be a better adjective. The WW3 comment really hit home--sibling rivalry at its best! The purses you and your daughter made are very sweet! The polka dot with purple interior is my absolute favorite!

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  4. Wow! You and your daughter did a brilliant job with your coin purses. They are gorgeous. I adore your fabric choices - bright, happy and modern. I totally understand the desire to just keep making more ... and more... and... ;o)

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

    UR Priceless!

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  5. Wow, you made many. The are all beauties. Looking very nice together.

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  6. Really pretty purses! They are addicting aren't they?

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  7. Well, those purses may have been the cause of a few cusses, but they look like they were well worth the effort! I think I might just have to give this a try myself.

    Lovin' the look of that 'charm' pack.

    Judi in the UK

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  8. Oh, such beautiful little purses! All so unique - even with the blood, sweat and tears - just wonderful. And I love all things M.E.

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  9. What fun fabrics you've used, they are all gorgeous. I love the look of Mary E fabric but have never yet managed to buy any - I think they'd make a lovely purse.

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  10. Your purses are so cute and I think your insides turned out way better than mine...sew now I will make more to improve on mine. Thanks!

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  11. So many gorgeous purses, they all look perfect, and such gorgeous fabrics too.

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  12. Love the fabric you chose for your purses!

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  13. Wow, your purses are so very cute! What a great way to use treasured bits of fabric.

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  15. What darling little purses. And so lovely that you could sew with your daughter.

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  16. What a sweet show of lovely purses, great fabric inside and out!

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  17. Love your purses and the happy fabric that you chose! I agree about that last knot....I used tweezers to guide the needle under the frame.. difficult, but it worked pretty well. Thanks for the giveaway and the great purse show and tell!

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  18. So very cute, wish my daughter lived close enough to craft together. Would love to win!

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  19. Great job by both of you, thanks so much for sharing them with us.

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  20. You and your daughter made a very good job making all these purses. They are all sew cute.
    Thanks for sharing

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  21. Your blog post was quite fun to read. You said you ran out and bought more clasps, where did you get yours? I'm so enamored with these little purses I really want to sew up about 100 of them LOL.. okay well probably not that many, but I'm thinking of quite a few different things that they would be great for, and wonderful gifts..so I'm looking to get the clasps for a great price.

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  22. Wonderful purses and GREAT PERSEVERANCE! It took me many attempts to find satisfaction with my little purses! And still my knot shows!

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  23. Your collection was a like a jar of jelly beans...all sew colourful and most deserving for a spot on ..well you know...

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  24. They are all wonderful, and your daughter did a great job!

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  25. so glad to hear you and your daughter persevered. They all look great. I have not made one yet but I think I will give it a try.thanks for sharing.

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  26. These little purses are a bit addicting. You both did a wonderful job on them.
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

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  27. Great little coin purses!!

    I'm hosing a coin purse frame giveaway on my blog:

    http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

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  28. You both have made some cute bags. Thanks for your lovely giveaway.

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  29. Wow! You have been busy at your house! Those are some cute coin purses! Thanks for a chance for your giveaway!

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  30. I am a new follower, what a wonderful job on all of the cute purses.

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  31. Lovely fabric choices. These are addicting to make because they are so cute. As for hiding the knot, you just pop it inbetween the layers like you do when you are hand quilting. Too late to fix it now, but for any future purses that you might make you hide the knot that way. Here is a site that show you how to do it: http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/2010/03/stitch.html

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  32. I laughed as I read your post--I so related to the pricking of fingers and swear words. Yet, I kept going because I was so hooked on making them. Your little coin purses are definitely priceless!

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  33. Hi!!! You and your daughter made some wonderful little purses!!! Love that you both hated/loved working on them!!! Love that your daughter really got into it after she had made them!!! You all really had some fun!!! I enjoyed my visit and I am a new follower!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  34. Congratulations on being in the top three for today- love the orange!

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  35. All the purses are cute but I love the orange flower ones. I really haven't seen any I didn't like. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Vivian

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  36. So many lovelies it would be hard to choose just one. Nice job with your fabric choices and your little purse. Judy C

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  37. They all turned out beautifully. The fabric selections are very pretty.

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  38. They all turned out great, good job to all of you!

