Friday, 23 August 2013

... and a Watermelon Coin Purse

I'm not sure how long a project can technically be classed as a 'work in progress'.... weeks, months, years?! Well this definitely can be classed in that last category!! It started way back when Simi and I lived together and is actually made from her old bra push-up pads (strange but true). I had planned to make something with them at the time, but they have sat patiently in a drawer until now... when they have become a watermelon purse!!

I had previously made a slight bit of progress to form a purse. This was done by sewing the two pieces together along the bottom (inside out) and a zip along the top. In hindsight I would have chosen a different colour zip, but at that point I hadn't decided that it was going to be a watermelon!
Back to the present day (!) and it was time to decorate the purse. For this I cut two pieces each of cream and red felt, as well as some black felt for the pips.
I sewed the felt onto the purse with embroidery thread, with the red piece on top of the cream. The pips were then stuck into place with a dab of glue.
So this work in progress is finally finished!! Do you have any projects which have taken slightly longer than planned... please tell me I'm not alone?!


3rd September 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Gingerly Made
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3rd September 2013: Update - this post was featured here at JAQS Studio

26 comments:

  1. Genius! I save all my underwires when I toss my old bra's. For what? I don't know yet!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I'm not the only one who saves random things 'just incase'! Would love to hear what you use your underwires for :) x

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  2. That's a unique piece of upcycling! It's a very cute and funky little purse too.

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    1. Thank you! It's certainly different :) x

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  3. Cute idea! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

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    1. Thanks Kayla, we always enjoy visiting your linky party! x

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  4. Looking good :)
    I've just had to go up to the attic and spotted a tapestry I started before I left home (30 years ago now!)
    Strange thing is that I have moved house 10 times since then and still carry it about with me - I must be an optimist!!

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    1. Haha thirty years is pretty good going :) I am the same though and have several things which I still plan to finish 'one day'! x

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  5. Ha! I love it, excellent reuse for push up pads. Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/08/upcycled-linky-party-22.html.

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    1. Thanks Tricia, love your blog and linky party! x

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  6. I would never have guessed. It is a first for me - I would never have thought about saving anything from my old bras. I think I need to open my eyes a bit more!

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    1. It's probably not the usual way to use bra pads & it's taken me a few years to actually get round to making anything with them!! x

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  7. This is so sweet! I love everything watermelon :)
    Thanks for linking up!

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  8. This is so cute! I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party. I hope to see you there. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. Thanks Karla! We've shared at your great party :) x

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    2. I am still loving this cute coin purse. It's just so darn cute. Thanks so much for sharing this at "That's My Style" Link Party!!! You made my day. I do hope you'll join in again. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week. :)

      Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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  9. How cute is that! very creative!

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  10. This is really cute!! One of the reasons, I so want to learn to sew!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! There's only a little bit of sewing needed for this, so worth giving a go :) x

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell. You have been featured!
    http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/09/show-tell-features.html

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  12. So darned cute!! Thanks for showing how you made this. Linda

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