Wednesday, November 7, 2012

U R Priceless Blog Hop



My first  Shop Hop......Yay !!!!!!!

I am so excited because today is my first blog hop ever!  I have only been a blogger for a short while and U R Priceless is what convinced me to take the plunge...well.... that, and Katherine, who was so kind and encouraging in her emails.  I love purses and bags of any shape and size, so thanks to an adorable pattern and another great idea from Madame Samm, here are my finished projects, as well as the list of others posting today.   Oh...and my first giveaway too!

The first one was made with Lucy's Crab Shack fabric along with some polka dots for the sides and lining...this was my practice run.  The second was made with Essex linen and some Bali Batik scraps and a little machine embroidery for good measure.





Feeling more confident, I actually cut into my favorite Kokka hedgehog material, added some rick rack and more polka dots.  I had to match the cute little hedgehog pin cushion, a free pattern from Fiona Marie called The Happy Hedgehog Pattern.


And lastly, because, well...because I Love Wool...I enlarged Madame Samm's pattern and made a purse out of my favorite blanket wool and used some wool scraps in reds and aqua blues to mimic the lining fabric, which is Sew Stitchy by Moda.  I do like hexagons and did a little embroidery of my own to match some of the fabric design.

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Thanks so much for checking in.   Joyce



And now for my first give away....If you would like to win the little hedgehog pincushion and a FQ of the Kokka fabric,  become a follower and leave me a comment!  Any old comment will do!








Day 3 - Nov. 7th

I Love Wool
I Like to Quiltblog
Keep Your Fork There's Pie
Retired to Quilt
Selinaquilts
From This to That
Jenny E.
Domestic Deficit Disorder
Pig tales and quilts
CherrysPrairiePrimitives
Espritpatch
Maria
Count it all Joy!
Creative Notions



118 comments:

  1. Joyce, I am so happy you plunged in to this bloghop, you made such sweet coin purses! I hope you will join the fun in a future bloghop again, enjoy your day.

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  2. Love your purses! I know it can be hard to cut into our precious fabric but the results are worth it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Joyce. Your work is gorgeous. Absolutely love-love-lovely! I don't comment much on blogs, only on those I am smitten with. Your wool work is very nice and I enjoyed seeing the little purses with the hexagons. That is my favorite shape!
    Debby in Northern VA

    PS - take the robot verification off, please

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  4. YES YES YES!! I am waving my arms wildly! I would love to win that precious hedgehog pincushion and that fantastic fabric!

    Your coin purses are awesome!! Love the larger one with the hexies!! How large is your handle and what percent did you have to increase the pattern to in able to get it to fit.

    I have a 6 inch handle and cut my fabric way too small so that coin purse had to sit out.

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  5. Your purses are fantastic and awesome. Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  6. Love your purses, they are all so neat they look professional! And thanks formthe chance to win, I am your new follower!

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  7. Love your little purses, especially the wool one!

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  8. Your little purses are so cute. You did very well for your first hop. :) Love that wool one.

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  9. I am now a new follower because I love working with wool too.

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  10. Good Morning Joyce..first love your purses...lot's of great detail...I still have not made even one hexi...someday soon...yes a new follower....
    and wool, I have quite a bit actually I used to make braided rugs out of italian wools...surely I could dig up a few pieces lol.
    Congrats on being in your first hop with us...great show!

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  11. Love to join your following - another wool lover here! But your hedgehog fabric is darling; I hadn't seen it before. blessings, marlene

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  12. Love the purses and the wool one is so special! This is my first hop as well!

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  13. love your wooly 'enlargement' - sew sweet!
    thanks for blogging with us!

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  14. Congratulations on your first hop! I love blog hops, that's how I found most of the quilting blogs I follow. You've done a wonderful job, I love your purses. Especially the Hexie wool purses. I've bought some wool, I'm afraid to cut into it, I'm ot sure what to make. Your hedgehog is soooo cute, very creative LOVE the hair bow. I'm a new follower, I'll be back. ;-> Toni Anne

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  15. Hi!!! Yaa!!! First blog hop!!! Yaa!!! Your purses are very pretty!! Your little hedgehog is very cute!!!

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  16. Lovely assortment of purse. How large is the wool purse? I made a small wool one that you will see on my day.

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  17. New follower! thanks for the fun!!

    I'm giving away coin purse frames at my blog:

    http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

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  18. Your coin purses are cute. I mostly like the hedgehog pincushion. Thanks for the offer to win.

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  19. Joyce, welcome to blogland, I will be visiting often. Your coin purses are amazing...a beautiful parade to start the day, awesome fabric choice and photographed perfectly. Great job, thanks for your inspiration and for the chance to win the sweet little hedgehog package!!

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  20. Love your little purses! I used to have a hedgehog, so that's right up there with my favorite. Nice job on your first hop!

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  21. I am a new follower and I would love to win because hedgehogs are cute but I really like the Ladybugs on the fabric and the one you put on the pincushion.

