Friday, July 4, 2008

Another day, another pattern....

Wouldn't it be great if that was the case? Just churn 'em out and start working on the next bit of inspiration....? I wish. I wish a LOT. Things take a bit longer than that around here.

Anyhoooo....
WE FINISHED THIS ONE TODAY!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!
Please meet the Puff Purse - with it's cute little 10cm curved frame. I know - you've met before. I'm hopeless at keeping new designs a secret. We'll be packing (and pricing) the kits next week - WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

Many thanks to Lara for her fabulous pattern-testing and feedback, and for blogging the results. And big thanks to Leah who has been a huge help with layout and editing on the instructions, as well as her usual whizzing in the office.

I'll be doing a GIVE-AWAY draw for one of the Puff Purse Kits as soon as we have them packed and ready to go. Leave a comment here and I'll draw a name out of a hat (or purse) in time for next Wednesday's ON MY DESK pic.

Lara also mentioned having seen this - coming soon....ish.

But I forgot to show her these...... My lovely new rings!!!! So shiny.

35 comments:

Jen said...

So cute! My daughter would love one of these... (so would I).

méri said...

It's very pretty! I had already seen Lara's blog and her happiness testing it.

three buttons said...

I hear ya! You've done a great job and I'd love to have a go at your new Puff Purse!!

Thank you for joining This Is, I've finally had a chance to add you to our blog roll.

Angela xx

Louise said...

Sooo cute! I struggle getting our patterns out and yours are so much more detailed - it must take forever! Well done and I'm sure it's going to be a big hit!

peacockchic said...

oh oh oh so cute!!! i just commented over on lara's blog on how much I love pattern testing and how lucky she is to be able to test your patterns. They look so great!!! I can't wait for you to release these, especially the purse size one. Oh the anticipation!!

Handmaiden said...

Nikki,
From one newbie to another it was great to read Lara's pattern review and I am sure it's as detailed as your other patterns which makes it easy for born again sewers like me. Can't wait to try it out.
A very excited Sharon

trashalou said...

I love, love, lovetty love this purse! Put my name down for a kit please.

Sigrid said...

What a sweet purse this is. Lovely pattern. I'd like to try.

Anonymous said...

I saw it on Lara's blog Nikki, and it looks fab, well done.

Kerry

stacysews said...

Those are absolutely adorable! I especially love the jeweled purse frames that you used with the fabric.

Cathy said...

I am loving this pattern! So cute! Good on you for getting the pattern done!

CameoRoze said...

Perfect for my teenager daughter! Adorable.

quitecontrary1977 said...

i would looovvvee to have a kit! these are the sweetest bags!

MildlyCrafty said...

Pick me, pick me! I'd love to make one of those purses.

craftygirlwithruffle said...

I love this puff purse. One of your best yet - but I think that every time you launch a new pattern. Lovely to see you today.
Ann Marie (CGWR)xxx

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is so sweet! And I love it's, well, puffiness. And oh... those shiny rings, I want to know more!!!

lotusutol said...

That looks fab :) been lurking around since kirrily@plus one designs mentioned about you. Count me in on the lottery ;)

Tyler & Macy Kennett said...

I love the puffy purse! Great job. I would love to learn how to make one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki
Just love the purse - great for coins, a lippy and other essentials! I am coming to Melbourne soon, will have to put a visit to your studio/shop on the itinerary.
Janelle ;-)

Heidi said...

Wow, the Puff Purse is very cute. Would love to have a go at making one. Great blog by the way!

Kirsty said...

It looks wonderful Nikki!

Stacey said...

I love that puff purse and also the new bag below it. They are both gorgeous.

Dawn said...

I need all of it please I'm trying to have the most bags before I die, and its summer and raining I need cheering! hugs Dawn

Sew Bettie said...

I love this design. I have been wanting to learn how to use hardware on purses so I might have to check it out!

laura said...

I loved this little purse as soon as I saw it on your previous post and even though I never win anything I'll still give it a try! Now I'll just keep my fingers crossed.

B&B Slack said...

I some how stumbled across your blog, but will definately be back. What a cute purse! I just made an apron, but would love to find that pattern! Good work!

alixandrrraaa said...

soooo adorable and love the colours!!

Bernadette said...

Another lovely pattern to add to your wonderful collection. I think I am going to have to come and do a bag class soon!

colourdujour said...

love the bag and would love to WIN!

Sue Flewelll-Smith said...

Nikki
Once again a gorgeous pattern!!!LOOOVE IT
Sue

Karin said...

Gorgeous! Love it!

kamewh said...

What a cute purse! I love it!!

truffleblack said...

How good would this purse look in kimono fabric for evening wear!
Can't wait to try it out. I am truly addicted to bag making now !!

Bronwyn said...

This little purse would be a good starter for me with bags (I've done the tote thing, but bags with metal work look scary for me to make). Such love and joy for this puff purse is changing my mind!

ModDotTextiles said...

I love this bag! I am busy working on a kit that I just received from you! Wonderful designs!