Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Blog hop - Make a Child's Art Purse

One of the pleasures of being an artist is having the most imaginative friends. 
And one of mine is Tammy Tutterow, who designed this sweet die produced by Spellbinders Paper Arts, the company who makes my crafting dies, too. (And yippee, you can order my new Flower Garden collection here- it's shipping out, too!)

Today I'm sharing a blog hop to celebrate Tammy's new spring die collection.


I couldn't resist using it to make a child's art supply purse. It was fast and easy, simply cutting out the pieces from felt and arranging them to please me. I cut extra pieces for a gusset on the sides and bottom and stitched it all up on my little Singer Featherweight sewing machine.



Layering bits over top of bits, embellishing with whimsical embroidery just because it's fun...

I stitched little pockets into the middle to hold stickers, glue stick, and other crafty goodies to delight my favorite four year old. On the back I added little pockets for crayons and markers and decorated with ribbon and more embroidered felt flowers.


I filled it with coloring sheets, stickers and glue sticks, glitter glue, washi tape and markers.


I think my sweet little friend will love this.

Wouldn't you love to win a $25 gift certificate to spend on Spellbinders' crafting dies? It's easy!
Just leave a comment for me here by Sunday, March 18. I'll announce the winner Monday morning.
Fingers crossed it's YOU!!!

For more Spellbinders die cutting crafty fun, hop over here to read the next blog in the hop or here for all the posts on Spellbinders Paper Arts blog.
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69 comments:

Karthikha said...

Super sweet and cute creations :)

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my sweetness! I think this is a wonderful gift for a lucky child!

Isabelle Baudin said...

This is an adorable creation ! Someone will be very happy.....

MJ said...

Adorable! I love the colors and everything about it. TFS

K . Shuster said...

OMG! My 5 year old granddaughter is going to absolutely love this! Thank you so much for the inspiration as I certainly would never have thought if it!

Nandini said...

Absolutely adorable! I would love to make this for my daughter's friends!

Darlene Morales said...

Your project is so sweet!
Tfs
Darlene

Donna Timm said...

Of course this is amazing! Sharyn--what a delightful alternative to an Easter basket--and packs some creative punch right in there with all the cuteness and happy inspiration. Love the "tuck ins"--washi tape, stickers, crayons.....you are wonderfully gifted. This would be perfect for my grand girls!

JmB said...

Wow. What an adorable bag. So creative. Thank you for sharing.

Tree Montgomery said...

Great project! I really enjoyed it!

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome work - love the bright colors:)

JonesPaperEmporium said...

So cute. And love someone else uses the same really old Singer machine I do.

Lisa Moline said...

Any little girl would love this! It's so cute and creative! Thank you for sharing!

Sheila said...

What super projects geared to young children. I love how you show the verssatility of the dies!

Susie said...

And tell me please, what little girl wouldn't be delighted to receive this adorable art purse?! Not I she smiles. I honestly believe Spellbinders dies are the best. I have been collecting them from their beginnings when we lived in Phoenix. I am so happy to be adding to my collection today with Tammy's new set, Sew Sweet. Thank you for sharing your talents today. Beautiful work!

mumbird3 said...

Very cute little bag - would be an awesome gift for someone special! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Pam Pam said...

Wow! What a cute bag. Don't do felt, but this I really like!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet project!

Cathy Lillie said...

What a cute little project! My sewing doesn't go beyond cross stitching, but I think this is an adorable idea, especially with the added pockets!

Barbara said...

Adorable!

Susan McDonald said...

Love your sewing machine, I have one too!

Marsha Guskey said...

What an adorable project and a great gift for any child. Thanks!

Nox said...

Wonderful project! I love that you are also spreading the creativity bug to future generations!

Lady said...

This bag is so cute and adorable. What a lucky girl who get this!!!

Nikki said...

This is so adorable and creative, love it.

bhappetat said...

Love this project. Happy to see fabric and thread as an alternative to paper and ink.

Sandra's Inspirational Spot said...

The bag is too pretty!

Helen Budz said...

What a delightful project. What child wouldn't want to have this carry-all of creativity! tfs

Barbara said...

