Thursday, September 23

Purse week

Nothing quite a little challenge to get my inspiration in overdrive. So when I saw the Lemon Squeezy Home Purse week contest post I just got right onto it.  

I had a few ideas already trotting in my head and I knew exactely where to dig up in my stash to find the supplies for 2 reasons, first I'm stashbusting with Robin @ The T-Shirt diaries and secondly I was already working on another purse project  but shhh that one is a secret!  

Note I almost tossed everything because that pretty blue fabric I picked out of my stash was fraying like crazy even though I had cut all the pieces with my pinking scissors. This is when I'm telling myself I really should invest into an overlock machine!So 2 late nights after this is the purse I put together for the challenge. As usual, I just winged it a bit as I was a bit limited in my supply options but this is not my first clutch. I learned a lot from my previous experiences like this one that I made for the Craftaholic Anonymous Christmas in July gift exchange : 

This time I chose to make a couple of things differently. 
  • Added a gusset on each side
  • Rounded the edges of the front flap and made it longer
  • No apparent button as I figured a good way to conceal the magnetic snap

So without further ado ... my latest purse creation: the China Blue Clutch. 

How did I do ? 


  1. You did great! I love this, such beautiful fabric! Thank you for linking it up to my Friday link party!

  2. Such a pretty little accessory Love the blue!

  3. It looks amazing! You can really tell that you put time and effort into your creation. Great work!

    Amie @

  4. It's absolutely gorgeous, you did a wonderful job - nice choice of fabrics.

  5. I love the fabric you choose for this! Beautiful!

  6. hi caroline:))....
    I come form Europe, and i realy like the idea of you having a link party...... I hope I'll meet a lot of new blogers........
    I realy like your blog.......
    You can check out my blog at

    greeting from croatia:))

  7. It is very pretty! I love the blue fabric. You did an awesome job.


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