Theme of the day = Goldfish!

Hide your disappointment if you were looking for small orange snacks.ūüėě ‚óĀ 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.