I was smitten when I saw this little robin project on a magazine cover. I knew I had to make it the instant I saw it, even though a purse is something I have never attempted before. I have embroidered since I was a little kid, so that was a breeze, but I was nervous about sewing something that had to fit a frame. The instructions were clear and well written with lots of pictures, so I was very happy and kept telling the family " Hey look at me, I'm SEWING!" Then in the final stretch I ran into a little problem. I had convinced myself I had the right frame, but actually it should be gently arched and not U-shaped. Since this is the only one available in my town, I made it work. So here is my slightly lumpy but still charming coin purse. I was told I need to iron (gasp), so maybe I will order the right frame and give sewing another go. If you would like to make one yourself, this is the magazine
and it has lots of other great projects. So as it says, "thread your needle" and don't forget to iron!