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  39. WOW!! You and your daughter did a spectacular job of these coin purses! Love the bright colours, so cheerful!

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  40. I'm a new follower as well:)
    Thank you for the chance

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  41. SO darling!! And I agree - hiding that last know is the most difficult part!

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  42. So lovely purses!!! I love the colours on the fabrics you´ve used. What a great give-away, Thank you for the chance to win!!!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  43. Great purses! and congratulations to your daughter on hers!!
    Thank you for a fabulous giveaway!

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  44. Gorgeous purses. i love the colours. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on your draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  45. What great coin purses. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Fawn

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  46. What a great mother daughter project!!! I love the fabrics - especially the green one.

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  47. these are lovely
    enjoyed reading your post

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  48. Your coin purses are super cute! I would absolutely love that charm pack!!! Count me in.

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  49. Oh wow, you went the extra mile. I felt grateful to complete one before my publish time. I LOVE the orange ones. They are so bright and fun.
    Oh and I LOVE Mary Englebreit, so please draw my name. (fingers crossed)
    ~a

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  50. Great purses..fun giveaway! Thnx for sharing!

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  51. I love your editorial on your purses, the fact that your daughter actually sat with you and giggled and had fun with mom had to be a day to remember. We all enjoy the special times with have with our kids. It was so hard for me to find these clasps and here you are saying you are going out to buy more. Lucky you :)

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  52. I also had trouble hiding the end of the thread. I dabbed a little glue on it then used a pin to push it up and under the frame. A little pressure and it usually stuck under there. Usually! Fingers crossed for the draw!

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  53. LOVE your purses! So bright and fun. great fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. I Love the black and white swirly purse the most!! THe tweezer idea is ingenious...can't wait to try it...yes, I'm still making more!! LOL

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  55. Your little purses are fabulous. I love the bright, cheery fabrics you chose.

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  56. Adorable, love them all! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Your little purses turned out adorable! Great job.

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  58. Very sweet group of purses -- nicely done!!!! :)

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  59. Oh my those two "matching" ones are gorgeous! It made me laugh that you had to put different linings in them - my girls would be just the same. :) blessings, marlene

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  60. I love your's, my turn is friday so excited!!!!

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  61. NEAT PURSES!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  62. your coin purses are so cute, especially the red one with the large white dots. the gray lining really adds to the charm. thank you for this opportunity and the tips -- very helpful!

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  63. Love your little purses. They are so cute, I would love to make one, just not sure my sewing skills are up to it, yet. Thank you for sharing.

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  64. Everyone of these were adorable. I hate hiding the knots, too. I can just see my daughter-10y/o having a blast with these.

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  65. Oh I love your little purses. The colors are wonderful! My mind is racing with ideas of all the scraps of fabric I have that will work. Thank you for the inspiration & the chance to win a great prize.

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  66. You made lovely purses! Thanks for sharing them! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. These little purses are precious and indeed, "priceless," Madame Samm sure picked an appropriate title for the Blog Hop. At first I wasn't that excited about coin purses, but "hopping" sure has changed that! My sister and I are taking a "road trip" to Hobby Lobby this afternoon as one just opened up and I'm anxious to see what it's all about. Maybe they'll have coin purses! I would love to win some ME fabric, she's a great designer and little purses made from her fabric would make great stocking stuffers. From California, thanks for sharing .

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  68. They are so gorgeous.I love,love them.I`m enjoying the hop.Thanks for sharing!

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  69. What a great job with the purses, I love the bright colours. I have a purse frame ready and waiting for me to attempt and this hop has certainly given me the motivation to give it a try.

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  70. I'm a new follower! I love your little purses! The orange ones toward the end are my ultimate favorites. What yummy fabrics! If your girls don't want them, just pass them along to me!
    Great job!

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  71. I love your wee purses! Your fabrics are so colourful and gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us all.

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  72. Oh how I love the two orange flower purses! They all turned out great!

    Thank you for offering the terrific giveaway.

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  73. you did a great job, lovely purses.
    Know what, I´m going to buy more frames too, got to sew some purses for christmasgifts, I can´t give any of my first 3 purses away ;-)
    It s a pleasure to follow you ☺
    See you
    Bente

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  74. Ah, they are so sweet! Beautiful fabrics. Thank you for sharing and the fabulous giveaway. I can see lots of coin purses in my future. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  75. Love your fabric choices! Glad you were so honest about your difficulties...everyone else makes these sound so easy! I'm skeptical...

