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Monday, May 24, 2010


Happy Monday, everyone!!!  I hope everyone is enjoying the awardee showcase #7!  If you haven't visited yet, skip down and take a peek; we had some great entries and I'm sure the contributors would appreciate a congratulatory word or two!!!  It never ceases to amaze me all the talent and inspiration around me.  I can get so much from just anything, and everything keeps me on my toes.

Earlier into the weekend, I was rummaging through and trying to organize some sewing materials.  I figured since my brother will be here in July, I didn't have to have sewing and craft stuff in both my office craft room and my "official" craft room which is in the basement.  I call it "official" because as I'm retired, my office is slowly acquiring more craft stuff and I do most of my crafting in here.  However, as my sewing room was the easiest to get started on, I started there and ran across some metal coin purse closures I'd bought 3 years ago when I made coin purses for my co-workers as their last Christmas presents from me before retiring.

My first thought was to just make up several coin purses and have them as spare gifts but because I really like to embroider them with the person's name (they love that), I decided I'd just put them up until I could do that.  BUT..., when I came across a scrap of velvet paper which was where it shouldn't have been in the first place, my mind went back to that metal closure.  Without a whole lot of thought, my mind saw a little paper velvet pouch to carry chapstick, lipstick, nail polish, even a few coins in.  So, with that scrap of velvet paper, the metal coin purse closure, a metal crown embellishment, and a little bit of glue, I came up with this little treausre fit for any queen to pull out of her purse:

And here it is open holding one of the lipstick tubes:

Isn't this just too cute cute?  And soooo easy!

Well, I guess I better get back to sorting through and organizing my sewing/craft room.  That is, until I run across something else that'll set this rambling ole mind of mine into another adventure land!  LOL!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

adorable!!!!!!!! what a fabulous idea. Love the colors too. Happy Monday!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Beautiful and very elegant!

Jean said...

That is so cute!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

LOL... That is just beautiful Audrey. You never cease to amaze me with your many talents. AND thank you for your sweet comment about my cake... I am not a baker, but it didn't come out too bad.

flowerdisco said...

Audrey...you have done about every craft under the sun, UH? lol this little pouch is absolutely adorable. Like the burgundy with gold too. TFS!

*BJ* said...

Beautiful work. It does look so elegant. Burgundy and gold were my wedding colors, so it brings back memories.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [25 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

217 Creations said...

Amazing!!!! It doesn't even look like paper!!!!

marion said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Audrey Frelx said...

Marion/Lucy, thank you for your comment. I am so glad you are enjoying my blog and I welcome you back as often as you decide to visit.

To all of you, as always, I appreciate your visits and comments. And, thank you so much for coming!!!

I'll be seeing you!

xosparklesxo said...

What a precious and unique little project!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great little project this is... you think of the neatest things to make out of stuff you find, it just amazes me! LOVE IT!