I know that a little child would love this sweet and cute purse, but I think I know an adult who would love it, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Connie said...

What a cute little purse! This would be a perrrrfect little art purse to hand out to the littles along with a church sermon coloring sheet! Thanks for sharing your talent with us Sharyn!

Sue D said...

Love this idea. I have a Singer Featherweight machine too--it was my mother's.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Denise Bryant said...

Darling project!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Darling little purse creations. I love how you put crafting tools such as scissors and crayons in little pouches. Thanks for sharing. Any little girl would love this!

Evelyne Jackman said...

So cute! I love think I will give it a try. I think that will be an awesome present for my niece. Btw, I love your sewing machine. It reminds me my mom's.Thanks for sharing this project.

Amante del Papel said...

this project is ana amazing idea!

Annette Reed said...

This is definately sweet! Any child would love it! Great detail. Thanks for showing something different. I enjoy seeing different types of projects.

Jennifer Scull said...

Oh my goodness gracious, this is such a precious little project! For someone like me who doesn't sew, I am in absolute awe at how you put this cute little bag together! I love the areas on the inside for crayons/pencils/scissors. Just adorable!

Beverly Perdue said...

I am totally amazed at your creativity. This is so adorable!

Shanna said...

I love all of these new ideas!

Debra Rumpza said...

Darling projects!

Suzan D. said...

So sweet. Any little girl will love this.

Lagene said...

What a sweet art bag for a lucky little girl!

Liz Lorant said...

I love this. So beautiful!!!

TLady said...

HOW SWEET! YES, your favorite little 4 year old will LOVE THIS!!!! An "Easter Gift?" PERFECT for taking to church to keep them busy too!!! ;) I LOVE Tammy's new release! One of the reasons I decided to do this hop! ;) I spotted her designs on a blog a follow..... I'll BET your little 4 year old friend will be SO GRATEFUL for your thoughtfulness of her! ;)

Joy Meadows said...

My great granddaughter would absolutely love this adorable purse! So cute!

April said...

What a fabulous project! What child would not want this? Great!

Marcie Lovett said...

What a great idea! I love Tammy's contribution to this release and your project is so much fun.

Cynthia said...

I love your creativity. The purse is super cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

inkspell said...

Super cute! Love the dies!...Gina F

Donna said...

Really cute tote for a girl.

Danielle Dietz said...

What an adorable bag! So creative. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh, how adorable! What a cute project.

ljcasselman said...

I like this use for the dies also. I feel the nudge to cut more than paper!

Valerija said...

Gorgeous project. Well done!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Looks great!

Gina Bloyaert said...

Hi Sharyn,
What a Nice purce!!!
Thats one iam gone make for my granddaughter see is gone love iT your beautiful purse my little girl.
Thx for sharing iT.
Mvg Gina Belgium

Carol Rossouw said...

What a clever creation from these dies! I really must start thinking outside the box a bit more with my dies!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

What a fantastic idea! This would make a perfect party treat for a birthday girl.....Love all the layers your added, so CUTE!

Kati Caprara said...

Any little girl would just love this very creative art purse!!! This is a fantastic idea!! You could patent this!!! I love the colors and all the hearts (I'm a heart addict). Thanks for sharing!!

Anushree Vaish said...

Oh I am feeling so nostalgic seeing that Singer sewing machine in the pic...my mother still has one...missing my mom....fantastic project....loved it!!

Dana M said...

Oh my goodness! What an adorable craft bag, that will be one lucky little girl. Love the sewing machine, we have one but I haven't ventured to use it so it just collects dust.

Linda Anderson said...

I love your crafty purse/tote and my granddaughter would too! What a sweet little gift! Love the dies used in this way. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patt H. said...

Such a cute idea! Now I am motivated to get out my dusty sewing machine!

Kristina H said...

This is a wonderful idea and would make for a great gift!

FM said...

What a wonderful idea! A sweet gift!

Lee said...

Adorable project!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Super sweet child's craft bag!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet project Sharyn. Love the pretty heart as the focal image on this notion piece.

R.M.Vasquez said...

Darling purse, lucky child!