Friday Favorites–Purse Accessories

There has been a lot of purse and handbag sewing going on around here lately.  My daughter made her first Ninja Monkey Bag, and we have fabric waiting for a couple more to be given as gifts to her friends.  I also just finished my first kiss-lock clutch, but I’ll tell you more about that another day.  What I want to talk about today is what to put in those bags.

I don’t care what anyone says, until we do away with coins as currency, there is a place for a coin purse.  Especially one as fun as this Triangle Coin Purse from Craft Passion.


Craft Passion also shares how to make this Zip-Itself Coin Purse.


This Snappy Coin Purse from Sew Timeless looks simple and unassuming when it’s closed, but it opens up in a unique way, making it good for so much more than coins.


I usually try to spread the love around and not feature the same blog more than once or twice in one week, but Craft Passion was a triple threat with this adorable Pear Coin Purse.


I need to add this Tea Wallet from Is It Naptime Yet to my list of things to make for Christmas.  My little tea-drinking daughter would love it.


Travel tissue holder tutorials can be found pretty easily, but I like the fact that Some Art Talk overlapped the edges to keep the tissues clean inside.


This felt version from Martha Stewart could be made in about five minutes, perfect if you need a quick, little gift.


To go along with that tissue holder, how about a Hand Sanitizer Holder from A Lemon Squeezy Home?  I’m always sucked in by all the new flavors these come in, so a cute holder would give me another excuse to collect them.

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Etsy Sale, Update and Giveaway

Happy Labor Day!  I thought since everybody else has a sale to celebrate, I’d join in too.  Personally, I’ll take shopping online during the big sales over fighting the crowds any day!

I’ve decided to discontinue the coffee cup sleeves in my Etsy store.  I love making them, but my focus has really turned toward photography accessories.  Get it…focus?  I know.  Sorry ‘bout that one.


I’ve created a new Sale section.  There are a few Christmas coffee cup sleeves, like this Santa’s Belt version and some everyday cozies. 


There are also a small handful of 67mm lens cap pockets that have been floating around for a while. 


Each item is only $5 with super-cheap $1 shipping in the United States and $3 everywhere else.   There’s also one Passport Wallet, which is $10 with $1 shipping.


Any of these would make great stocking stuffers.  I know it feels early to be thinking about that, but it’s coming!

I also added 60 new fabrics to the choices available for custom items, bringing my total to 165.  I’ve been busy – my shop now has Lens Cap Pockets, Business Card Pockets, Camera Straps and Memory Card Wallets.  I’ll happily make any of them from the fabrics of your choice.

Now, about that giveaway.  Just leave a comment here, telling me which items you like in my sale section.  At 8 am Pacific on Friday morning, September 9, 2011, I’ll randomly draw one entry and send that person the item they’ve mentioned.  The only catch is, you might want to list a couple of items in case your first choice happens to sell before Friday.

Enjoy your holiday and check out my sale!

Friday Favorites–Crafty Staci Top Ten

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Friday Favorites to bring you…the one-year anniversary of Crafty Staci!  I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already.  Time really does fly when you’re having fun!

Because it’s Friday, I’m still going to share some favorites, but instead of linking to others, they’re all right here.  These are the top ten most popular posts from my blog during the past year. 


#10 – Forever Fabric Flowers

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I knew when the barely-twenty-something guy at FedEx asked me if I made these and responded to my answer with “Wow!” I was doing ok with the crafting thing.  These were shipped off as a get well gift to my niece Laura in Minnesota, who is making a miraculous recovery.

#9 – Fabric Fortune Teller

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Sometimes I make things just to see if I can.  This fortune teller turned out better than I expected, as it actually works.  We gave this one to our son as a card to go with his 8th grade graduation gift.

#8 – Superhero Luggage Tags

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When you have something that looks like this attached to the handle of your luggage, you don’t have to look very hard for it.  These have made it through the airport and cruise ship terminal so far and are holding up well.

#7 – Camera Lens Cap Pouch

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I have these little pockets to thank for getting my Etsy store off the ground.  And I’m making some progress toward learning to use that camera.

#6 – Felt and Wire Angel

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I tend to make things that are fairly simple.  It has to do with my complete lack of patience and my need to finish something in the same session I started it.  I am apparently not alone in my love for quick, easy projects.  Thanks for validating my impatience.

#5 – Reversible Coffee Cup Sleeves


This one was a surprise to me, because I felt like everyone had probably already learned how to make these before I came along.  I’ve never been happier to be wrong.

#4 – Ninja Monkey Bag

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I made this one for my daughter and I’ve made several since, including another for her that has Batman all over it.  This was one of my first attempts at creating a purse pattern from scratch, and I’m pretty happy with the results.

#3 – More Fabric Flowers

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This is the flower I used on the Ninja Monkey Bags.  I’ve been eyeing it again lately for use on a headband or hair clip.

#2 – Robin Hood Hats

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If you would have told me a year ago, when I started this blog, that one of my most popular posts would end up being Robin Hood hats, I would have laughed my head off.  Seriously, barely a day goes by when some version of Robin Hood hats doesn’t come up in the search terms that people have used to find my blog.  And I never stop being amazed by it.

#1 – Passport Wallet

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Some of my favorite projects have been those born out of necessity.  There is a good feeling that goes along with making something you need.  This baby is safely tucked away, waiting for our next adventure.  This was also my first and, thus far, only giveaway.  Until tomorrow…