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  76. I love your fabric choices and especially your linings! Beautiful! And now I need to run right out and make a polka dot one - adorable!

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  77. Great fabric choices! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

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  78. Love the fabrics you used. Your little coin purses are sew cute. Found you via Dancing Moon and the blog hop. Now a New follower.

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  79. If you use a color that blends with the fabric, knots are less noticable.

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  80. Um, I hate to point this out but you forgot to mention which one of those adorable coin purses was being sent to your wonderful sister....lol

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  81. Love the bright colors and all the lovely purses.

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  82. You and your daughter did a great job on these coin purses! I love the colourful fabrics. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win lovely M.E. charm squares!

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  83. I LOVE the bright bold flowers! As to your knot problem, I just made sure I ended up on the inside and then tucked the knot up in the frame :)

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  84. Green is my favorite color,but I have to say that I love the little red purse with the red,white and black lining the best! Too cute :) You and your daughter both did an amazing job on these little cuties! Thanks for the giveaway,following you :)

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  85. Rosemary B here: all of these little purses are adorable, so colorful! I love them all. This is such a great story you told about your adventures with your daughters. I broke a needle too hahaha and I also had some mess ups. so fun though. Cute fabrics.

    Thank you for the give away. I love ME fabric. That is such a lovely prize to win
    thank you for sharing your creativity today

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  86. Such cute little purses and I love to see the interiors too. It is so nice when a daughter enjoys the sewing too.

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  87. wow! you did so good. These are spectacular.

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  88. Sounds like you had so much fun with your daughter doing these beautiful little purses I am going to see if I can rope my daughter into helping (she can;t sew ) but at least spend some time with me laughing. Thanks for sharing your fun with us.

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  89. I adore these purses! The bright, happy colors are perfect! I'm glad you stuck with it as they turned out adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Spectacular job by you and your daughter. I luv the orange, sEw bright and cheery. Congrats on making the top 3 of the day. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win the charms!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  91. You had fun! I'm ready to make one myself!

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  92. Wonderful little purses. Glad you're encouraging your daughter to join in. Such fun to share quilting/sewing fun with a daughter. :)

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  93. Love them all. Tell your daughter 'way to go'! Congrats on being one of the chosen.
    I am a new follower.

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  94. These are really wonderful! When you figure out the knot situation, please share it with the rest of us out here in blogland. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  95. I am loving all the purses. Nice job!

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  96. What cute little purses...love the bright colors...and your daughter did a great job on hers as well...thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your projects :o)

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  97. What a fun, happy post! And I love all of your sweet little purses. Don't worry about threads showing inside, they all turned out lovely!

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  98. Loved your little purses. Your daughters too. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. Your purses are gorgeous, love the fabrics! To hide the knot, I pulled it really close to the fabric and then popped it under the channel.

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  100. Love your purses. It is really nice that you got your daughter on board.

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  101. I love all of the bright fabrics in your coin purses. Lovely job!

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  102. Love the bright fabrics in your purses! Great way to get the family involved, too. thanks for sharing.

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  103. I am glad you and your daughter had fun making these. I love the pair for your girls...so cute!

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  104. How fun that both you and your daughter made these wonderful purses together! All the purses look great! (Like Wendy mentioned, pulling your knot through is a great answer, but even if your knot seems too big, it can be sewn at the "top", in the seam of the lining and the outside fabric, under where the frame would be able to "cover" the knot).

    Thank you for a chance to win your exciting giveaway! I love Mary Englebrite and how fun to make something with these.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am at our daughter, son in law, and grandbaby's home visiting, but wanted to stop by and check out the amazing coin purses!

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  105. Great little purses, and the red one is my color.
    swalker287(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  106. What wonderful little purses! I would have loved to seen you and your daughter making these! I bet it would have been a sight to see! LOL! But they are done and they are wonderful!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  107. Wow these are lovely and quite amazing!! Job well done :) Thanks for sharing!

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  108. These little bags are FAB! and I want your charm squares too.

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