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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sneak peek--solar system purse

I have been inspired by NASA & Etsy's 2010 Space Craft Contest, which sounds fun and exciting! Winners may get their works sent up in a space shuttle, and the grand prize winner gets to go see a space shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center! How cool is that?

I've had the idea for this purse for some time but this contest presented the perfect opportunity to get me to complete it :) I used the images at nasaimages.org for inspiration, particularly the Solar System Montage and All Planet Sizes--since I'm a dork, I wanted to be as accurate about the planets as possible, within the limitations of my available scale and felt.

What I really wanted to do was get all the planets on one side of the purse, but as Brie pointed out, my standard-size felt purse is not big enough and I may have to split them in half. I think that is what's going to happen. I cut out and arranged the planets on both sides of the purse in a way I'm ok with. The purse will be lined in a star-print cotton fabric and I'll use a brighter blue for the blanket stitch around it.

Now I'm just trying to decide if it is worth going to the craft store, getting more felt, and trying to make this a large purse so all the planets fit on the front. Suggestions?


  1. OMG, I love the new shift to solar system - I especially love Jupiter and Earth - did you dye those?

  2. Thanks Kate! I had some tie-dye-looking felt lying around :) I thought about painting my own but it seemed like too much trouble, haha.


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