Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tiny cookie change purse

I don't know about where you live, but here in Toronto we need to deposit a quarter into the handles of shopping carts in order to unlock and use the carts.  I am often scrounging around my purse, hoping I have a quarter.  I kept a few in the truck we used to have as it had a handy slot for coins in the centre console.  Unfortunately for me, our current vehicle has no such spot.  I needed something to keep my "shopping cart quarters" in. 
Also, unfortunately for me, this vehicle is my husbands "baby" and I have been told in no uncertain terms that I am not allowed to put anything "cute or girly" besides me ;)  in this vehicle.  What a dilemma. 
I had seen these!
Click the photo to go to the tutorial

Cute, right?  I had to have one! And it was perfect for my quarters!  And, if that wasn't enough, I had everything I needed except the covered button thingies.  After some careful thought, I found a way around my problem.

Black.  Just like Hubby's Jeep.  How could he complain?

They start out with these covered button thingies.  I had trouble finding big enough ones.  I finally found some in a tiny little fabric store.  They were just like these ones.

After muddling my way through the instructions (the part about preparing the zipper was a little confusing for me)  I finished my little cookie quarter holder!  I found a way to make it a bit cute and girly too.  First I spied some pink satin in my scraps and was going to use that, but then I laid eyes on the red.  They looked so good together, I couldn't not use it!

I made my loop bigger than the tutorial intentionally.  It is wider because I was using what I had on hand, but I purposely made it big enough to hang on to.  I don't want to be fumbling around in the cold to access my quarters.

Don't tell him I said this, but I think I got away with putting something cute in the Jeep!

Thanks for looking!

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