Thursday, February 10, 2011

New and improved

Here's a design to keep your coins corralled and your keys together.   A mini backpack coin purse and key chain!  These are a fresh take on a design that I've had kicking around for years.

 This time around, I fashioned them  from scraps of laminated cottons.  I first made mini backpacks years ago, when my sons were young.  They could clip a coin purse to their clothes ( my youngest liked to clip his onto his coat zipper).   The mini backpacks proved handy  for shopping trips or a day spent at an amusement park  as a means of keeping  spending money safer than stuffed in a pocket.
 My newest versions are decidedly girl-y looking with polka dots and pretty ribbon.  I believe only one of the early versions is still around, made from a cotton with a snake print, which appealed to my sons at the time. The downside of using cotton is that it eventually wore out, believe it or not, from the dollar bills chafing it on the inside.   I don't see that happening with the laminated cottons, plus there's no fraying on the unfinished seams.  A great little project to use up laminated cotton scraps!  Any interest in a tutorial?

15 comments:

  1. A tutorial??? Yes! Yes! Yes!!!
    They are great Katherine!

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  2. Oooh, yes please - those are fabulous!

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  3. These are so very cute!! I think it's a great idea for kids! smiles, Virginie

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  4. Oh yes please, if you don't mind. They are SO cute. I remember my mym having a little bag on her keyring when I was young, she'd attatch it to her keys and put a few pounds in it if she was going out without her handbag. It was like a gym bag.

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  5. A tutorial would be really good. I do like to see how others construct items. And these are darling!

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  6. oh those are too cute. yes a tutorial. I know my daughter would love one!

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  7. YES PLEASE!!! I would LOVE to have some!!

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  8. I'm a bit late to the party but Yes Please!!

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  9. Pretty please with sugar on top!!!!

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  10. my goodness... backpacks in miniature!

    What a cute idea for stashing away those loonies and twoonies!

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  11. yes, please, a tutorial would be wonderful

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  12. I think it would be a wonderful tutorial!!1

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  13. I would love a great tute! awesome. they are so cute. :)

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  14. Olá Katherine!
    Amei seu blog, seu trabalhos são lindos.
    Adoraria que você visitasse o meu cantinho..
    www.meucantinhodoeva.blogspot.com
    bj

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