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  22. Cute coin purses! Love the wool with the cute embroidered hexagons! Hedgehog is also adorable!

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  23. Love the choices you've made in the small purse

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  24. Love your fabrics choice.Your purses coin are just lovely!!

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  25. What a talent you've been hiding from the rest of us! Hexies are a wonderful addition to your tweak on Madame Samm's pattern and the hedgehog is so stinkin' cute!
    I have definitely become a follower and look forward to your creativity :)

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  26. Love the wool hexie purse- my fvorite!

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  27. Congratulations on your first ever blog hop - your little and big purses are adorable. Good job. Judy C

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  28. Forgot to mention that I "signed up" to follow. Thanks from Judy C

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  29. New follower, love your projects especially the wool and lucy's c.s. one...beautiful work!!

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  30. I love the hedgehog. He is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. i am a happy new follower of your blog. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  31. That hedgehog is adorable. Great job with all your coin purses. Love them all.

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  32. Joyce, fantastic and delight on your first blog hop. I look forward to visting and admire your treasures. I hear you when it comes to cutting your favorite fabric. It does become a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing today and joining us on the hop. Judith, Texas

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  33. Congratulations on your first hop. You did a fantastic job.
    I love all the extra little embellishments.

    pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. you made some awesome little purses! I just love the wool one!! Congrats on so many firsts!

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  35. I love them, some of my favorites from this blog hop! Great job, so pretty and great fabric choices!

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  36. Great purses! I especially like the orange one!
    I'm a new follower!

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  37. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your creations!

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  38. Love the shop hop entries! Your work is amazing:) I am already a follower but would love to be entered into your first giveaway!!

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  39. Your work is just beautiful! The hexies are wonderful on the coin purses. I am a new follower.

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  40. The hedgehog is soooo cute! I would love to win him and the fabric! I'm a new follower and looking forward to your wool adventures! Thanks for the chance! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  41. That is a super cute hedgehog. Your purses are great and I am going to follow you.

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  43. Wow, Joyce, I am so impressed. Darling purses, much creativity. I love all your work.
    the hedgehog is darling as well
    ~a

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  44. the wool purse is lovely, and so is your hedgehog!

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  45. Adorable, adorable adorable!!! I love all of your projects.

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  46. You knocked it out of the ballpark!

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  47. Look at you go! Oh my word, your work is amazing! I could never pick just one, I love them all. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  48. This was my first blog hop too - I was yesterday. Love the little hex's!

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  49. Wow! They are all so wonderful. Love the hedgehog and embroidery in the little hex's is terrific. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
    I am a follower.

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  50. Love your little purses in wool with the hexi flowers. So elegant!Thanks for sharing your amazing skills.

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  51. Your little purses are adorable. I love, love the hedgehog. I have been collecting them, they are so cute!

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  52. YOUR PURSES ARE SO CUTE!
    HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  53. Oh how darling -- you did a fabulous job...love the little hexie flowers and stitchery! :)

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  54. Wow - I love all of your creations! Each one has some special "something" that makes it stand out. Thanks for sharing - I am going to have to place an order and whip some of these up for christmas! Thanks, too, for the chance to win such an adorable prize pack :-)

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  55. Lovely purses, each and every one, but the wool with hexies is my absolute fave. Good work.

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  56. Love, love your cute little bags...especially that wool one! Hexies and wool--great combination!!

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  57. I really like the coin purse in wool!!! What a fabulous combination....ladybugs & hedgehogs! Thanks for the chance to win that great prize.

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  58. All of your coin purses are wonderful, but I have to say the wool one is my favorite.

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  59. I Love your wool fabrics the hedgehog just completes it lol

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  60. Love your wee purses! Thanks for sharing with us all. (I'm a new follower!)

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  61. Nice job on the priceless purse(s.) I too seem to gather up hedgehogs, the fabric and pincushion are clever.

    Happy Days,

    Miss Sue

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  62. Your coin purses are fabulous! This is the first one I've seen done in wool and you did an amazing job! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. Joyce, your little purses are precious! Great job! Congratulations on your first blog hop!

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  64. I love the little hedgehog....and the hedgehog fabric also. You sure made some cute purses! Happy first blog hop to you!!!

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  65. All 3 of your little purses turned out so cute though I'm partial to the linen one. Loved that little button (nice touch) and the embroidery. Great wool purse! I'm amazed that people are able to redraw patterns to work with different hardware. I can truly tell you love wool because of all the special work you did on that one with the hexies and the embroidery.

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  66. I am a (new) follower. What great bags, LOVE the embellishments!

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  67. Your little coin purses are darling! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  68. I am now a follower via EMail!

