Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pocketbook Posies!

Pocketbook Posies!
Pocketbook Posies!

I didn’t like the alligator clips that came on some of the flowers from Michaels, (pictured at 3:00, below,) they stuck out from the surface of the bag, snagged on things, and you could see them from the side. They were easy enough to pop off, though. I repaced them with “Gimme Gators” from Create for Less. I removed the calyx, and snipped off part of the stem, leaving enough to hold the petals together:

I used Loctite gel super glue because it would bond to metal and fabric. It would also sit “atop” the petals instead of being absorbed by them.


I made sure there was glue next to the stem piece and on the gator clip. I thought that would insure that the petals stayed together. I found out later that I was wrong, and now I put a couple of dabs of glue between each layer of petals, as well.


I also tried attaching a quilting safety pin. That worked well, but it took a long time to dry. The turquoise flower is harder to remove from the purse than the ones with gators.


All in all, I am pretty pleased with my results. I’m already getting compliments!

Best Recent Purchase

Best Recent Purchase
Best Recent Purchase

I bought this pack of craft needles at Walmart recently. There are tapestry and chenilles, quilting, etc. If you punch away the cardboard hang tag and leave the rest on the back, there’s a guide to each type and size needle. The clear top slides around and has a tiny hole through which you can dispense the needles and put them back. I don’t remember what I paid, but it wasn’t much. I may go back and buy another set for my embroidery box. (This one currently resides in my sewing room.)