Monday, 31 October 2011

A mixed day

Sunday was a day of bits and pieces,  I knitted while the grand prix was on, then did a bit of sewing before going back to the knitting.
 In one of the recent Mollie Makes magazine, there was a cover kit to make a purse.  I thought, these or something similar would make good gifts, so I finally gave it a go.

The kit had two different fabrics for the back and front, so it looks like two different purses.  It was a bit fiddly, but for a first effort, didn't turn out too bad.  I shall see if I can find some fittings, and make some more.
 Once I'd done that, it was back to my buttons.  This is my ball button, and I love how they turn out.  I can see using these on future projects
There are a few more buttons to make to finish the class, and I'm hoping to get a start on those today.

7 comments:

Tudy said...

Cute purse and love the button.

Annie said...

The purse turned out pretty cute. I think if you re-shaped, you could make a nice eyeglass case.

Terry said...

What a cute little purse! I've seen lots of these but I haven't been brave enough to try one yet. Love the bead button too! :0)

Gina E. said...

I forgot to tell you Jane, Mollie Makes is in our shops here in Oz! So I've been able to buy the issues after the ones you sent me. I wondered how that purse would turn out - thanks for showing us here. Your buttons are fabulous! Such intricate work...

Donna said...

Adorable purse. Seeing it brings back memories of my grandmother.

Wendy said...

Both of these are just wonderful!

Evie said...

Cute purse. U-handbag do lovely hardware for these if you're planning more.