Friday, 29 July 2011

Just because...

Do you ever come across something you just have to make?  Just, well....because?

I came across the cutest little purse the other day and I knew straight away that I wanted one!  (Not that I need one, or am even sure what I'll do with it, but it was just so darn cute!)

In one of my evening trawls of the Internet, I somehow came across this great tutorial over at Nosey Nest for a piggy bank purse.  As with most of my projects, it's a small, easy project that I managed to complete from start to finish in just a couple of hours.  Meet my little piggy -

The flap opens up to reveal a pocket...

And the view of the other side -

Too cute huh?

As with most all things I try out, the first one is a bit of a learning curve.  The seams don't quite meet for the opening of the inner pocket so I might have to try and do some hidden stitches to close the open gap, and in my haste, I didn't practice the button-hole before I did it for real...and made a bit of a mess of it.  However, I am already thinking that maybe I can adapt this pattern and come up with a cute little elephant shaped one... Something to think about, it'll probably make my brain hurt in doing so! 

I'm pretty much done with my craft fair sewing, so it was nice to take the time out to make a little something for me, it was actually quite relaxing as I sat in the sunshine tracing and cutting out the pattern. 

Oh, and I got a VERY exciting email yesterday, but I can't share much more until I've had confirmation that 'it' is going to go ahead, but lets just say I'm very, very, very excited! 

And don't forget, there's still time to enter my giveaway if you haven't already done so!

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  1. I seem to be getting this 'just because' daily! Love the piggy he is very cute :D

  2. So cute. My son would love one of these, might have to have a go and make one. :)

  3. OMG that's too cute.
    I have to try one day!
    Dropping by from Fun to Craft, I'm your newest follower.


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