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Just a quick shout today about my newly updated etsy shop! I’m so happy to present a new sewing pattern PDF for the Lil’ Sweetheart Purse.

I had so much fun making these and I hope you will too. Each PDF (emailed to you after purchase, so you can get started right away!) includes instructions for making 2 different versions.

The ivory purse is straightforward and fast using a nice thick felted fisherman sweater with an easy applique and blanket stitch edging.

The red purse has rickrack-a-plenty so a few extra pinning and stitching steps are needed for this cutie. It is also made from a lighter weight felted sweater, so I fused a sweet little print lining inside for stability and adorability. (And good news: you can make this with wool craft felt or a woven wool instead of a felted sweater, if desired!)

So fun for a Valentine’s gift. You can make up a few and fill them with goodies for the lil’ (or big!) sweethearts in your life. (oh and incidentally, that Hello Kitty compact and comb are mine. You’ll have to find your own.)

Also in the shop, ready for gifting are a fresh batch of my original Cupcake Pincushions as well as some Cupcake Tape Measure Kits and Cup O’ Joe Pincushion Kits.

And do you remember why I offer you the Cup O’ Joes? Because “I Love You a Latte!” I do. I really really do.

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    What a great batch of goodies for Valentine’s Day!

  • Kelly O.

    I just bought a tape measure kit and I can hardly contain my excitement! I really wanted one with pink icing and a brown wrapper but when that was gone I had to try and decide all over again!! I’ve ALWAYS had trouble making decisions so I had to call in my 4 year old! Crazy I know! I think she thinks it’s for her!
    We chose a red and pink one because she says “I like strawberry cupcakes better than chocolate.” Worked for me!
    Thanks Betz!
    Kelly O.

  • Heather L.

    Absolutely adorable!!! What a beautiful idea! I just love it!

  • Gretchen

    So, so cute!

  • jenny b harris

    Absolutely darling designs!

  • Doreen

    These are so cute! I love the cupcakes. The whipped cream on the java is great!

  • Terriaw

    Aw, these little heart purses are so adorable! My nieces would love these! I love the different trim you used.

  • Annie Pazoo

    Oh, geez, this is the cutest one ever. I can’t get over teh whopped cream on top and that curvalicious handle. Tooooo cute.

  • tam

    CUTE CUTE CUTE as heck!

  • deb

    Pure eye candy! Those little Valentine projects are darling.

  • Amanda

    Such a great idea – I stayed up till 1am (New Zealand time!) to see the new products but missed out on the Cup O Joe kits – they were all being sold while I slept LOL! Are you planning on doing more? How about cupcake pincushion kits as well? Would adore one of those to make! Thanks so much :)

  • sammyjo

    love the sweetheart purses, their so very cute! :D

  • TheLittleFrog

    Love your blog!!! Adorable creations:))) Greetings from Lucia, Slovakia

  • E. Lindsey Hornkohl

    I love the little sweetheart purses and I love that you make it so easy to download the pattern.

    You knew we would be envious of the hello kitty comb…my question is when did you get this? I had one when I was a girl in the 80’s but haven’t seen them since I lost mine a decade ago!

    Thanks for including it. You’re charming as always.

  • Betz White

    HI E. Lindsey,
    Try looking on eBay for the Hello Kitty mirrored compact! :) Mine is soooo old!

  • Carrie

    Drats!…I missed out on the kits! Hopefully next time :o)

  • Kelly Mellott

    Can I just say that the cupcake pincushions are just about the CUTEST things I’ve ever seen — I’m totally in love! Amazing job! I’d love to speak to you about becoming a guest blogger on, please let me know if you’re interested! You can reach me at [email protected]

  • sesiber

    wowww so cute…

  • TwoHeartsTogether

    I just fell in love with these cupcakes when I first saw them! I’m not much of a sewer myself but want one just to show off in my craft room!
    I posted a picture of your cupcakes and a link to your Etsy shop on my craft site TWOHEARTSTOGTHER for my visiters to have the privilege to get their hands on some of your cake cushions!
    Check it out here:


    The perfect gift — fat free, but chock full of goodness! Love your blog and handmade work!


  • Giuli

    Hi Betz,
    I love all your ideas and I wish to ask you where I can find the CUP o Joe Kit. I’ve seen on your Etsy Shop but there isn’t this produtc.
    Giuli in Italy

  • Betz White

    Hi Giuli,
    I’m sold out of kits but will contact you when I have more.

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