Trial Run...

See that cute little mother of pearl purse frame?
Isn't she sweet?
I've been wanting to incorporate these into a design for some time.
I've taken the plunge...
a trial run,
if you will!
And here is my prototype...
The frames do not come with any instructions or pattern pieces...
so there was some guessing,
by gosh
by gollying
going on.
But I'm happy with how the little purse looks now,
feel good about starting all over
with a new little purse...
One with cross stitched motifs
adorning the purse.

Yes, this little purses base fabric is linen...
as in cross stitch linen!
And its lined with
antique reproduction calico.
{sigh again}

A sweet little design has been charted
for this piece and now I'll put my needle to linen!

Think of a petite little purse,
just 5" tall...
a safe-haven for your
favorite scissors,
sewing thimble,
strawberry emery
needle case...

Stay tuned!

With thy Needle & Thread,


Vonna Pfeiffer said...

It is darling! Can't wait for the cross stitched one ;o)

MoonBeam said...

Really sweet, Brenda.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Awesome, Brenda! Can't wait to see it with the stitched bag!

Theresa said...

It's lovely!!!! I hope you make kits for these because I want one and it's not even finished LOL. :0)

Penny said...

Oh how sweet! Love it, count me in to purchase one of the patterns and supplies. You are so amazing!

Shelby said...

I am so excited about this idea!!!!! I absolutely love your designs. Can't wait!!!!!1

marly said...

You better be offering these! Don't dangle candy if we can't taste it! This is just SO sweet.

nancy said...

ditto ditto ditto -- it is so neat--- I do have a ? -- way back I used to do cross-stitch but now love punchneedle and work your designs- my question is -is it quicker to do cross stitch or punch needle when a design is basically the same??? thanks! nancy

Lizzie Tish said...

Yes yes YES! I love it! And I haven't even seen it finished yet....you have us brainwashed Brenda! Such a darling idea! And a note to Nancy...punchneedle is definitely quicker but just be sure you have the right fabric!

TheCrankyCrow said...


Your creativity and imagination never cease to amaze me.

Love it.

Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

mdgtjulie said...

That's a great use for it, and it's so cute! Will be watching for the stitched one!

Littlebit said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that little purse..I have those handles and they are still just sitting here. I am so NOT creative!

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Beautiful.... ~Kriss~

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Really cute! Can't wait to see the next one; hopefully there'll be a pattern eventually.