Friday, June 21, 2013

Finished Objects Friday


Pattern: Linen Stitch Coin Purse by Mimi Hill

Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk (used 16gr) with 4 inch metal purse frame from Sugar Carousel

Needle Size: US 3 (3.25 mm)

Modifications: None.

Comments: Mine worked up a touch big; narrowing the width by 4 stitches might eliminate the slight pucker of fabric eased into the metal purse frame. I sewed my seams on the machine but next time I'll hand stitch them. And really, I need to get over my fear of sewing to make a fabric liner for the next one - it'd be so much nicer and sturdier!

Gluing the fabric into the frame with super tacky white glue - the kind that dries clear - worked fine. A tooth pick came in handy to really wedge that fabric into the channels on the metal frame. I let the glue dry for a couple of days and then sewed the fabric to the frame using a tiny little needle and the pre-punched holes in the metal frame. Once that sewing was done I used nail polish remover to clean up the splotches of dried glue on the metal frame. Worked perfectly!

I love this little purse! Looks like this'd make a great Christmas gift, especially if I tuck a gift card inside :)

Pattern: Tangled Happy Wand by Sara Freisberg

Yarn: Shelridge Farms Soft Touch DKW (used 20 gr)

Hook Size: 3.75 mm

Modifications: I omitted the final round on each individual star and then used that round as the joining round. I don't think it improved it, so I'll do another few as written. Following a suggestion I saw in another Raveler's notes, I used a dollar store wooden spoon for the stem rather than a dowel - the star topper stays on the spoon face without any trouble!

Comments: Cute and quick little project; I only wish I was more confident in my embroidery. You don't even want to know how many times I ripped that out and redid it! I'm hoping to make a handful more of these for the craft show tomorrow.

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18 comments:

Barbara at Knitting | Work in Progress said...

Charming knits, as always. Good luck with the craft fair tomorrow, I'm looking forward to hearing all about it soon.

Elisabeth Andree said...

You always make such pretty things!
The decorative stitches look good to me, just a little touch, that's good I think:)

bookworm-Mary said...

Looking good! I like the star wand a lot :)

Karen said...

I love your change purse!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Cute purse! Yes, a great gift idea.

Kathleen Rogers said...

Love the coin purse. It looks beautiful in the Sea Silk (one of my favorite yarns.)

Kepanie said...

The wand is a fun toy for a child! The coin purse is awesome! I like how that linen st came out and the colorway is very nice.

Caffeine Girl said...

I really like the little change purse. My problem is that I avoid things that require a lot of finishing. I just don't have the patience!

Evelyn said...

lovely projects :) I especially like the wand :)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Both lovely projects, they look great

Vivian said...

I love that little purse, but the glue-ing part sounds tricky!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

gah - you know I love the linen stitch! And that purse is just sooo cute! (must not start new project!!)

Those wands are cute too! Good luck with the show!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Missed a couple of posts...love the monkey! I'm a fan of the monkey! And the purse turned out great! I loved it when Mimi published it and you did such a great ob on it!

iknead2knit said...

Love the purse but totally intimidated by the putting together part. Hopefully someday I'll have the courage!

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

Your knits are so cute! I especially love the coin purse. The stitches are just so tiny and lovely.

autumngeisha said...

The coin purse is so pretty! Thanks for the great tips on attaching the fabric to the metal clasp. Love the star wand, too!

WildflowerWool said...

Love the finished projects!

Frieda said...

Love the coin purse , really nice work ! I know a certain little princess who would love a wand just like that . We'll have to see if I have the skills to make one . You always find the most original projects !