This is where it began. This is my current key ring. If you don't recognize it, it is a puppy collar. I've been using it for years. Way before the new wrist key holders became the in thing.
Today is my friend J (in Fl.) birthday. I need to specify because I also have a friend J in NJ and they both follow my blog and they both would think this was about them and one would be let down. I make both of these friends their birthday gifts most years. Generally they get the Guinea Pig version of what I make.
I googled wrist key holders and got quite the selection of places to go and versions to try. Really could have skipped that part. It is after all just a loop holding the hardware. I did pick up the hardware at JoAnnes with a coupon. If you followed the Dots on Dots blog hop you would see that I still had some Dottie fabric laying about that needed a new home.
Well the key holder looked a little lame as a gift so I decided to try my hand at a purse, mainly because I signed up for the UR priceless blog hop, see the top button on the right, and I've been wanting to try one more and more each day. I googled this too. Many many to choose from and combine. This is a combine version. It is sewn together not glued. I got this hardware at JoAnnes too. I did the sewn on version mainly because I didn't have glue. Nice to have had the option with the particular frame I purchased. Apparently not all frames come with the holes.
Here is a picture of the inside. Next time I will need to rethink the color of the peral cotton I use. Didn't thing the stitches would show or I would have used red. Oh look more dots.
These were quite easy to do. I was surprised actually at how easy the purse was to make. A little more time consuming than a zipper purse but not as difficult. Maybe less time consuming if you use the glue method. Will need to try that next ( see that J in NJ) just need to pick up another frame.
Overall I am pleased with the experiment and I'm sure J will also be pleased especially if I ever get it in the mail.
This effort makes waiting for the Hop purse instructions a bit easier. I understand there are a couple of spots still open if you are interested in joining the UR Priceless Hop. Enjoy the week.