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Monday, May 7, 2012

Part II of the "Parisian Purse Swap"


As Promised here are the details of the inside of the Parisian Purse I made for CoyoteKim in the "Whats in Your Vintage Purse Swap".................this purse was a little on the small side so as you can see I literally stuffed it with all kinds of goodies. I covered the inside of the box with more paper from the DCWV Mariposa stack and created a little pocket on the inside of the lid. All the goodies you see are just tossed in there loose. I sent Kim a bag of the Tim Hotz wire hanger clips, a crystal letter "K" for her to use on a project. A bag of tiny doilies and then a couple larger doilies (that are in the bottom of the box under all the other goodies) the Large white Flower and butterfly are recollections. I also sent her a metal Fleur De Lis, a bag of Paris buttons with cameos, a wooden "eyeglasses" stamp..............and the rest are handmade goodies like the small altered wooden hanger, Key chain and Picture holder clip.



I love this little wooden hanger, Isn't it cute? Why the heck you would have one in your "vintage purse" is beyond me, LOL! But I altered it and added it anyway! Actually Kim had sent me a Large wooden hanger she had altered for me in another swap, so when I found these little ones I decided to make a "smaller version" for her.  I covered the hanger with My Minds Eye paper and then sanded and inked the edges, Added the black double bow and then hot glued a Cameo button to the center of the bow. On the back of the hanger I attached a small wooden clothespin so the hanger can serve as a photo holder........the size of this hanger is perfect for a 4x6 photograph. 
The next photo clip is one I found at Michael's in the dollar bins, this was the one with the clear acrylic block that had a bright green flower image stamped on two sides. I simply took a paper towel and some Acetone and gently removed the image so the acrylic block would be clear, this worked really well and left no trace behind on the block. Then I wrapped the block in black tulle, tied it with a black ribbon and hot glued a beautiful black flower to the center of the ribbon.


Last but not least is the key Chain I made for Kim's purse. This a "Mix and Mingle" key pendant you can find in the Jewelry section of the craft store. The top of the key twists off so you can add your own beads and decorate the key anyway you like. These keys are intended for the metal lined beads, but I liked these beads better so with a few twists of my bead reamer I was able to make them fit.
Stop back tomorrow and I will post pics of the other handmade Goodies I sent along with this swap that did not fit "INSIDE" the purse! And as always, Thanks for looking! leave me a comment if you'd like!

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SherriB said...

Very nice! That little hanger is so adorable!

Dreama said...

It's all beautiful. You sure put a lot of work into this project, and it shows.

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