Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Who likes a project that takes less than 2 hours? This gal!

I had some scraps left over from my Birdie Sling bag.  :)  I love scraps.  Makes me feel economical, thrifty, especially when I find some THIS cute to make with them.  Somehow I stubbled up on this tutorial by Noodle head for this cute little clutch.  It has these cute little pleats...they are hard to see in the picture.

Now I will admit it took me about 2 hours to make my first one.  I think it would seriously take less time next time and it would help if I wasn't on the phone for most of that time as well. 

It has cute little credit card slots. 

It has this divider, but mine came out more like a wet noodle shape....not too dividey...any ideas. 

As suggested, I used a bigger seam allowance on the lining (an extra 1/4 of an inch)...but it still is a bit flimsy in there. 

In other news....lookie what the mail lady dropped off at my house! 

My package from the bag swap.  My partner was Michelle of Shee Designs.  She designed this bag herself.  Isn't the design cute?  I love the 2 tone strap.  It is perfect and exactly what I wanted...a cheerful purse.  Michelle runs an internet shop of these homemade goodies.  If you are in a pinch and need a cute present, you should head over there.  She also has a fun blog.  Thanks, Michelle.  I sure enjoyed this swap.  She also made me a cute little notebook and a bit of fabric.  It is super cute.

If you are wondering where your bag package is, as of this morning, I still have 5 bags that have not been sent yet.  I know the deadline is just days away on Saturday and I have sent reminders.  I have been reassured by every swapper that their bag is going out this week, so feel assured yours will be in the mail on time.  I have heard of several that shipped over the weekend and yesterday, too.   And, I hope to hear from 2-3 people that they shipped today, that was their hope.


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

CUTE!!! Your clutch is adorable. Great way to use those scraps. And your swap bag... I LOVE IT!!! Lucky girl!

Maria said...

Yes your cluych purse is great. Might be a good Xmas present for some of my folk.
Your swap bag is gorgeous and also the matching notebook.
I m so looking forward to getting my in the mail.
It;s like xmas.

Mandy said...

Mine was shipped weeks ago but I still haven't heard from my partner that she recieved it! I hope she gets it soon :)

Michelle said...

Great pattern! And what a nice bag you got!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Your clutch is adorable Kris. I love that sweet little design. And your bag swap is very cute too!

Nancy said...

i need to make that clutch. would make great make up bags for my christmas list..

i shipped mine out priority yesterday...so she should get it by tomorrow..

Allie said...

I love that pleated clutch, I've saved the tutorial. Your new bag is very cheerful, so pretty!!!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are my go to blog about everything bags Kris!! More great creations and you got a great one in your exchange.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the clutch pattern location...yours is adorable!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Hi Kris!

You are the Queen of bags! I have only made a few small ones but I am afraid of zippers. Would you consider doing a tutorial or jsut giving us some tips?


Terry said...

Cute little clutch! Love the bag you got too! I have a thing for butterflies! :0)