Theme of the day = Goldfish!

Hide your disappointment if you were looking for small orange snacks.😞 ◁ That’s your disappointed face.  Admit it.

Don’t know what’s up with me and purse sewing these days.  I’m still at it, and it shocks the shit out of me.  I’ve been making tons of those Necessary Clutch Wallets by Emmaline Bags.  My stock “excuse” is that I have been trying out different combinations of interfacing.  I think I’ve just about achieved my perfect combo.  My fickle crafter’s mind keeps seeking out new opportunities to try out my new stiff interfacing knowledge.  By the way, in that last sentence, “stiff” and “interfacing” go together.  Not “interfacing” and “knowledge.”

I bought a new pdf purse pattern, the Integral Bow Clutch by Constructivism.  Dang, what a cute little bag.  Did you guess that it has a bow on it?

Who knew you could find goldfish in a palm tree?
Who knew you could find goldfish in a palm tree?

This little gem is not a project for the timid.  The construction techniques are unconventional.  And the result?  Also unconventional, mainly because nobody will ever figure out how you made it.  Next time I leave the house, I’m gonna take it for a whirl.

My little vanity tags are Tiffany blue! And I’m off to my craft room to trim that little thread…

I added card slots in the interior.  There’s no room for a wallet in this little bugger, and I don’t like my cards flopping all over.  And flop they will, if you don’t corral them.  I also added a detachable wrist strap so I can sling it around.  It turned out so cute, I’m going to enter it in the Purse Palooza contest over on the Sew Sweetness Blog.  Wish me luck!

These are the glamor shots I took, my little bag out and about in the garden, next to the pond, in the lemon tree…

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If you like my new creation, leave me a comment.  I feel like I’m talking to myself in a wind tunnel.  Wondering if I should actually tell people I’m writing a blog.

Stay crafty, my friends.