Saturday, December 01, 2007

Purse Keychain by Mary Jane Hall

Last week, I wanted to give to my 3 nieces visiting from Australia, a handmade gift that they will like. Just in time, these yarns arrived from my sis in London.



Lustre Fancy Yarn, distributed in UK by Wilkinson,
50% polyester, 50% acrylic.
It has a metallic look, so its hard to photograph. I loved working with it, its smooth and soft. (Though I had a hard time weaving in the ends with a large needle.)


These are the three keychain purses I made, I bought 2 pairs of fancy silver earrings, which I used to embellish the purse. I also bought 3 charm bracelets, to put in each of the purses, it was a nice gift!...but I think they liked the bracelets more :p



Yesterday, I made another one of the purse keychain, since I have one more of the earring to embellish it. I tried to get a good shot, but still...



So, I scanned it...

17 comments:

  1. I prefer the color in the scanned image and it's really cute! And I just thought that it would be a great idea to give as gifts to everyone else. Too bad, no fancy yarn for me so my FO won't be as cute as yours.

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  2. What nice gifts!!
    I love the idea of using the earrings and bracelets to put in the little crocheted bags. :)

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  3. Those are so cute! I just adore the sparkley yarn you used.

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  4. They are adorable and yes, I also love the yarn you used-how wonderful!

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  5. Very cute! What a great idea for a quick fun gift to give!

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  6. I have a google alert that comes to my email every time my name or my book Positively Crochet! is mentioned on the web, Just wanted to let you know this page of your blog came right to my email! Thanks! Your purse key chains are adorable and I think it's a great idea to place a little gift such as a bracelet down inside. I wish I had thought of that to put as a suggestion in the book!
    Mary Jane

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  7. Those are absolutely adorable! How clever and what lucky nieces!

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  8. Love 'em!!! That is a great gift!!! nice job!

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  9. Purse key chains are very cute oh so love that yarn. Great job. Also thanks for the thoughts and prayers over my daughter:) thanks

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  10. Those are so cute! What a great idea. I'll bet your nieces loved them. I have never seen or tried that yarn, it looks yummy. :P

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  11. Mimi, once again, you have shown your creativity. What a wonderful and fun idea for quick gifts. I love that yarn and absolutely adore your little bags.

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  12. They are soo cute! I'd love to make one for my daughter but I can't find the pattern here. Is the pattern at
    Mary Jane Hall's website?

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  13. Hi Sarah, I think the pattern is only available in her book "Positively Crochet!"

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  14. HI there I was wondering if you would please send me the pattern to this. I'd love to be able to buy the book but we're short on $$ right now! look me up on ravelry or I will "friend" you, thanks!!! :)

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  15. Hi Rebekah, the pattern isn't mine to share. You can find the designer on Raverly, maryjane2.

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