Monday, December 8, 2008

snap coin purse and other things

hello hello and happy december everyone!
the world is white with snow. so lovely.

it's been quite a busy week at work.
the analyst luncheon that i've been planning for a month has finally come to fruition. it was held at canoe, this restaurant that i've always wanted to go to ever since i saw a chef at large episode on it. i never thought i'd be able to go (because it is so pricey!), but the boss asked me to come. i wanted to jump for joy! harhar. friday night was the corporate christmas party. i gave the hairdresser a bit of a hard time (i was a bit demanding, and well my hair is too short to put up, but she managed to do it!) and got my makeup done (for free!!!) at the dior table at the bay.

anyhoo, i finally got to making my first snap coin purse at home.
note to self: follow instructions, especially when it says to apply glue in a well-ventilated area.
i am so dizzy from the smell right now.
i have the window secretly open...if les parents find out, they'll have a little fit.

it was easier to make this time, and it took me perhaps 45 minutes to do (as opposed to the 2 1/1 hours from before!) and no seam ripping at all! :) harhar.
i used the same fabric as karyn's coin purse...i couldn't resist! this is part of a kris kringle exchange that i will be doing with my friends on wednesday night. i am going to include an f21 or h&m gift card inside.

how is everyone? i hope you are all enjoying the excitement and anticipation of christmas! :)


karyn said...

it's darling!

i'm finally ready to start working on my holiday gifts now that the holiday trunk show is over. i better get cracking! i have many snap coin purses to make in the next couple weeks. oh dear.

Simone said...

Thanks for stopping by, Melissa. What a lovely blog you have! Esp the crafty posts are a real gem. Will be back!

Wendy said...

oh my goodness.. SO cute! i love the fabrics you chose too. Maegan said...

how CUTE!!!

megan and melissa said...

So cute! I love the fabric, especially the inside. You did a great job! I have always wanted to make something like this, I might have to hit you up for the particulars. Thanks for always stopping at my blog-- yours is always on the top of the list!

gwen said...

such a nice little purse! it will be a lovely gift.

a cat of impossible colour said...

Ooh, it looks wonderful! I love the fabrics you chose.

megan and melissa said...

Check out my blog... you won the giveaway! Thanks for stopping by!

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Oh Melissa, I love it! I've just been downloading tutorials for snappy purses today as I want to make some for Christmas too :) Where did you find your pattern with the pleats its super cute. Thanks for your messages on my blog, I've been feeling quite sad that I haven't been writing or sewing much but as you say adjusting to new jobs takes time! Its lovely to read comments from you though so thank you :) happy Christmas!!x

Leanna said...

Melissa - I LOVE your're so creative...i very much enjoy perusing through your many lovely creations :) I'm thinking of starting my own blog (:P) any tips for a novice??

katty said...

I love to have different kind of puse specially for combine it with my clothes. I think every desing is identified with the personality of each woman. I prefer a comfortable and big purses because i usually carry many things even like when i buy viagra for my boyfriend.

javieth said...

When i got my house by costa rica homes for sale i took all my document in my purse. Thanks God my purse was very big I had no problem. That´s why i prefer to use big bag every time. I really love it, because they are very comfortable.