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« on: June 11, 2009 07:14:53 PM »

By the time I had finished this wallet, the story of the Magpie Woman came to mind. My Mom is a professional storyteller, and she tells a story about an old woman who is terribly selfish.  A beggar comes to her home and smells bread baking.  The beggar asks her for some bread, and the old woman tells the beggar that it's all for herself.  She then eats it all up and shares none with the poor beggar.  The beggar turned out to be an enchantress (of course, aren't they all?), and turns the woman into a Magpie as punishment for her selfishness.  That's why magpies want to grab up everything shiny they see and hoard it for themselves. 
   Why share this story? Because I want to keep all these wallets! Especially this one, because it turned out so sweet and adorable! Alas, it's not for me.  But I can always make myself one, right? Wink  Are any of you selfish crafters that want to keep everything they make?  I certainly can be.  But I try to be good and pass along the things made for others, or to sell.  What do you think?





I was listening to Jim Noir while sewing this one up, and it seemed appropriate somehow.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009 07:31:31 PM »

I love the fabrics! where did they come from?
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009 07:37:54 PM »

I can see why you would want to keep it for yourself.  It is so sweet!  And a good story too.  I tend to want to keep a lot of the stuff I make also.  Did you use a particular pattern for it or make it up yourself?
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009 07:48:06 PM »

Okay, I love the fabric and I *love* the design. It looks really well done and it makes me want to try my hand at my own!
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009 07:58:26 PM »

Very cute Smiley Did you use any interfacing?
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009 08:00:46 PM »

Thank you! The fruity fabric was a remnant I picked up at JoAnn's today.  I've seen it here on craftster before, and always loved it, but never bought any. Yay for remnants!! The inside ones are bits of fat quarter I had in my stash, I think they both came from JoAnn's also.  The pink fabric however, that came from Wal-Mart. I discovered one of the walmarts around here actually has a fabric section, and $1 fat quarters. SCORE!!  I also used some fusible fleece to give it some quilted squashiness, which I'm definitely doing from now on.  I love how it makes the wallets feel.  

The pattern is a bit of a mish mash of things.  A good friend showed me how to make her wallets, and it's her basic design with a couple of small changes.  There's some great tutorials here on craftster that are very well explained.  I'm so glad you guys like it!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2009 08:02:00 PM »

AbbyRose - Yep, the inside lining is interface, the outside is interfaced with fusible fleece for squashiness, and all the card holders are interfaced too. I likes me a sturdy wallet. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009 08:18:24 PM »

So, this is absolutely awesome.
And I kind of want it bad. lol


I love the fabrics you used, they're all so awesome! Nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2009 08:26:33 PM »

How could you not want to keep all that to yourself?! Especially how adorable and clean this one is! It's just...perfect.

Haha, I always want to keep whatever I've made to myself. I made this incredibly adorable purse one day, and I showed my mom and she grabbed it and hugged me thanking me for it and I kind of stared at her. Then she went "well it was for me, wasn't it?" like she'd be wounded if I said no. So I was like "...yeah...yeah of course I made it for you, ma! ..I can borrow it though, right?" Tongue!
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2009 09:38:41 PM »

This is very cute. I thought it was just a pouch kind of purse, but no, it's a wallet. What you need now are your own labels - that would really make it your's.
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