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  69. Hi Joyce,
    a pleasure o visit you on our day ☺
    Yoour purses are gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente
    I like to QuiltBlog

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  70. WELCOME to blogland!!!! you will meet SEW many new friends and be able to share all your woolly goodness as well as hop around and see everyone elses stitchy things too!!! So glad you hopped on to UR Pricless...I love all these purses... and the wool ones, oh my, sooooo cute, love that you added some your sweet stitching....your hedgie fabric is so cute, I can understand why you kind of resisted cutting into it...am that way with many fabrics...(what if I find the perfect pattern and I don't have enough, lol you know how it is!!) Great job, am going to follow you around and see what you get into from now on, hee hee hee :)

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  71. So many adorable little purses. I love the linen one and the wool ones are super wonderful. Great job!

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  72. Love all of your little coin purses,but the hedgehog is super cute!

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  73. I'm a first timer too! I can see you had a great time. They are sooo cute.

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  74. Very nicely done. Congrats on your firsts!

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  75. So cute, especially loved the wool one, thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  76. I was hoping you would do something with wool and I was not disappointed. It is just beautiful. And the hedgehog is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower.

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  77. wow! you did so good. These are spectacular.

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  78. Rosemary B here: Oh my goodness, so happy I found your blog! I am an olden nurse heehee and I have a sister named Joyce and she is a nurse WOWIE are you amazed?
    Well I love your little purses so much. Each one is more delightful than the next. Love the added touches you made to each. So incredibly sweet. thank you so much for sharing and I WANT THAT HEDGEHOG, GIMME GIMME

    ~~♥

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  79. Joyce, you did an amazing job on each of the coin purses! They are so darling ( especially love those cute hedgehogs!). I admire how you took the pattern and let your creativity loose - it's the details that have me scrolling up to look at them again and again. Beautifully done.

    So happy you joined us for your first hop! Thanks so much for sharing.

    UR Priceless!

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  80. Your purses are so cute! I like how you made one in wool that was a bit larger. The hedgehog is beyone cute...can you believe my son's first pet as an adult was a hedgehog?! Thanks for sharing.

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  81. More fabulous ideas for me to think about--the decorative stitching at the top is a real (happy) surprise!

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  82. Great job on your first hop! I love your purses especially the hexie ones !

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  83. I glad we didnt miss out you joining the Gang ! Were fun ! just ask anyone, LOL

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    1. I love the wool purse! Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  84. Fabulous wool purse and the little ones are so pretty! You hit a home run on your very first blog hop! I love he little hedgehog, too. You have a very lovely blog and I am a new follower.

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  85. Oh! Your hedgehog is so cute. I would love to win him.

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  86. Squeee! I love those hedgehogs! Such cute fabric...congrats on your first blog hop! The wool purses are so attractive...love the colors and the hexies. :)

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  87. OMG that hedgehog and matching little purse are just way too cute...love them!!! I'm a new follower...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  88. Joyce, well done, well done. Wow, you did great for your first hop. All of the purses are darling.

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  89. Love your site. Iam a new follower. Thanks for being part of the hop

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  90. I am a new follower and am excited to follow your blog. Could you post the link to the hedgehog pattern in case I don't win the cute little fellow.

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  91. Your purses are lovely! I love the hedgehog one and the enlarged wool one is very clever.

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  92. The purse with the hexagons on front is my favorite. I also love the little hedgehog! I am a follower and would love to win him.

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  93. I LOVE the little hexie purse. It is sooo cute!

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  94. I love your purse! Grandmother's flower garden is one of my favorite patterns. Beautiful job on all of your work!

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  95. Cute!!! Love them all and your wonderful wool purse! Welcome to the world of blogging! I am so happy that our older daughter started me on my blog in 2009 and happy to have met so many wonderful blog friends. I still feel that there is so much "stuff" to learn with blogging! lol I am joining up with this blog hop too, my first of this kind of blog hop.

    And oh yes, please include me in a chance to win that adorable little hedgehog! I am following now at #58, and if you get a chance to stop by, my place, I'd love if you would follow back :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am at our daughter, son in law, and grandbaby's home visiting, but wanted to stop by and check out the amazing coin purses!

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  96. Hi
    I'm now following you around. I love hedgehogs. You did a good job.

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  97. I'm a new follwer! I really like the little hexie purses you made! Beautiful!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  98. New Follower here...Love the Hedgehogs. tsweat2002@yahoo.com Happy Stitching, Teresa

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  99. Cute little change purses and pin cushion too. The hops are such a great place to get more ideas and keep us going. Thanks for sharing and hosting a give away too
    in stitches

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  100. those were cute purses. new follower. thanks for sharing.

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  101. Oh I absolutely LUV your little wool purse with the hexagons! Great job!

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  102. Hi Joyce,
    I am now definitely a follower....I just love your coin purses and all the fabrics you used. I look forward to seeing your other adventures in the future.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  103. Love what you have made and am now a folower - looking forward to seeing what you get up to!!

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  104. I too love your hedgehog! Your purse is ute too....new follower!

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  105. I have a friend who is a hedgehog. Love your coin purse too.

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  106. Love your lil purses!! 'Specially the Ladybugs & Hedge Hogs!! Then saw the Hexie's too!! They are my Favorites! Awesome job!! :)

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  107. great purses!

    saruqa (at) hotmail (dot) com

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