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From: bridesmom
Date: 02-23-2007, 10:31 AM (1 of 15)

They aren't really purses, but tote bags.

Finished these last night, the b/w one is for my daughters best friend and the o/p one is for my soon to be daughter-in-law. They are the same on either side, no batting, just iron on interfacing to give it some body. Now, onto the wedding memory quilt! Who needs work?? I'm just going to quilt!!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: Magot
Date: 02-23-2007, 10:45 AM (2 of 15)
Laura, nice work - I love the black and white fabric choices - they really zing.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
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From: dmoses
Date: 02-23-2007, 11:00 AM (3 of 15)
Very nice, Laura! :up:

Did you make the handles? I see that the o/p one has beaded handles(?), but what about the b/w one?
Take care,
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From: Hogmami
Date: 02-23-2007, 11:30 AM (4 of 15)
Very nice. What pattern did you use?
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From: Patty22
Date: 02-23-2007, 11:31 AM (5 of 15)
Laura, I loves the colors/or lack of :) in the totes!
You do really lovely work.
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From: pinkroses
Date: 02-23-2007, 06:57 PM (6 of 15)
I really liked your bags I think I liked the black one the best. Pinkroses
I know I have a guradian angel watching over me. I am very gratefull. PINKROSES
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From: Foxyshorty
Date: 02-23-2007, 07:10 PM (7 of 15)
Very nice. I like them. You did a wonderful job on them.
Mommy to 2 boys
Morgan 11yrs
Maxwell 5yrs
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Member since: 07-27-2005
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 02-23-2007, 07:55 PM (8 of 15)
Nice bags, Laura...especially like the b/w one.
TTFN from
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From: esrun3
Date: 02-23-2007, 09:55 PM (9 of 15)
Great totes! I love the black and white one!
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From: Jeke
Date: 02-23-2007, 11:34 PM (10 of 15)

Great totes! Black and white is also my favorite.

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From: bridesmom
Date: 02-23-2007, 11:58 PM (11 of 15)
My favorite is the black and white too. I purchased the handles, though the b/w one is quite a small handle, but the owner is really slim, so not a problem, The other handles are flexible. I used a pattern I have in a book I got off Crafters Canada. It's got a bunch of really great patterns in it, this is my 2nd one out of the book, and I have about 7 more tagged to try out.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: cshortsew
Date: 02-24-2007, 07:30 AM (12 of 15)

They are both beautiful, what wonderful gifts.
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: Sancin
Date: 02-24-2007, 04:01 PM (13 of 15)
They are lovely bags, Laura. I am really impressed at how people post pictures here. I just got a dig camera (my Christmas present to myself) and all I have taken is about 25 experimental pictures of some growing and evolving tulips I bought at Costco. I spend too much time here reading about all your lives.

BTW I like the b+w bag best, though almost feel sorry for the other as everyone seems to like the b+w one! :re:
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
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From: Bama
Date: 02-24-2007, 08:27 PM (14 of 15)
I love both of them. :up: Nice job.
I've been planning to sew up a couple of new purses for myself. Just can't find the time lately. :re:
I made a reversible purse for my mom before Christmas that used purchased plastic handles that can be removed. I'm planning to make her a couple more for Mother's day that she can use the same handles with.
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From: cowqueenie
Date: 02-25-2007, 09:03 AM (15 of 15)
As everyone has said, they are beautiful! You did a great job and I am sure the recipients will love them! :)
"A trip to the fabric store is my therapy"
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