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« on: February 09, 2004 09:06:10 AM »

So, I picked up this book a year ago and have been going mad making things from it.  The book is by a famous quilter from Japan (sorry for the long link, Amazon is one of the cheapest places to get it):
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0809229099/002-1140266-8961612?v=glance;cf0A52005C=QkFZRVIxXGV4bnFvOmJheWVyMTq7xgoXvGJ/xKnSzFW7IpaK

And here are some of my creations (they are all tiny purses):







Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2004 09:36:15 AM »

The bags are too  beautiful for words... and you made the pants on the other post too... You are one talented gal!  Shocked

I especially like the ones that look like flowers and bugs...  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2004 09:42:03 AM »

I took a look at the book on Amazon... How hard is it to do? I'd really like to pick up the book and give it a whirl... but it looks a wee bit complicated for my poor brain....
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2004 11:04:38 AM »

I have the book but haven't had time to make anything from it yet. I should do that as a next project, its a good way to use up scraps.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2004 01:17:36 PM »

It took a bit of learning and practice to get the folds and hand sewing just right.  The bell flower purse is the best one to start with because it is fairly simple.  I would say it is not that hard but it can get difficult to maneuver the small pieces of fabric.  I also tend to use my sewing machine more because I am lazy and have not figured out how to hand sew neatly.
 
The book is wonderful and has excellent explainations.  This woman is truly gifted!  She also has a bunch of other books out on quilting and such.

Good luck!  
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2004 01:38:31 PM »

those are incredibly beautiful!  how small are they?
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2004 01:55:49 PM »

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how small are they?

I think the cicada and kimono girl purses are roughly 5-6 inches in length (enough to fit keys, small wallet and lipstick or something, maybe a cell phone instead of wallet).

The flower purses are a few inches and would probably only hold keys or something similar.  The lady in the book says they are perfect for lovenotes or candy-how cute

The round purple/checkered bag is a somewhere in between and would hold keys, and maybe something else.  

These bags are not terribly functional, but cute nonetheless.

Thanks for the wonderful compliments!
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2004 04:55:27 PM »

THOSE are AWESOME !! I love the rond "ball" purse ...  I've said it before.. I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO SEW

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2007 05:24:08 AM »

wow  those  are  fantastic!   such patience and  time! wonderful.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2007 07:40:58 AM »

omg ! these are AWsOMe! its hard to choose a favorite but the ball one is to die for....Thanks a bunch for posting these, they are SOOO inspiring!  Smiley
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