No, I’m not talking about anything truly math related. I’m just running out of catchy titles. Today marks the day that I’m giving up keeping the holiday sewing quiet. I have so much to show you and if I wait ’til the end, it’ll be overwhelming and crazy so I’m done! I already sent my mother pictures and I’m fairly sure my sister is too busy to read this before the package makes it to her house, so here goes!
I made three purses…for three women. Specifically my mother, myself and my sister (oddly enough we always seem to be in that order in pictures too.)
I found this GREAT tutorial for a gathered clutch on Noodlehead’s blog a while back and I really wanted to make one, but I’m scared of purses. Patterns are involved (and we all know how well I do with patterns); there are zippers, interfacings, linings, oh my! Anyway, I wanted to make one but didn’t. UNTIL we got to the end of a very specific Kaffe bolt at Wish. (Oddly enough, that’s how I ended up starting my last project, too.) You see, it really looked like a fabric my Mom would like and since I still owe her an apron (Sorry, Mom! I swear it will happen.) I figured I’d try to make her something.
Enter the purse idea. I found a matching polka dot and a zipper and off I went.
Seriously, Anna deserves a medal. It was that easy! As in, “here I go…” and then, DONE! After I’d finished though, I thought to myself…”Is this too trendy?” “Will Mom like this?” I couldn’t make that stupid little voice in my head shut up so I sent her pictures. I know, I know. I suck at surprises. Turns out, she loved it! WOO HOO! Score one for Joanna!!
Enter my next idea…how about one for my sister?
Don’t you just LURVE that flower? Oh yeah, I’m proud of myself.
But I couldn’t stop there! I needed one!! Because, as the saying goes, “third time’s a charm.” Maybe that is meant for when you screw things up….hmm. Whatever. I made another.
So, three adorable clutches for three women (three by three)!
That’s all for today!! I need to wait for more gifts to reach their recipients before I can post any more.
P.S. The recipient of the T-Shirt quilt got it last night and she loved it!